HAC - Hack Against Covid

August 7 - 9, 2020

About HAC - Hack Against Covid

HAC (Hack Against Covid) is a virtual hackathon that challenges students to build proactive technology and solutions to safeguard human interaction in the up and coming post covid19 world.

Join HAC's discord at http://discord.codezoned.com

“The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.” ― Anthony Jay.

We at Codezoned strongly believe in this and want HAC to be a testament of the same. We are looking for creative and innovative minds that dare to ask the right questions. With lockdowns and safety measures in place, people have been left with nothing but the desire to go out and socialize. As innovators and minds of tomorrow, we want YOU to come up with technology that will help facilitate human interactions in newer ways. Come join us from the comfort of your homes to create a stronger community in these uncertain and trying times. HAC is an innovative platform open for students, professionals, and anybody who is passionate about coding. As a supportive community, we invite people from various backgrounds including designing, marketing, analysis, and entrepreneurship join forces together to visualize a product. We assure that the HAC environment will encourage you to meet and collaborate with other participants. Keeping your safety and comfort in mind, HAC will be conducted virtually to freely facilitate innovation. We will be using discord to communicate throughout the hackathon, and you can find yourself teams using our discord servers.

Tracks

We'll be suggesting the below four themes to help spark your ideas. Remember that you're welcome to build with the technologies of your choice, across any areas that you think would drive impact for these issues, so feel free to think outside the box too!

Health

Address a spectrum of health initiatives, including preventative/hygiene behaviors, supporting frontline health workers, treatment and diagnosis development and more!

Businesses

Help businesses stay afloat, build new ways managing supply chains, and move parts of their business online.

Education

Alternative learning environments and tools for students, teachers, and entire school systems.

Other

The above themes are just suggestions. Feel empowered to get creative!

Prizes

Grand Prize

Amazon Gift Voucher worth Rs. 25,000

1st Runner-up

Amazon Gift Voucher worth Rs. 15,000

2nd Runner-up

Amazon Gift Voucher worth Rs. 10,000

Matic Challenge

  1. Cash prize for the best hack built on top of Ethereum (Rs.10000) during the hackathon.
  2. For teams that integrate Matic in their hacks as well the prize money will be higher (Rs.15000) along with eligibility for internship/full-time role interviews and a chance to land seed funding of up to 5000 USD!

Fold

  1. Premium access accounts for Hackathon winners
  2. Internship and Full-time opportunities eligibility for hackathon winners (higher priority application review)

Wolfram Award

The Wolfram Award for everyone on the top fifteen teams.

  1. This award is for a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

Build the best AR/VR application using the echoAR platform!

  1. $50 Amazon gift card
  2. One-month free Business Tier access
  3. A feature in echoAR's newsletter (sent to investors and AR/VR ecosystem)

Machine Learning Challenge by SashiDo

  1. Registration to 45-day Sashi-Do free trial and an opportunity to create projects with ML & SashiDo
  2. Top 3 Projects created with SashiDo to be featured on SashiDo's blogpost along with a prize!
  3. The winner to be selected through online poll voting on SashiDo socials
  4. Internship Opportunities

Best Beginner Hackers

Our best team of beginners will take home Arduino starter kits to continue hacking on at future events. Teams must be at least 50% first-time hackers to be eligible. The winners will receive Arduino Starter Kits!

Best UiPath Automation Hack

Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath Branded Backpack.

Best use of Microsoft Azure

Leverage all of the amazing services available on Microsoft Azure in your hack this weekend to win security keys for you and your team.

Best Jugaad

The most useless, silly, and creative hack will take home arduino starter kits too! Arduino Starter Kits

Schedule

For the event schedule, visit https://hac.codezoned.com/

Speakers and Judges

Sponsors

Season Partner
Major League Hacking
Title
GitHub
Platinum
Devfolio
Gold
Matic
Fold
echoAR
Wolfram
Silver
Digital Ocean
SashiDo
Bronze
Linode
Voiceflow
Balsamiq
Partners
Give My Certificate
Bugsee
JetBrains
Zubi
Coffee Hours
SPI Edge
NGO Partners
Alert
Merch Partner
Sticker Mule