#BuildforCOVID19 Global Online Hackathon

Deadline: 9:00am PDT Mar 30, 2020

The COVID-19 Global Hackathon is an opportunity for developers to build software solutions that drive social impact, with the aim of tackling some of the challenges related to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
With the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic, governments have issued guidance for members of the community to practice social distancing, while companies have enforced work from home policies in an effort to flatten the curve of viral infections across the population.

Given the isolation currently being experienced within communities right now, we want to create an online space where developers can ideate, experiment and build software solutions to help address this crisis.


  1. Health: Address and scale a range of health initiatives, including preventative/hygiene behaviors (especially for at-risk countries and populations), supporting frontline health workers, scaling telemedicine, contact tracing/containment strategies, treatment and diagnosis development.
  2. Vulnerable Populations: Problems faced by the groups of people who are disproportionately affected by the various health, economic, and social issues related to the COVID outbreak around the world, such as those with underlying health conditions or a thin social safety net.
  3. Businesses: The set of problems that businesses are facing to stay afloat, collaborate effectively, and move parts of their business online.
  4. Community: Promoting connection to friends, family, and neighbors to combat social isolation and the digitizing of public services for local governments.
  5. Education: Alternative learning environments and tools for students, teachers, and entire school systems.
  6. Entertainment: Alternatives to traditional forms of entertainment that can keep the talent and audiences safe and healthy.
  7. Other: The above themes are just suggestions. Feel empowered to get creative!

Social impact

  • The real reward is driving meaningful social impact for the COVID-19 response


  • Judge-selected projects will be shared widely across tech ecosystem and partner networks


Submission form

  • Submit your project here on Devpost before the deadline and be sure to answer all of the questions on the submission form. This and other information related to your submission will be treated consistent with the Devpost privacy policy.


  • Upload a video walk-through your solution via YouTube or Vimeo, and include the link on your Devpost page for your project.
    By submitting a video, you are acknowledging that these materials may be used to promote the hackathon anywhere in the world, without extra obligation to you.
    Videos should be a maximum of 2 minutes long.
    Only the first two minutes of each video will be evaluated.

GitHub or other code repo link (optional)
Please ensure that this link is publicly shareable so judges can access your project.

For more imformation and to apply, click here.

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