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ArabNet Developer Tournament highlights UAE's top technical talent–20 April

Dubai Internet City pledges its support to local talent 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 14, 2013 - (ME NewsWire) Afterits successful rounds in Beirut, Amman, and Riyadh, the ArabNet Developer Tournament will showcase the UAE's most talented web and mobile programmers in a series of coding challenges at the Dubai Round on April 20th 2013.  The competition, sponsored in the UAE by Du and hosted by Dubai Internet City, seeks to highlight young technical talent across the region and connect them with job opportunities in the growing digital sector.  “The ArabNet Developer Tournament will shine the spotlight on the hidden heroes of the digital industry – the developers who build every website we visit and app we use,” stated Omar Christidis, the Founder & CEO of ArabNet.

Speaking ahead of the event, Majed Al Suwaidi, Director of Business Development at Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource Zone said: “By hosting this competition; we hope to be able to give local talent the support they need to take their ideas to market. In line with this, the in5 innovation hub hosted in DIC is committed to supporting entrepreneurs, programmers and start-ups from the early stages of idea creation through their idea implementation up until the commercial launch of their product by providing infrastructural support as well as a dynamic and engaging working environment which provides the tools need to compete in the global marketplace.”

With $124 million in investments in IT startups in MENA in 2012, the digital sector in the Middle East is booming, but the difficulty of locating technical talent remains one of the main bottlenecks for its growth. Companies today are struggling to identify the developers that they need to build their business.  A recent survey by, a leading technology career site, concluded that the top three most difficult vacancies to fill in the U.S. are developers, twice or three times as difficult as other vacancies, according to hiring managers. ArabNet's regional Developer Tournament addresses this challenge by offering a platform for connecting developers with career opportunities, either as the technical co-founders for new startups, or the leads of technical teams in established companies.

The Dubai tournament will kick off at 8:00 AMon April 20thin Conference Halls 1 & 2 of Dubai Knowledge Village. The tournament will consist of four heats; it will last for 12 hours, at the end of which the winners for Dubai will be announced.

The top four winners from each of the Beirut, Amman, Riyadh, and Dubai tournaments will receive $5,000 of cash prizes and the opportunity to represent their countries in the final championship roundat the ArabNet Digital Summit this June.

Developers can registernow to participate in the Dubai Developer Tournament free of charge. The proceedings of previous tournaments and more information aboutthe Dubai competition can be viewed at

About ArabNet
ArabNet is the hub for digital professionals and entrepreneurs to connect and learn. Its activities, aimed at building the web and mobile industry and supporting entrepreneurship in the region, includean annual Digital Summit,widely acknowledged as the largest digital gathering in the MENA;a series of market-focused digital conferences across the region;anditsIdeathon and Startup Demo competitionsthat have a track-record of successfully connecting entrepreneurs and startups with funding and incubation.

*Source: ME NewsWire

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