Create tech-solutions to global challenges caused by Covid-19

Covid-19 is a calamity that is affecting everyone, indiscriminate to age, nationality, or anything that divides us -- that's why we're creating CovidHacks! Covid Hacks is a hackathon that aims to draw youth programming enthusiasts from all around the globe together to develop innovative solutions to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 experience. This event will take place for 24 hours on the weekend of September 5th-6th, and it will be open to students of all skill levels. Over these 24 hours, we will host 3 different workshops for any participants who wish to attend. Check out our website https://www.covidhacks2020.com/ for more information and follow us on our different social media platforms!

 

ALL participants will be allowed access to the various benefits provided by our sponsors, which include:

  • 90-day extended trial promo code [Balsamiq]
  • free upgrade to Taskade unlimited [Taskade]
  • 3 free months of hacker plan [Repl.it]
  • free credits to SashiDo platform [SashiDo]
  • free access to echoAR premium account [EchoAR]
  • free access to Wolfram|One [Wolfram Language]

View full rules

Prizes

$10,000 in prizes

1st Place

- $500 Bugsee credits
- Sublime Text License Keys
- Open Water VC Priority Interview/Internships
- 1 year free Wolfram|Alpha Pro and Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus
- 5 raffle tickets (per hacker)

2nd Place

- $300 Bugsee credits
- AoPS coupons
- 6 months free 1Password tokens
- 1 year free Wolfram|Alpha Pro and Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus
- 3 raffle tickets (per hacker)

3rd Place

- $200 Bugsee credits
- 2 Magoosh ACT/SAT experience
- 1 year free Wolfram|Alpha Pro and Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus
- 1 raffle ticket (per hacker)

Raffle Winners (5)

Enter in our raffle to have a chance at winning

- Airpods
- Nintendo Switch Lite
- JBL speaker
- fitbit
- Amazon echo dot
- MX Master mouse
- Sublime Text Keys

**UPDATE: Raffle open to ALL participants

Send us an email or message us on Instagram with a screenshot for proof!

EchoAR challenge

$50 Amazon gift card

1-month free Business Tier access

A feature in our newsletter (sent to investors and AR/VR ecosystem)

*MUST use the echoAR platform as part of project to be eligible for reward

Sashido Machine Learning Challenge

Participants must register to SashiDo's 45-day free trial & create a project with ML & SashiDo & submit to them for review.

SashiDo will create a short blog post about the 3 top projects & announce a contest for a prize.

By poll voting through their channels (Twitter, FB, etc.), the project with the most votes will take the prize!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  1. Must be aged 18 & under
  2. Be in possession of the necessary tools to complete/submit your project (e.g. a computer, required software for project, an internet connection

Requirements

  • ~5 minute video of your product/app/website in action 
  • all of the relevant code for your product (GITHUB)
  • pitch to judges (problem & solution)

Check out our judging requirements, which should be used as a guideline for your project.

Please note that if your project wins one of the challenges provided by the sponsors, your project will be featured on their blogs and may lead to internships opportunities. We will also ask winners if they wish to have their projects featured on our social media platforms. 

Judges

Alon Grinshpoon

Alon Grinshpoon
CEO of EchoAR

Kevin Tang
CE Major @ UCLA

David Keller

David Keller
Owner of Mr. Code's Wild Ride

Edward Wibowo

Edward Wibowo
Full Stack Developer

Lucas Sta Maria

Lucas Sta Maria
Full Stack Developer

Judging Criteria

  • User interface/Design
  • Originality & Innovation
  • Solvency
  • Product Quality
  • Relevancy to Theme