GUST Hosts App Building Workshop

Date: 1 February 2021


Kuwait City, 1 February, 2021: Gulf University for Science and Technology held a three-day workshop for the general public and specifically Computer Science Students in Kuwait, to teach and show them how to build mobile apps. The virtual workshops, sponsored by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, were conducted by highly reputable and experienced professionals whose services were solicited by The Center for Applied Mathematics and Bioinformatics (CAMB). These were Dr. Hammoudeh Alamri, who earned his PhD in software engineering and Ms. Ola Monir, a Senior Android Engineer.


The workshops were conducted with a balanced approach of offering theoretical and practical sessions, with a focus on building apps that are compatible with the Android operating system. This is because only a basic working knowledge of programming is required for Android app development. The first part of the workshops concentrated on the basics such as designing and building complex layouts.


Dr. Wassim Daher, Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics and CAMB Chairperson, said, “The transition from a paper-based workplace to a fully digital one started years ago, but the COVID-19 era has sped up this process, and proved just how important it is to stay connected and for businesses to have a virtual presence. We hope that those who attended the workshops are now ready to put to use what they learned to improve current businesses and help give new ones a fighting chance for survival.”


CAMB was established in 2017 in partnership with Boston University with a mission is to promote innovative research in mathematics, computer science and sciences to create a positive impact on the local community.