Hack A Global, Virtual Hackathon Powered by GitHub and Hackathons UK

March 23rd to April 12th

A global, virtual hackathon

What is this about?

A fully-online, people-focused hackathon bringing people together to use their skills to help combat the issues the world is facing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

By working with medical professionals and industry, we’ll provide the knowledge and tools to empower hackers to work towards around improving health, remote working and helping vulnerable populations.

How do I sign up?

First, register on our DevPost – this is where projects will be submitted for judging. Then, head over to our Discord server and you are ready to go! All the important information you need can be found here.

Tracks

Instead of having different challenges, at Hack Quarantine we’ve decided to have separate tracks. Your project doesn’t have to fit perfectly into one track, it could be a mix and match of several (or all of them). We’ve chosen these tracks based on areas where we think that tech could be used to help solve some of the problems that the world is currently facing with the ongoing pandemic.

Supporting People Quarantined or At Risk

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This track is about finding ways to support people who are quarantined or self isolating at home, and helping At Risk people avoid catching it. Projects could include something to make it easier for individuals or groups to get food without leaving the house, or something to help with cabin fever!

Tech and Health

How can technology be used to help the doctors and nurses at the front line, or help with early detection. Anything from using a thermal camera to help with detection, or an app that makes it easier to work out where you’ve been for contact tracing.

Remote Working

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Remote working can be hard at the best of times, this track is about making it easier to be productive at home whilst not feeling so isolated. This could be by finding ways to improve communication or finding unique ways to make it easier for people to complete their roles outside of the office.

Improving Awareness and Behaviour

With information changing every hour, it’s getting very difficult for people to keep up on what they need to know. How can we use tech to get the public engaged and informed on the ongoing situation without causing panic. For this track you could create an app that reminds you to wash your hands whenever you enter a new building, or something that monitors your webcam to warn you when you’ve touched your face.

By CJ Sanchez
CJ Sanchez Career Coach CJ Sanchez