Global tech community mobilises in the online hackathon to combat the coronavirus pandemic

The global tech community is calling for everyone to join „the Global Hack“ online event.
The ’hackathon’ will share and rapidly develop ideas for urgently needed solutions to the
socio-economic crisis and develop new ideas to increase resilience post-crisis. Starting
from Estonia the „Hack the Crisis“ hackathon initiative has rapidly grown into a
worldwide movement that comes together in „the Global Hack“.
The tech community initiative – „the Global Hack“ online hackathon – will run from 09-12
April and is expected to attract over 1 million participants from across the world.
„Approaching half of humanity is under lockdown. Online, with no borders, tech activists
are building solutions in an epic rapid prototyping hackathon. It will be the biggest
hackathon held, uniting humanity with purpose online at a time we are being separated
physically. This is a unique time when the whole world is fighting the same problem
together. If we move fast, the Global Hack can relieve a lot of immediate pain people are
suffering as well as sustained social and economic benefits“ adds Toomas Hendrik Ilves.
So far the „Hack the Crisis“ online hackathons have reached over 100,000 participants in
more than 30 countries. „From India to Brazil people have found a way to invest their
time and effort to create solutions with significant socio-economic impact. We have seen
solutions in the areas of medicine, community management, business development,“ he
said.
Register your idea and join the movement here and join with our Facebook community
here.