According to WHO, it took more than 3 months to reach the first 100,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide, but only 12 days to reach 200,000, 4 days to reach 300,000, 3 days to reach 400,000 and another 5 to reach 700,000. China’s cases rocketed in the early weeks of the outbreak but curbed before other significant outbreaks had happened. Now, the US has the most number of confirmed cases. Can we predict where the virus hits next?

Greece currently faces over 1800+ coronavirus cases. As of now, over 200 people have recovered but 81 people died. With a disciplined approach the Greek Government is implementing, the outbreak could be very well under control. However, based on the experience of other European countries and taking into consideration the threats of an economical crisis, easily implementable solutions, will help manage the current state of affairs better, avoid overloading the healthcare system and putting additional burden on the Greek economy. 

#HackCoronaGreece: Supported by the Greek Ministry of Digital Governance

HackCorona hackathons are initiated by Data Natives, a community of 78000+ tech professionals, data enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and activists. After gathering over 1700 hackers and producing 23 digital solutions to help the world fight the COVID-19 outbreak during the 48-hour long virtual hackathon on March 20th-22nd, Data Natives is bringing the concept to Greece. 

With the support of the Greek Ministry of Digital Governance, Hellenic eHealth and innovation ecosystems and co-organised by GFOSS and eHealthForum, the second edition of HackCorona aims to find creative, easily scalable and marketable digital solutions to tackle the main pain points the greek healthcare and social systems are facing due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

HackCoronaGreece is currently gathering teams of data scientists, entrepreneurs, technology experts, designers, healthcare professionals, psychologists, and everyone who is interested in contributing for a weekend-long hacking marathon which will conclude on Monday, April 13th with a closing ceremony. Applications are closing on April 10th at 23:59 Central European Time – hurry up!

Proposals gathered throughout the hackathon will provide solutions directly applicable to the challenges posed and will be evaluated by a renowned committee of jurors, including scientists, entrepreneurs and awarded.

Hackers will deep-dive in an intensive collaboration to come up with the working digital prototypes to:

  • help hospitals manage the demand and supply chain
  • provide real-time information for coronavirus hotlines
  • offer telehealth solutions allowing doctors to care for patients remotely
  • use data to create an extensive mapping, symptom checkers and pandemic forecasts & more
  • come up with fast and easy hardware solutions that can be produced to solve problems defined by hospitals and other healthcare providers

The participation application is available here.

Application deadline: April 10th, 23:59 CET

The event launch, demo sessions and workshops will be streamed here.

Official #HackCoronaGreece website:

Slack group for hackers:

Become a mentor here.

Join as a journalist here.

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