Batelco Kicks-Off Summer Camp for Digital Technology

July 17, 2019

Batelco, in collaboration with Brinc Batelco IoT Hub is organising a summer camp focused on Digital awareness, at the Brinc Batelco premises located in the Batelco Commercial Centre, Manama. The camp which kicked off on July 8, is designed to cater to 15-18 year olds and will run until July 24.

Ahmed Al Aali, founder and CEO of The Hive Digital Hub, is delivering hands-on training at each session to instruct the participants on how to translate an innovative idea into a working prototype in order to demonstrate it to interested parties and potential investors. The Hive is a technology hub focused on research and development in the field of software engineering and its CEO Ahmed has expertise in IOT and is an influencer in this arena. The best prototype will be presented with a prize at the end of the camp. A number of speakers will also deliver sessions throughout the programme to enrich the learning experience and skills for the participants.

Topics covered during the camp will include an introduction to IOT (the Internet of Things), including understanding the different types of IOT, as well as their characteristics and benefits in order to equip the participants with the skills and knowledge to apply this area of technology in their daily life.

Batelco is always keen to launch such initiatives in line with its social responsibility efforts to contribute to youth programmes and support the growth of technology in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Company continues to support a wide range of educational and youth programmes that aim to improve the digital technology skills needed by the youth and develop their talents, enabling a generation capable of engaging fully in the local labour market.

Such events provide an interactive platform for attendees to exchange knowledge with industry leaders, particularly in the field of telecommunications and digital technology in order to furnish the youth with the knowledge and skills required to contribute towards the achievement of the Kingdom’s Economic Vision.