Zoho Corporation, a prominent global technology business, announced that registration for Create for Impact, its first low-code hackathon in Saudi Arabia, is now open. The goal of the hackathon is to inspire professional developers and coding enthusiasts to use Zoho Creator, the company’s low-code application development platform, to turn their ideas into unique, useful apps. Zoho made the news while attending LEAP, a global technology conference in Riyadh.

Izzedine Al Mozayen, Regional Manager for Saudi Arabia at Zoho, said, “We are excited to bring the first low-code hackathon to the kingdom. We believe that technology can help tackle everyday problems and encourage young minds in Saudi to immerse themselves in this fun and engaging experience to build solutions that have the potential to make an impact. Zoho Creator is a powerful and easy-to-use platform that is accessible to both professional developers and non-coders who can use it to create custom solutions and prototypes in a fast and efficient manner.”

“Leveraging low-code’s intuitive visual builders, readymade code blocks and numerous API integrations, participants can bring ideas to life to deliver sustainable solutions, as long as they have a clearly mapped idea and problem-solving skills,” Al Mozayen added.

The top five applications that solve a real-world problem will receive gift cards worth up to SAR 10,000 from Zoho. In addition, the winning entry will receive an iPad Pro as well as the opportunity to commercialize their software by listing it on Zoho’s Marketplace. Healthcare, government services, education, environmental challenges, smart cities, business operations, and other fields can all benefit from the applications.

The hackathon is available to both experienced developers and citizen developers (non-coders) in Saudi Arabia; students aged 18 and up with a desire to build high-quality applications are also encouraged to join. The hackathon will take place online.