#CodeVsCovid19 hackathon (Online event)
Create solutions to address COVID19 Challenges!
This is an initiative under the patronage of the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA).
COVID-19 has developed into a global crisis in recent weeks. Dozens of countries are currently facing similar challenges. And time is critical. HackZurich, with one of the world’s largest network of international technology specialists, is able to mobilize a large number of experts within a very short time. A global challenge requires global solutions and therefore needs collaboration between a wide range of different actors.
We activate the collaborative brain, knowledge, and capacity of several thousand technology enthusiasts, researchers, creative minds and experts to solve the biggest challenges regarding COVID-19.
We unite the brightest minds in a 72h online hackathon, enable them with mentors, subject matter experts, data sources and an international network of partners. The goal of this 72h nonprofit online hackathon is to develop open-source prototypes, which contribute to solving the most pressing challenges in the current crisis. We want to build on existing solutions and technologies to prevent duplications and want to enable a sustainable impact after the hackathon to take projects to the next level and implement them for our daily life and work.