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Are you up for a virtual hackathon? Reinvent Hacks is hosting a virtual hackathon called, Corona Hacks. It is targeted at youths between the age of 15-29 from the Carribean, Africa, Pacific and the Commonwealth, irrespective of their coding experience. The aim is to create digital solutions to hack COVID-19.

reinvent hacks launches corona hacks virtual hackathon

The youths are required to form teams of 2-4 to develop the ideas they come up with. These solutions must be focused on any of the following areas which are currently affected by the corona virus pandemic:

  • Healthcare
  • Business & Commerce
  • Governance and Rule of Law
  • Food & Water Security
  • Tourism
  • The Creative Industry

The objective are as follows:

  1. Introduce the concept of digital innovation
  2. Introduce youth to the necessary digital skills
  3. Enable collaboration between youth across the world
  4. Facilitate the development of innovative products and services that can serve key industries in light of the COVID-19 pandemic
  5. Showcase youth’s talent and ability
  6. Introduce traditional software developers to the global civic development space

To be eligible, participants must have the following:

  • At least 1 software developer in the group
  • At least 1 industry expert in the group
  • Teams are permitted to submit a maximum of 3 ideas regardless of selected industry
  • Teams must be 2 to 4 individuals in total
  • Teams must include at least 1 female participant
  • Participants must come from one of the following countries in the Caribbean, Africa, Pacific, and Commonwealth
  • All participants must be youth aged 15 – 29

To apply, visit: Reinvent Hacks

Deadline: April 25, 2020

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