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Published on June 3rd, 2016 | by Telecom PK


Netsol Technologies kicks off its 2nd Throw-A-Thon Today


LAHORE, 3 JUNE, 2016: Netsol Technologies 2nd hackathon has officially started today with a bang. With around 200 participants from all over Pakistan, gathered together to shape the future with their innovative ideas centered around entrepreneurship and the much talked about virtual reality.

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It is a 3-day long event, sponsored by Coca Cola and the Scotland-based 3D mapping company eeGeo. Netsol recently signed a deal with the 3D mapping and virtual reality platform, eeGeo and is looking for innovative ways to build on the virtual reality part of the business.

In addition, the disruptive transportation company, Uber is the official transportation partner, providing free rides to the participants all weekend, which has sparked much excitement amongst the attendees.

Faizaan Ghauri, VP of Strategy at NetSol, commented, “We are really excited about this Throw-A-Thon. After the successful one last year, we believe that this year will be the best Hackathon ever hosted in Pakistan.

Moreover, our partnerships with Uber for providing free rides to the participants have created a lot of buzz and excitement all over. We look forward to making this hackathon a huge success.”

The 3-day event is jam packed with exciting workshops by mentors such as Ahmad Nawaz, Country Lead of Mobility Apps at Google, Bart Denny Senior Vice President of Product at eeGeo and Zubin Davar, Product and Partnerships Marketing Manager at Google.

The participants can also experience virtual reality by using the first HTC Vive in Pakistan.

All updates for the hackathon can be found at its extensive social media platforms. To stay up to date with all the latest happenings in the event,

Like Throw a Thon on Facebook

Follow Throw-A-Thon on Instagram

Follow @Throwathon on Twitter

Follow us on Snapchat (username: throwathon)

About Uber

Uber is a smartphone app that helps people get a ride at the push of a button – there’s no waiting on the street or walking through unfamiliar neighborhoods to find a bus. It’s the most convenient way to get a safe, reliable and affordable ride – the app detects your location, tells you about your driver in advance, and means you can pay with cash or card. Since it’s inception in 2008, Uber is now in over 400 cities and 65 countries.

About NetSol Technologies

We provide the highest level of quality software products and services globally that meet the needs of our customers by maintaining our staff as our principal asset and being responsive to market expectations. Any progressive business demands the right tools to guide innovation and achieve strategic superiority. Having worked with more than 200 finance and leasing companies in over 30 countries, NetSol Technologies understands the unique operational challenges of today’s leasing and finance companies and empowers these organizations to achieve business excellence. Our customized approach and commitment to providing superior quality IT solutions have enabled us to help our clients streamline their business operations and optimize efficiency.


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