Hackathon Competition – Corona Viruses Control Feb.9th 9:00 am Sunday Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School -Join us!

Hackathon Competition – Corona Viruses Control Feb.9th 9:00 am Sunday Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School -Join us!

The 21st century has already been marked by major epidemics. Old diseases cholera, plague and yellow fever have returned, and new ones have emerged.

Coronaviruses, SARS, pandemic influenza, MERS, Ebola, and Zika. These epidemics and their impact on global public health have convinced the world’s governments of the need for a collective and coordinated
defense against emerging public health threats and accelerated the revision of the International Health Regulations.

Common human coronaviruses, including types 229E, NL63, OC43, and HKU1, usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold. Most people get infected with these viruses at some point in their lives.

Another Ebola epidemic, another plague epidemic or a new influenza pandemic are not mere probabilities, the threat is real. Whether transmitted by mosquitoes, other insects, via contact with animals or person-to-person, the only major uncertainty is when and where they, or a new, but equally lethal epidemic, will emerge.

These diseases all have the potential to spread internationally highlighting the importance of immediate and coordinated response.

Let’s work together to find innovative solutions for these problems and control the spreading of these diseases.

Eligibility: Students from grades 6th -12th are eligible to participate.

Cost: $10:00 charged at the door, two slices of pizza and bottled water will be served for lunch.

Final presentations are due at 2:00 pm Sunday –
PowerPoint only! Please send your presentations to hackathon@energysmartschool.org

4 min pitch + 2 min Q&A

We recommend:

~1 minute: background and presentation of unmet need
~2 minutes: description of the proposed product/solution
~1 minute: an explanation of usage and how it will work: In the interest of time, not all team members need to speak.

Judging Criteria

20% HEALTH IMPACT: Clear statement of compelling and unmet healthcare needs.
20% INNOVATION: Solution demonstrating understanding of clinical and other stakeholder needs.
20% PRODUCT/SOLUTION: Progress in generating data, prototype, or user interface during the weekend.
20% PRESENTATION: Presentation WOW factor, staying on time, diversity (of skills) of the team.
20% EFFECTIVENESS OF YOUR SOLUTION: Can our solution really solve the problem

Remember to practice, practice, practice!

Awards: Grand Prize: $100.00 , Runner-up: $75.00 , Audience Choice: $50.00

Note: Bring your own laptop and materials to make your product, No electronic kits will be provided.

If you would like to join, please RSVP to the link below:

Registration form