MyHackathon winners receive RM55k incentive

Abang Johari (second right) presents the incentive to Mohammad Norhamizan while Mohamad Morshidi (left) and Sudarnoto look on

KUCHING: The winners of MyHackathon Sarawak received additional prizes amounting to RM50,000 and RM5,000 respectively from Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation (SDEC).

The presentation of prizes to the winners for the marathon and sprint categories was presented by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg in a simple ceremony in his office at Wisma Bapa Malaysia here on Monday (Jan 4).

MyHackathon is a nationwide innovation competition, organised by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) as part of the National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana) which focuses on delivering public services to the community with technology and digitisation.

There were six series of hackathons in total, with each hackathon focused on a different theme, consisting two categories, namely marathon and sprint and hosted in six cities throughout Malaysia, namely Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Kinabalu, Penang and Kuching which took place from October to December last year and was open to all Malaysians.

Abang Johari (second right) presents the incentive to Chai while Mohamad Morshidi (left) and Sudarnoto look on.

On Dec 7, the local team, Neuon Al Sdn Bhd, led by Chai Kok Chin, received a cash prize of RM250,000 after being announced as one of the winners in the marathon category with its project entitled ‘RoadPlus: Al Power Asset Infrastructure Management’ which focuses on road maintenance efficiency.

The winner of the sprint category, Mohammad Norhamizan Abu Bakar and his team received a cash prize of RM10,000 with their project entitled, ‘Skoupidia’ which is a platform for waste companies that produce optimal routes based on the number of households in their area.

Also present were SDEC chairman Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani and chief executive officer Sudarnoto Osman.