Hack Quarantine is a 3 week long online hackathon aimed at bringing people from all over the world together to use their skills to help combat the issues that the world is currently facing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
By working with medical professionals and industry, we’ll provide the knowledge and tools to empower hackers to work towards around improving health, remote working and helping vulnerable populations.
Sound good? Here's how to get started!
Thing to do
Register on Devpost
You're already on our Devpost page, so just register here so we can keep you up to date!
Join the Hack Quarantine 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 #welcome!
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.
Follow Hack Quarantine on Twitch
We'll be streaming our workshops, ceremonies and all sorts of other fun stuff on our Twitch Channel. You should follow it so you don't miss out!
Check out our schedule
Over the three weeks, we're running a ton of workshops, talks and mini-events to keep you educated and entertained! Check it out here!
Just a reminder - but make sure you listen to your government's advice and stay safe through all of this!
We welcome all hackers who are aged 13+, both students and professionals - although we are primarily a student run organisation.
All submissions must fall into one of our tracks. 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.
£1,600 in prizes
Overall Winner of Hack Quarantine
Track Winner: Supporting Quarantined or At Risk People
This track is about finding ways to support people who are quarantined or self isolating at home, and helping At Risk people avoid cataching it. Projects could include something to make it easier for individuals or groups to get food without leaving the house, or something to help with cabin fever!
Track Winner: Tech and Health
How can technology be used to help the doctors and nurses at the front line, or help with early detection. Anything from using a thermal camera to help with detection, or an app that makes it easier to work out where you've been for contact tracing.
Track Winner: Remote Working
Remote working can be hard at the best of times, this track is about making it easier to be productive at home whilst not feeling so isolated. This could be by finding ways to improve communication or finding unique ways to make it easier for people to complete their roles outside of the office.
Track Winner: Improving Awareness and Behaviour
With information changing every hour, it's getting very difficult for people to keep up on what they need to know. How can we use tech to get the public engaged and informed on the ongoing situation without causing panic. For this track you could create an app that reminds you to wash your hands whenever you enter a new building, or something that monitors your webcam to warn you when you've touched your face.
Best COVID-19 Blockstack Hack
Create a Blockstack decentralized COVID-19 focused hack. Winners will win provide Blockstack swag: t-shirt, backpack and a variety of stickers along with up to 4 pairs of AirPods
Best Domain Registered with Domain.com
Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from Domain.com for their project this weekend!
Prize: Domain.com Backpacks
Best UiPath Automation Hack
Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack!
Best Use of MongoDB Atlas
Create a hack using MongoDB Atlas to host a database in the cloud! Automate the provisioning and deployment process with ease, while focusing all your efforts on your hack. Projects built using MongoDB Atlas will be eligible to win an AirCharge Plus.
Prize: Branded MongoDB AirCharge Plus
Most Creative Radar.io Hack
Build the most creative hack using Radar, the location API that allows you to add location context, like Geofences, to your hacks with just a few lines of code. Create awesome projects like a Pokemon Go clone, or Foursquare with ease. Each winning team member will be eligible to win a Tile Sticker Smart Tracker and a chance to be featured by Radar.
Prize: Tile Sticker Smart Tracker and a chance to be featured on Radar's Blog
Track Runner Up: 2nd Place
Track Runner Up: 3rd Place
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Hack Quarantine Judging Team
Design, UX and UI