Somalis in Tech Hackathon - Covid Response
Why are we holding a Hackathon?
Ku soo dhawaada (welcome). In light of Hacktoberfest, we invite you to our inaugural Somalis in Tech (virtual) Hackathon for you to share your skills and partake in this exercise for good. Come hang out and work towards solving some of the most pressing real-world problems faced by Somalis and other Black communities. We want you to bring your creativity and ingenuity to what will be an exciting weekend! No contribution is too small, come along and have fun.
We hope through our hackathons we are able to:
- Connect the community 🤝
- Develop innovative solutions 💡
- Make a difference 🌍
This year's hackathon will focus on developing tech solutions to support our fight against COVID-19. The pandemic continues to disproportionately affect Somalis and other Black communities in the diaspora, and the risk of the virus spreading particularly in the African continent at a faster rate continues to rise, which will put further pressure on the fragile and in some circumstances non-existent health service.
We want you to develop an innovative solution to either:
- Build awareness on the ways to stop the virus spreading
- Improve patient care and assist in diagnosis
- Assist in any way your team sees fit and is suited to your skillset
A weekend of creativity, coding and community
This event is open to everyone from all skillsets, backgrounds, technical and non-technical. If you have expertise in any field you think would be useful in developing a solution, please sign up! The aim of the weekend is to create something that will help the community and also benefit you and your career journey through the experience.
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