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?
Data Repository by Johns Hopkins
Open Source Know-How
White House Dataset
COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) by Microsoft Research
COVID-19 Open Research Dataset Challenge
World Health Organization App
European CDC Data
Real-time tracking of pathogen evolution
MongoDB’s flexible data model
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
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