What is a hackathon?

A global challenge requires global solutions and, therefore, needs collaboration between a wide range of different actors. A hackathon is an innovation marathon where teams gather and come up with new solutions to existing problems. #HackCoronaGreece will activate the brightest minds of our country and beyond to solve the biggest challenges regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.

What should I expect?

#HackCorona enables you to bring ideas to life. You will be able to work as a team from the comfort of your own home and to make an impact. You don’t need a complete product or solution to participate, and we will have judges and mentors available for a consultation to help guide your way. 

Who can participate?

#HackCoronaGreece is open for everyone, but we expect you to work in a team. We are looking for developers, designers, healthcare professionals, doctors, inventors and anyone who can help – no previous experience is required. You can register as an individual and we will help you find a team to work with or gather friends and join together as a team. Each team has a Team Captain and can include up to 10 members. Organizers reserve the right to disqualify entries and winners who violate the code of conduct and submission rules as outlined.

Who owns the intellectual property of the hackathon projects?

You. #HackCorona and its partners don’t have any claim to what you have developed.

What are the resources provided?
We will be providing multiple sources for the datasets, we are working on providing the cloud infrastructure but you are also welcome to use Github or any other infrastructure that you choose.

Data Repository by Johns Hopkins


Open Source Know-How


White House Dataset


COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) by Microsoft Research

Details: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/project/academic/articles/microsoft-academic-resources-and-their-application-to-covid-19-research/

Access: https://pages.semanticscholar.org/coronavirus-research

COVID-19 Data


COVID-19 Open Research Dataset Challenge


Reddit Resources


World Health Organization App


European CDC Data


ACAPS Resources


Real-time tracking of pathogen evolution


COVID Tracker


MongoDB’s flexible data model

Go and try it for free at https://cloud.mongodb.com and if you require more credits, please fill in this form: https://forms.gle/R4zLtWurWkNFMozq9

IBM Cloud and Watson APIs

https://ibm.biz/cloud-vs-covid19 Please ping IBM on slack to get a unique Feature Code


Postman COVID-19 API Resource Center


Google Maps, Cloud and G Suite


Maps: https://developers.google.com/maps/covid19



Do you have a Code of Conduct that I need to follow?

Yes, we have! This event is following the Berlin Code of Conduct


What does it mean to be a mentor or a judge and how can I be one?

Mentors have an extremely important role – you will give participants the tools, knowledge and assistance they need to succeed in transforming their ideas into practical and useful solutions. Mentors are also responsible for making themselves available according to the schedule to hacking teams to answer their questions, help them quickly resolve specific problems, advise them, and challenge them.

To sign up to become a mentor, please fill out this short form