IT Hackathon

‘Agile Shift’ hackathon features phishing awareness games

Teams use new cloud technologies, agile delivery methods in developing game applications.

‘Agile Shift’ hackathon features phishing awareness games

Information technology (IT) organized a hackathon with the title “Agile Shift" to develop phishing awareness games with DevOps tools.


Participants included four teams from different company business lines, including Technical Services and Upstream. The team members registered to spend five business days on developing the game applications. Participants were encouraged to use new computing cloud technologies and agile delivery methodologies introduced by IT under the DevOps program to facilitate the development and deployment of applications in the company.


The hackathon challenge was conducted virtually to develop a phishing awareness game with the objective to raise awareness about the risks of cyber-attacks.


After completing the challenge, the four teams presented their final products to a committee and were judged according to pre-defined success criteria which included readiness for use, look and feel, playability, enjoyment, and innovation. Afterwards, the hackathon organizers and judging committee selected the winning game to be recognized by Yousef Al Ulyan, vice president of IT.


The teams that participated in this challenge were: 

1- Exploration and Drilling and Workover: Arwa Mubarak and Maryam Alomair.

2- Corporate Applications: Lila Alahmady, Muadh Ghamdi and Prasanna Krishnamurthy.

3- University Internship Program: Raneem Alnajm, Reema Alsalem, Raoom Alrefaie and Reema Alreemi.

4- Information Protection: Mashael Alkhalis, Kholood Alajaji, Dhoha Almubayedh, Abdulmohsen Alotaibi and Omar Alharbi.


Corporate Applications Department won the challenge. The participants presented their games to members of management and received the green light to develop them further for corporate users to practice identifying phishing indicators. 


“I am delighted to see participants of different backgrounds and business lines,” said Al Ulyan. “Phishing awareness is paramount for our company's security and utilizing these games will definitely help users to practice detecting phishing indicators in suspicious emails.” 


You are currently using an older browser. Please note that using a more modern browser such as Microsoft Edge might improve the user experience. Download Microsoft Edge