HackZurich and the Federal Department of Home Affairs organizes a 72h non-profit hackathon for people with expertise in data science or healthcare to search for innovative possible solutions to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Problems and Purpose
COVID-19 has developed into a global crisis in recent weeks. Dozens of countries are currently facing similar challenges, and time is critical. HackZurich, with one of the world's largest network of international technology specialists, is able to mobilize a large number of experts within a very short time. A global challenge requires global solutions and therefore needs collaboration between a wide range of different actors.
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Main organizers: HackZurich and ETHZurich
This initiative is under the patronage of the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) and the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA).
It further includes universities, educational organizations, media actors, and private firms. The full partners list is available here.
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Participants are self-selected, via online registration.
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Analysis and Lessons Learned
Webpage of the event: https://www.codevscovid19.org/
Webpage of a main organizer (HackZurich): http://www.hackzurich.com