You are invited you to attend the MIT COVID-19 Challenge, a series of virtual hackathons. The next event, Beat the Pandemic II, is May 29-31, 2020. This 48-hour virtual event, a follow-up to our first Beat the Pandemic event in early April, will focus on addressing new issues that have arisen now that we are several months into the ongoing pandemic.
Your contribution to the Challenge can take the form of participant, mentor, judge, or partner organisation. Participants will form teams on Friday, May 29th to home in on key problems and generate solutions, including proof of concepts, prototypes, and preliminary vision for execution. Throughout the weekend, teams will connect with mentors to refine their solutions. On Sunday, May 31st, teams will reconvene to present their work before a panel of expert judges. After the weekend, the best ideas and teams will have the opportunity to co-develop and implement their solution with the support of our partners.
For more information and to apply, please see the website. The application deadline is Tuesday, May 26.
The MIT COVID-19 Challenge is proud to be supported by organizations including MIT Management Executive Education, The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, the MIT Innovation Initiative, MIT Hacking Medicine, Takeda, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, and many more.
Hopefully, see you (virtually) at the event!