Flatten the Curve Hack wants your help

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Calls for daring and innovative ideas for the COVID-19 pandemic response

The Australian Computer Society, together with AustCyber and dozens of Australian organisations, are looking for daring and innovative ideas that will help Australia to flatten the curve and emerge stronger from the situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

In a 48h online Hackathon, we want to develop functional digital or analogue prototypes to counter the virus with tangible solutions. For this to work, #flattenthecurvehack needs a strong, diverse community. That means people with very different perspectives and abilities.

The aim of this online event is to host industry experts, creatives and other professionals in designing and presenting functional solutions to real-life problems, brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, such as:

  • Availability of mass, cheap and accurate testing kits for coronavirus.
  • A vaccine.
  • Mental health concerns in the face of widespread job loss and social isolation.
  • Personal protective equipment supplies and supply chains.

When is the event?

The event begins at 6pm on Thursday 9 April and concludes 48 hours later (Saturday 11 April).

How can I get involved?

The event is open to all, including motivated hackers, creatives, problem-solvers and developers.

Participate – different roles for diverse humans

Do you want to work together with others on a creative solution for a current challenge in the context of the Corona crisis and make a meaningful contribution to society? Are you a motivated hacker, a creative, a problem-solver or a developer? Do you have internet access and an email address? Then register now and get involved!

Participants wanting to work together with others on a creative solution for a current challenge in the context of the COVID-19 crisis and make a meaningful contribution to society are also welcomed.

Mentor – guide teams to deliver game changing solutions

To support the participants on their way to the ingenious solution against Covid-19, we are looking for volunteer mentors for the online Hackathon with expertise in Design Thinking & Creativity Methods, IT, Data, Web Design & Multimedia, Business Model, Presentation & Pitching.

Challenges – what problems if solved, will have the greatest impact?

What challenges do you and society face in the current situation? Suggest a challenge and the teams of the Hackathon will develop practical solutions for it within 48 hours. The challenges can come from all areas of society. Submit a challenge now and accompany teams in the process of developing solutions.