Hackathon Covid-19 !
A 48-hour hackathon is being held over the weekend of 10-12 April, with the aim of developing solutions to address the most urgent health, social and financial problems caused by the COVID-19 epidemic.
Co-organized by HEC Paris, Ecole Polytechnique and Sciences Po Paris, the event will take place online, on the BeMyApp platform. In partnership with Engie and IBM - Call For Code, and supported by the HEC IDEA center, the X-HEC Entrepreneurs Master, Moho, SchooLab, Urban Linker, XMP Consult, Slack, the HEC SEED student association, etc.
Help keep our society active, fight against fear and paralysis and build a proactive national solidarity movement by uniting experts, entrepreneurs, developers, opinion leaders and citizens to find new solutions that fight this pandemic and mitigate its effects on society, both in the short and long term! These are the objectives that Camille Zivré and Lucille Collet, two young graduates of HEC Paris, set themselves two weeks ago, before being joined by a dozen students from Science Po Paris and the Ecole Polytechnique.
Their common wish is to find solutions that can be rapidly implemented to respond effectively to this unprecedented crisis, focusing on four main areas:
1. helping healthcare professionals
2. helping governments
3. helping companies
4. helping communities
Call for applications
The call is launched since last Friday to students, engineers, researchers, entrepreneurs, public policy experts.
Mentors, opinion leaders or experts in their field will provide mentoring: knowledge of an industry, mastery of a programming tool or language, expertise in business creation/modeling/management, legal knowledge, experience related to coronavirus, etc.
Duration: Launch on Friday 10 April from 4pm, to Sunday 12 April 2020.
Deadline for registration: Friday 10 April at 3pm.
Platform: Bemyapp is the main communication and submission platform. Team members are invited to communicate with each other through tools such as Slack, WhatsApp, Github, Stackoverflow.
Evaluation criteria: relevance, innovativeness, feasibility, timeliness, sustainability and impact on society.
There will be winners in each of the four action areas. Teams will have to focus on a single challenge.
Each project submitted to the platform will be published on the website after the event.
An Easter weekend like no other
Camille Zivré (H19), co-organizer of the event :
"An explorer at heart - some would say an adventurer - I am above all passionate about new technologies and deeply convinced of their potential to make a positive contribution to human progress. I am fortunate to work daily with determined and enthusiastic entrepreneurs and to share this creative energy with them.
It is in this state of mind that with Lucille, a classmate, we initiated the Covid-19 hackaton. Our goal is to mobilize all the brains that are isolated or frustrated to find solutions to face the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis. We also want to create a virtual space for exchange, collective work and proactive solidarity to fight against paralysis and social isolation.
We therefore encourage all those wishing to contribute to this effort! Join us on April 10-12 for a 48-hour marathon!
An Easter weekend like no other, but we promise you that the chocolate is always better after the effort 😉."