The Virtual Hackathon ‘Innovating during Quarantine’ was a digital campaign that developed in the Dominican Republican in light of the emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Problems and Purpose
The Virtual Hackathon ‘Innovating during Quarantine’ was a digital campaign created in light of the COVID-19 emergency. This digital campaign took place during 4 days in which more than 60 citizens participated online by ideating and designing innovative digital tools that could mitigate the effect of the epidemic in the country.
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
The Hackathon was led by the Technology Institute of the Americas (ITLA), the civil society organization Participación Ciudadana, the innovation lab InnovaLab RC, the ITC Chamber and the UN System in the Dominican Republic.
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Three of the designed solutions were chosen to be prototyped and eventually further developed at a larger scale.