Hack Kosice is one of the biggest student hackathons in Europe. In March 2020, 250 international students would have attended the second year of Hack Kosice. The current situation regarding the SARS-CoV-2 virus made us reschedule Hack Kosice to September. However, for now, we are introducing Hack Kosice Digital.

 

A fully online, international hackathon that unifies “best brains” to fight the pandemic.

SCHEDULE

Ideas collection (now) – 27 March   – happening now
Hacking 27 March 12.00 (CET) – 30 March 12.00 (CET)
Judging & closing 30 March 12.00 (CET) – 18.00 (CET)

WORKSHOPS

 

How can Next Generation Hospital Bratislava Bory prepare for potential pandemic situations? 27 March 16.00 CET
How can Next Generation Hospital Bratislava Bory prepare for potential pandemic situations? 28 March 10.00 CET
API with Dart 28 March 15.00 CET
A gentle introduction to Kubernetes 28 March 19.30 CET
Kotlin: Advanced 29 March 09.00 CET

Join our slack for more information.
Workshops will be streamed via Hack Quarantine’s Twitch.

WHY SHOULD I JOIN?

Hack Kosice is a full weekend online event so you can get enough of sleep!

Hack Kosice Digital is officialy member of Major League Hacking!

We will be pushing the winning projects to health authorities!

CHALLENGES

An epidemic such as covid-19 puts a lot of pressure on different aspects of society, not just healthcare. To help you get inspired and build solutions in different fields, we present 4 areas of improvement. You can go for any of these but our recommendation is that you pick one and stick to delivering a functional product.

Health Challenge

This prize goes to the product that has the potential to save most lives through helping medicine. Medical guidance, health monitoring, symptom recognition, or helping doctors are important tasks.

Social Challenge

A crisis is challenging in many social aspects of life. This prize is aimed at helping to relieve stress, improving communication, delivering news effectively, avoiding disinformation, and similar.

Services Challenge

This one is aimed at handling the limitations that covid-19 can put services such as package delivery and grocery stores. It is crucial that we invent ways of running services with less human effort.

Data Challenge

We have plenty of data and predictions about covid-19 already. In this challenge, we are looking for new, out-of-the-box use of data. Models that are not just informative but have impact on other industries.

ULTRA CHALLENGE

Deployment Challenge

Currently it is important that solutions are deployed fast. The solution that goes online and gains most real-world users after 2 weeks will win a special prize. Every project is eligible for this prize and this is the most important one! Just please keep in touch in us until 13 April (when this will be judged) – we’ll need to monitor how your user base grows 🙂

Q&A

Who is eligible?

Everyone! There is no need for submitting a special application form and you also do not have to be registered for Hack Kosice 2020.

Do I need to apply?

The only thing you have to do is just to join our slack, find a team and hack from any place in the world!

Will we work in teams?

Yes, you can find a team of up to 4 people. However, if you come alone, you can still find a team on our Slack

How do I find a team?

Join our Hack Digital slack and in the channel #team-matching write a short bio about you. Or contact your friends and join together!
Furthermore, you can create a new team independently of one with which you signed for Hack Kosice 2020.

Can I win?

Yes of course! We will judge projects for each category. Find more information about judging on our DevPost.

Is there a Code of Conduct?

Yes, there is. You can find it here.

Is this a MLH Member event?

Yes! Similarly to Hack Kosice 2020, Hack Kosice Digital is supported by Major League Hacking (MLH), which each year empower over 200 weekend-long invention competitions that inspire innovation, cultivate communities and teach computer science skills to more than 65,000 students around the world.

There will be an official MLH Coach helping us remotely on Slack.

Will Hack Kosice 2020 still take place?

Yes! We are still working on organising Hack Kosice 2020 in September! This is only an additional opportunity for our wonderful community to unite their brilliant minds and help the world to cope with current situation.