Calling the World's Top Online Talents for Virtual World Hackathon Day! AR, VR, AI, Robotics, Drones Blockchain technologies and more.

World Hackathon Day is running a 3 week long online hackathon aimed at bringing people from all over the world together to focus on the issues that will come after the Covid-19 epidemic.

We are currently facing a shift to a new world where we have to distance ourselfs from other people. This new world needs new technologies which are currently trending topics for 2020 and the future.

A new world needs new technology and we want to introduce you to these new technologies and how you can implement them to create a better future for the world.

Sound good? Here's how to get started!

 

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Step 1

Register on Devpost

You're already on our Devpost page, so just register here so we can keep you up to date!

Step 2

Join the World Hackathon Day Discord

Head over to our Discord server, and make yourself feel at home! This is where you'll be able to get mentorship, chat with other hackers, bounce ideas around and find teammates! Make sure you introduce yourself at #introductions!

Step 3

Register for email updates

So that we can keep you up to date with a ton of important info, opt-in to receive email updates here.

Step 4

Stay safe!

Just a reminder - but make sure you listen to your government's advice and stay safe through all of this!

View full rules

Prizes

$100,999 in prizes

1st Place

$500 Amazon Gift cards
$33K worth of prizes sponsored by Microsoft including Azure Cloud Credits

2nd Place

$325 Amazon Gift cards
$33K worth of prizes sponsored by Microsoft including Azure Cloud Credits

3rd Place

$175 Amazon Gift cards
$33K worth of prizes sponsored by Microsoft including Azure Cloud Credits

Track Winner: Health & Fitness

We need to reduce the spread of the virus. Let’s show support for the hospital workers. Find solutions to stay fit at home.

Track Winner: Work & Economy

Small businesses are facing economic challenges. Find solutions to boost the economy and remote work.

Track Winner: Education & Empowerment

Education around the world has changed and we need better tools and ways to educate and learn more effectively.

Track Winner: Music & Entertainment

Concerts are being cancelled. Artists are giving online shows. New models of engagement are coming.

Track Winner: Travel & Mobility

Let’s think of ways we can travel safely or remotely. Discover new locations from home using new technologies.

Track Winner: Finance & Digital Money

Neo banks and traditional banks are thinking about new ways of giving new services digitally.

Track Winner: Environment & Sustainability

Measures to combat coronavirus
helped to reduce air pollution
dramatically. We now need to figure how to continue doing so.

Track Winner: Solidarity & Elderly

Inspiring ideas for acts of
solidarity. Let’s change the world
and create a better place.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Calling the World's Top Online Talents for Virtual World Hackathon Day!
We welcome all hackers who are aged 13+, both students and professionals!

Requirements

All submissions must fall into one of our tracks that you can find on our website. Submissions that do not fall into one of these categories, and do not opt-in to that prize category on Devpost will not be eligible for any prizes, including sponsor prizes.

Please include as much detail as possible in your Devpost submission, as this is primarily what we'll be judging off. Videos, screenshots and access to your repos is also very helpful for our judges and will be favourable for you.

Judges

Julien van Dorland

Julien van Dorland
Founder at Arvable

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How creative is the project? Does it inspire people and allow them to build and create in their own communities?
  • Ethical Considerations
    What could go wrong? How could the project be misused? Has the team considered this?
  • Practical Viability
    Is the idea feasible, does it have economic and societal value, and is it sustainable?
  • Social Impact
    How impactful is the idea? Can it impact the lives of many people in a significant way? Is the idea aligned with and addresses any of the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
  • Technical Complexity
    Is the project technically impressive? Complex? How technically sophisticated / advanced / elegant was the solution?
  • Innovation
    How innovative / creative / unique is the idea? Was there a novel approach applied to solve the problem?
  • Design & Implementation
    Does it work? Is it implementable? Did the team think about the user interface (UI) and user experience (UX)? Was the product designed with humans in mind?

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