To the end of the hack
From Friday 3rd April 2pm, 4610 participants in 611 teams are hacking against Covid-19; supported by 500 mentors; and working on 187 different challenges.
We invite everyone to join our live streamed programme, by clicking on the links below.
Please note: please click on the Youtube link; for tech reasons, the videos cannot be streamed directly on the website.
MONDAY LIVE STREAM
This is what people said about #Versusvirus!
“When can we do this again? ;) Thank you for giving us the chance to be part of something so inspiring and unforgettable! This was my favorite weekend since the lockdown started.”
"Did I mention? I loved working with all of you! With the some I was in touch and also all the others that I felt were there! THANK YOU ALL FOR THIS AWESOME EVENT, be it organisation, support, tech, artsy breaks, team word, etc…. loved it!!!"
"Many thanks to the organizers for this tour de force!"
"Was a pleasure! We need more of this, a lot more!"
"REALLY thank you for your great effort to bring us all together and open up such great opportunities for our future. I am very grateful for a wonderful time and awesome swiss community. APPLAUS! And good luck for the next one!"
"In retrospect, short and sweet: Yes, we can! It was a mad spirit, supportive and engaged collaboration through the whole community of #versusvirus. It was about networking, teamwork and breaking new grounds. In such events you get the feeling that you can achieve everything if you have the same goal as a community or as a team."
"It really was a pleasure... and yeah... somehow it is quite sad, that the weekend is over..."
"Thank You for the organization, it was my first hackathon and a great experience."
"I am sooooooo happy that I joined the hackathon. It was truly one of the most interesting and stimulating experiences of my life. I am now kind of sad that it is over haha. I love the challenge that I submitted and hope that it attracts attention."
"I am really impressed about the optimism, spirit, creativity as well as the chaos - amazing, congratulations to the orga team and also the mentoring leads. My deep respect to all the teams that delivered as promised."
"How was it? Very tiring, chaotic, extremely educational, and, oh, so much fun."
"The last 48h felt like a Master, Thesis & Internship together. From transnational policy making to ClimateAction. Thanks VersusVirus for this amazing challenge."
Do you want to work together with others on a creative solution for a current challenge in the context of the Corona crisis and make a meaningful contribution to society? Are you a motivated citizen, a creative, a problem-solver or a programmer? Do you have internet access and an email address? And understand English? Then register now and get actively involved!
Deadline: Thursday, 2 April ... extended to 23:00
Create a Hackathon challenge
What challenges do you and society face in the current situation? Suggest a challenge and the teams of the Hackathon will develop practical solutions for it within 48 hours. The challenges can come from all areas of society. Submit a challenge to the teams now and accompany them in the process of developing solutions.
Deadline: Tuesday, 31 March 23:59
To support the participants on their way to the ingenious solution against Covid-19, we are looking for volunteer mentors for the online Hackathon with expertise in Design Thinking & Creativity Methods, IT, Data, Web Design & Multimedia, Business Model, Presentation & Pitching. Further fields of expertise will follow.
Deadline: Wednesday, 1 April 23:59
Do you want to support us as a company or an organisation? Do you wish to help us cover our costs, or contribute to the concrete implementation or continuation of the developed solutions after the Hackathon? Be it as a multiplier or a data donor... your support is welcome!
PROGRAMME READING AID
Hacking Time and Support - from Fri 14:30 to Sun 18:00 you work on your challenge within your team; we offer mentoring & support
Highly recommended sessions - don't miss out on these programme slots; the organisational team will use these slots to transmit important information regarding the Hackathon programme
Optional Sessions - these slots offer inspirational insights, practical inputs or technical support to develop the best possible solution. Attendance is optional
Optional fun & energizers - this Hackathon is also about having a great time together; tune in to these slots and have fun - you can also invite your friends; the access to the live stream is public and free!