Create Tech Solutions to Combat COVD-19

Join Girls in Tech for a global virtual hackathon to design innovative solutions to combat COVID-19.

Our mission at Girls in Tech is to bring the world together through education and experiences, and never before has that mission been so tested. While the global pandemic caused by COVID-19 and its direct impact on the healthcare industry and vulnerable populations is unprecedented, our community remains steadfast and resolute in helping those in need. Now more than ever, it's our priority to provide innovative solutions to help the doctors, nurses, paramedics, administrators and others on the frontline as well as protect people in need of special care around the world. 

 

PRODUCT CHALLENGE IDEAS:

Participants are encouraged to develop solutions for challenges mentioned in the following tracks. Projects outside of the following tracks are welcome as long as they address a relevant need in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

  1. Accessibility to educational resources about Social Distancing guidelines in COVID-19
  2. COVID-19 patient testing access and prioritization 
  3. Remote patient triage
  4. COVID-19 immunity checks
  5. Nontraditional methods to deliver care in a COVID-19 landscape
  6. Fulfillment and distribution of hospital supplies to front-line workers
  7. Minimizing space and maximizing utility 
  8. Healthcare workforce wellness, management, and safety improvements

 

PRIZES FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS: 

In order to receive these prizes, you must submit your completed project to the Girls in Tech Hackathon DEVPOST by the submission deadline.

 

HACKATHON SCHEDULE:

  Build Period Judging
Sprint June 1 - June 19 June 29 - July 10

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Step Topic Main content
# 1 Registration In DevPost, click the “Register” button and create an account.
# 2 Join Slack Workspace Join the Slack Workspace: Girlsintech-virtualhackathon. Introduce yourself at #welcome!
# 3 Recruit team members If you’re looking for team members, you can also find teammates in https://girls-in-tech-hackathon.devpost.com/participants or post in #find-teammates Slack channel.
# 4 Create a team channel in Slack Feel free to create your own channel in Slack and invite all of your team members to it.
# 5 Review rules and challenges Review the rules and guidelines on DevPost and challenge project ideas: https://girls-in-tech-hackathon.devpost.com/
# 6 Prototype, build, and test! Work on your challenge project and submit via DevPost. It is highly recommended to reach out to your team members through Slack
# 7 Submit! Submit your completed project by the Sprint deadline.

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Prizes

$30,700 in prizes

Gold

- $10K in AWS credits
- $800 cash prize

Silver

- $7K in AWS credits
- $450 cash prize

Bronze

- $5K in AWS credits
- $250 cash prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Individual participants over 18 years old can participate.
  • Teams are welcome to sign up as a group of up to 5 members or as individuals.

Requirements

Project Options:

   1. Build a functioning MVP ready for immediate use.
   
   OR

    2. Develop a prototype concept for an application that can later become a functioning product. 

 

All of the following items must be included in submission to the Girls in Tech DevPost page:

1. Submission form 

    • Submit your project to the Girls in Tech Devpost before the deadline and complete the submission form questionnaire. Submission (including video/code links) are editable until the deadline. 
      • Introduction
      • Purpose & Motivation
      • How this application works
      • How this application was developed
      • How to use this application
      • Difficulties & Challenges you faced
      • Go-to-Market Evaluation (How will this product be made scalable and accessible to the public?)

 

2. Video

    • Upload a short video demo of your product, including an explanation of the function and solution. This video can be submitted as a Youtube link on your Devpost page for your project.
    • Videos should be a maximum of 3 minutes long.

 

3. GitHub or other code repo link

    • Please ensure that this link is publicly shareable so judges can access your project

  

4. Images, Screenshots, & Wireframes

 

By submitting your project to the Girls in Tech Hackathon DEVPOST, you are acknowledging that these materials may be used to promote this hackathon globally.

Judges

Janice Bryant Howroyd

Janice Bryant Howroyd
Founder and CEO, ActOne Group

Donna Boyer

Donna Boyer
Vice President, Product Management & Design, Stitch Fix

Sastry Durvasula

Sastry Durvasula
Global Head of Technology and Digital, McKinsey & Company

Alyson Welch

Alyson Welch
Vice President, Sales, Twilio

Darrell Mockus

Darrell Mockus
CTO/CIO, The Myers-Briggs Company

Jonathan Abrams

Jonathan Abrams
Co-founder and General Partner, 8-Bit Capital

Judging Criteria

  • Originality and Innovation
    Is the application’s concept original and unique?
  • User Experience
    Is the design easy to use with a quality and intuitive user interface?
  • Usefulness
    Is this application solving and addressing real issues that users are facing?
  • Go-to-Market Ready
    How soon can this application be deployed and used by real users?