HCL Technologies announced a multi-phase hackathon, ‘Better Health Hackathon: #CodeforCOVID19’, to find products to offset the immediate and long-term societal impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is expected to include pandemic containment and prevention; diagnosis, treatment and therapeutic management; recovery and return to normal; and systemic products for future crises.
As part of the programme, HCL partnered with Microsoft and International SOS who are providing business and technical oversight to the contest and feedback to team entries. In addition, the Better Health Hackathon is bringing together a wide-ranging and prestigious group of executives and companies, across multiple industries, to serve as judges and advisory panel members. This includes scholars from Johns Hopkins University, University of Cambridge, Tuck School of Business, The University of Queensland, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and subject matter experts from HCL.
The competition is open to technology innovators, entrepreneurs and problem solvers from the global developer community. To date the Better Health Hackathon received more than 7,500 registrations from 600+ organisations and academic institutions spanning 350 locations across 52 countries. To engage top talent in the coding community, the Hackathon is partnering with BeMyApp to leverage their expansive network of coders and tech enthusiasts. The Hackathon is open to eligible participants who are at least 18 years of age.