QWorld NYUAD Hackathon Quantum Computing Course | March 2023

QWorld NYUAD Hackathon QC Certification Course | March 8-20, 2023

QWorld NYUAD Hackathon QC Certification Course 2023 is the 2-weeks quantum workshop series organized by QWorld and NYU Abu Dhabi. Its program is addressed to participants of the NYUAD International Hackathon for Social Good, interested in their development towards quantum computing and quantum programming.

Our workshop will take place during the 11th annual NYUAD International Hackathon for Social Good. The event will be held at NYUAD’s Conference Center (onsite) from April 28, 2023, to April 30, 2023. This year’s topic is Quantum Computing (QC), one of the most promising technologies of our time.

QWorld NYUAD Hackathon QC Certification Course 2023 | Quantum Workshops

We invite you to a series of workshops (QBronze & QSilver) in the field of quantum computing and programming! We provide free participation in workshops at two levels of advancement (introductory & intermediate). Participation in the workshops is free, while the order of registration is decisive.

For our workshops we are inviting high school students, university and graduate students, researchers, professors, and industrial people. During the event, it will be possible to establish also new contacts, take part in an integration meetings and exchange of experiences between participants at various stages of their scientific careers.

During workshops, we will use our tutorials Bronze-Qiskit and Silver. We will use Discord to communicate with each other and conduct the workshop by Zoom meetings. Jupyter notebooks and Zoom lectures will be in English, mentoring will be available also in local languages. During all workshops, mentors are provided who will answer questions and consult on the progress in learning.

About the program


Bronze-Qiskit is QWorld’s introductory level quantum programming workshop series. It is a collection of Jupyter notebooks, and each notebook has many programming tasks to provide hands-on experiences. Bronze-Qiskit is an active version of Bronze using Qiskit as the quantum programming framework. The course material is designed for everyone who wants to learn the basics of quantum computing and learn how to write simple quantum programs. The only prerequisite is a basic knowledge of programming (e.g., using conditionals and loops) in Python.

Bronze-Qiskit has five main sections, and for each of them, the participant should spend about 3-4 hours. Their scope includes basics of classical systems, basics of quantum systems, quantum operators on a quantum bit, entanglement and basics quantum protocols, and quantum search algorithm.


QSilver is QWorld’s intermediate-level workshop series on quantum computing and programming focusing on complex numbers, QFT, and Shor’s Algorithm. Silver includes two different quantum programming frameworks, Qiskit and Cirq. Each notebook consists of some theoretical background about the subject, and programming tasks. Silver is designed for everyone with a basic knowledge of quantum computing concepts like qubits, quantum gates and quantum circuits and some hand-on experience in quantum programming.

Silver has five main sections, and their scope includes an introduction to complex numbers, Bloch Sphere, operations with Complex Numbers, quantum Fourier Transform and its applications, and Shor’s algorithm.

Our Team

Organizers: Jibran Rashid (QWorld), Sana Odeh (NYUAD)
Leaders: Jibran Rashid (QBronze), Claudia Zendejas-Morales (QSilver)
Mentors: Kenneth Isamade, Ioannis Theodonis, Lorraine Tsitsi Majiri, AbdulMalek Baitulmal, Ini Ekpenyong Ukut
Technical Staff: Abdullah Khalid (Canvas), Lorraine Tsitsi Majiri (Discord)

Contact: info [at] qworld.net

Schedule of QWorld NYUAD Hackathon QC Certification Course 2023

The workshop will be held during 2 weeks with approximately requiring 40 hours of training. Participants are expected to follow the workshop materials and complete the tasks on their own. Each day, there will be a theoretical session at 20:00-21:30 (GMT+4) about the content of the day and participants will have a chance to ask their questions. During the day, participants will be able to get help from the mentors in the Discord server. The topics to be covered each day by the participants is given below.

QBronze program:

Day 1 | March 8 (20:00-21:30, GMT+4)
One Bit | Coin Flipping | Coin Flipping Game | Probabilistic States | Probabilistic Operators | Two Probabilistic Bits

Day 2 | March 9 (20:00-21:30, GMT+4)
Quantum Coin Flipping | First Quantum Programs with Qiskit | Hadamard Operator | One Qubit | Quantum State | Superposition and Measurement | Visualization of a (Real-Valued) Qubit

Day 3 | March 10 (20:00-21:30, GMT+4)
Operations on the Unit Circle | Rotations | Reflections | Quantum Tomography | Two Qubits | Phase Kickback

Day 4 | March 14 (20:00-21:30, GMT+4)
Entanglement and Superdense Coding | Quantum Teleportation | Multiple Control Constructions

Day 5 | March 15 (20:00-21:30, GMT+4)
Inversion About the Mean | Grover’s Search: One Qubit Representation | Grover’s Search: Implementation

QSilver program:

Day 1 | March 16 (20:00-21:30, GMT+4)
Introduction to complex numbers

Day 2 | March 17 (20:00-21:30, GMT+4)
Bloch Sphere, operators with complex numbers

Day 3 | March 20 (20:00-21:30, GMT+4)
Quantum Fourier Transform

Day 4 | March 21 (20:00-21:30, GMT+4)
Quantum phase estimation, order finding algorithm

Day 5 | March 22 (20:00-21:30, GMT+4)
Shor’s Algorithm

    Quantum workshops | Homework and Certificate

    We will use Canvas learning management system for homework tracking.
    Assignments and quizzes for the quiz, along with their deadlines are as follows.

    Quiz – Basics of classical SystemsSun Mar 12, 2023
    Quiz – Basics of quantum systemsSun Mar 12, 2023
    Quiz – Operations on real valued qubits and multiple qubitsSun Mar 12, 2023
    Quiz – Entanglement and protocolsThu Mar 16, 2023
    Quiz – Grover’s Search AlgorithmThu Mar 16, 2023
    Quiz – Introduction to Complex Numbers ISun Mar 19, 2023
    Quiz – Introduction to Complex Numbers IISun Mar 19, 2023
    Quiz – DFT, QFTSun Mar 19, 2023
    Assignment – Intro to CirqSun Mar 19, 2023
    Quiz- QPE, Order finding, ShorThu Mar 23, 2023
    Assignment – QPE and Order FindingThu Mar 23, 2023

    To obtain the certificate, you must score at least 50% on each assessment, and 70% overall.

    Code of Conduct

    Our event is dedicated to providing a harassment-free workshop experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event.

    We respect the minors (children under age 18) and we must make every effort to protect their rights. All private relationships, private communications (including social media channels), or sexual contacts with minors are prohibited.

    The default communication channel between the organizers and participants is e-mail. Except filing the application form, the contact info of any attendee or participant cannot be requested by any person from organizer side (i.e., mentor, educator, speaker, organizer, sponsor, or volunteer). On the other hand, any person from organizer side may share his or her contact info with a participant who is not a minor, upon request by the participant.

    A minor can access the emails of the main organizers on the event’s website. If a minor interested in working with a person from organizer side for scientific or pedagogical purpose, then he or she should read this document before contacting this person:

    If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the organizers immediately. You may also contact directly the members of the Ethics Committee of QWorld.
    Check the above link for more details.

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