Azerbaijan’s virtual hackathon invites tech solutions from around the world to cope with coronavirus pandemic

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Baku, 31  March 2020 Baku, 30 March 2020: The Ministry of Transport, Communication and High Technologies of Azerbaijan,  and the United Nations Development Programe and SUP.VC are organizing a global virtual hackathon on 10-12 April 2020  to crowdsource tech solutions to help people cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

What will the hackathon look like?

It’s fully virtual – from the initial call for ideas to the selection and deployment of prototypes and solutions.

It starts with a call inviting all developers, innovators, companies, NGOs and any active community members to offer tech ideas and solutions to help improve people’s lives during this crisis.

Deadline for applications: 9 April 2020

A total of three prizes will be awarded: 5,000 USD for first place, 3,000 for second place and 2,000 USD for third place.

For more information, visit: www.hackcov19.com

Follow: #tekkieheroes for regular updates.

Media contact:

For media inquiries, please contact Dilara Umudova, Communications Officer for UNDP in Azerbaijan at dilara.umudova@undp.org.

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