The occasion is the seventh in a collection of hackathons the college has hosted to handle essentially the most urgent points arising from the continuing COVID-19 disaster. It will allow groups from world wide, together with universities, personal sector, authorities and NGOs, to collaborate, ideate and assist create options to handle essentially the most important unmet wants which have emerged on account of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Interestingly, individuals don’t want coding expertise to take part within the hackathon. “We are looking for a diverse set of participants from various industries. The will to make a difference and a creative mindset is all you need”, mentioned Rao V. Mantri (MIT Sloan EMBA ’20) and Geethanjali Gopal (MIT Sloan EMBA ’20), organizers of India: Turning the Tide.
Participants will kind groups on Friday, August 28, 2020 to hone in on the issue statements and generate resolution pitches. On Sunday, August 30, groups will reconvene to current their work after refining their pitches with the assistance of mentors. The organizers can even announce the winners on the identical day. Thereafter, the groups judged as having essentially the most promising concepts could have the chance to co-develop and implement their options with the assist of skilled collaborators.