#VersusVirus – The Swiss hackathon against #COVID19 (Online event)
Inspired by the #WirVsVirus Hackathon (15,000 participants in Germany) and HackCrisis (Poland), several Swiss organizations are bringing Switzerland together to develop fresh ideas and solutions in dealing with and against the coronavirus.
#VersusVirus is a Swiss-wide virtual hackathon on April 3-5 under the patronage of the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA), which use the collective intelligence of researchers, experts, technology specialists and fellow citizens to develop fresh ideas and solutions for dealing with and combating the coronavirus.
During 48h, people from all over Switzerland with a variety of backgrounds will collaborate to find solutions for the challenges that we are facing right now or will be facing the future in the following areas: Protection of risk groups, Prevention of proliferation, Data against Fake News, Economic impact, Quarantine & mental health, Hospital & Care, Family & Children, Training, Home & Team Work, After the crisis, Support & Solidarity, Art & Culture, Crime Reduction, etc.
Among the organizers of #VersusVirus are Impact Hub Switzerland, Panter, Powercoders, Opendata.ch, Gebert Rüf Stiftung, digitalswitzerland, Staatslabor, Swisscom, ETH Entrepreneur Club, foraus, and many others.
Already a week before, form 27 to 30 March, the #CodeVsCovid19 will take place virtually. The #VersusVirus hackathon will build on the solutions and prototypes developed at this first event. The two initiatives build on each other thematically and the results are then jointly summarized, communicated and followed up.