Our Theme: After the Pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on the world, putting millions at risk of unemployment, poverty, and taking the lives of many. Lengthy quarantines have presented novel challenges in all facets of life: our economy, mental health, education, and more. But as more people get vaccinated, we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Moving forward, how can we use technology to recover and aid our transitions into post-pandemic life? And given what we have learned from this pandemic, how can we be better prepared for future disasters?
Donation: This event will be raising money for Direct Relief, specifically their Covid-19 response. Direct Relief's Covid response has focused on providing critical medical resources to hard hit communities around the world, including vaccines, masks, and medications, as well as providing information and analysis to better aid policy decisions.
To register and learn more: The form for registration and more details can be found on our website: https://www.ehackforcharity.org/. We also have a Twitter account @ehack and Instagram account @ehack4charity.
All projects must be built during the event and in groups of 4 or less to have an eligible submission. Must be in the US to be eligible to receive prizes.
$302 in prizes
Grand Prize (Metro 328 Pack)
This pack has all a student looking to explore the Adafruit Metro 328 and Arduino IDE needs, no soldering required.
2rd Place (Raspberry Pi Zero W Basic Pack)
The Raspberry Pi Zero W Basic Kit provides you with everything you need to get started with the newest Pi.
3nd Place (Circuit Playground Classic)
An all-in-one board for those looking to learn electronics, sensors and LEDs built in.
Special Judge's Commendation
Most Impressive Entrepreneurial Idea
This award is presented to the project with the most potential for future development. The award recognizes a project that impressed us with its potential for future expansion and possible market value.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Projects will be graded out of 4 based on how well and creatively they tackle an issue with pandemic recovery.
Projects will be graded out of 4 based on originality/creativity.
Projects will be graded out of 4 based on its usability.
Projects will be graded out of 4 based on the design of the UI.
Projects will be graded out of 4 based on their scalability (whether it is easy to manage on a larger level without compromising quality).