DIU hosts First Multimedia AI Hackathon in Bangladesh


DIU hosts First Multimedia AI Hackathon in Bangladesh

Central Program
Date: 2024-05-26
Category: Current Events

Winners of First Multimedia AI Hackathon Bangladesh pose for photographs along with the distinguished guests organized by Multimedia and Creative Technology Department of Daffodil International University. 

The Department of Multimedia and Creative Technology (MCT) under the Faculty of Science and Information Technology at Daffodil International University has successfully organized the first-ever Multimedia AI Hackathon in Bangladesh. The event began with its first round on 18th May 2024, attracting 830 submissions across four categories: AI-Based Image Generation, AI-Based 3D Modeling, AI-Based 2D/3D Animation, and AI-Based Game Development. From these, the jury selected 23 outstanding projects for the final round.

 On 25th May 2024, the Final Round Project Presentation and Awards Ceremony was held, featuring industry leaders, government officials, and academic figures. Distinguished guests included Abul Fatah Md Baligur Rahman, Project Director of DEIEDP, ICT Division; Mr. Rana Moshiur, Consultant at the ICT Division; S M Bonin, Consultant at the ICT Division; and S.A. Mamun, Multimedia and Animation Consultant for the SDMGA Project, ICT Division. Industry representatives included Tayhidul Islam, Project Director at NDE Infratech; Nafees Khabir, Managing Director of Perky Rabbit; and Engr. Nurul Islam Nahid, Founder and CEO of Universe Soft Care. Academic leaders present were Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Daffodil International University; Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor; Professor Dr. S.M. Mahbub Ul Haque Majumder, Pro-Vice Chancellor; Professor Dr. Syed Akhter Hossain, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology (FSIT); Prof. Dr. Md Kabirul Islam, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) and Dr. Shaikh Muhammad Allayear, Proctor. This time-demanding event was planned by Md. Salah Uddin, Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of MCT.

 The ceremony included a special session on “The Journey of the Animation Industry in Bangladesh,” followed by final round presentations from 23 students. The jury recognized 15 projects, awarding winners, 1st runners-up, and 2nd runners-up across all categories, along with three special awards in the AI-Based 2D/3D Animation category.

 Dr. Md. Sabur Khan emphasized practical applications, while Abul Fatah Md Baligur Rahman committed to securing funds for innovative student projects. Other guests highlighted the growing global multimedia market and the promising career opportunities for students.

 The event featured three webinars: “The Role of AI in Graphic Design” by Md Golam Faruque; “Future of 3D: How AI is Transforming Modeling and CGI” by Tanvir M. N. Islam; and “Integration of AI in the Animation Industry” by Murad Abrar.

 Following the ceremony, the MCT Department signed MoUs with Perky Rabbit and Universe Soft Care, marking promising collaborations. The Multimedia AI Hackathon fosters innovation and creativity among students, preparing them for future challenges in the digital landscape.