“Hack for Italy” team hosts Work track in global online hackathon “The Global Hack”

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Nearly half of humanity is on coronavirus lockdown, so we need to take action now! So how can we deal with this shift in human relationships, a whole new economy, and a struggling healthcare and tourism system?

Hack for Italy team joined The Global Hack movement to contribute to fighting the global crisis in just 48 hours. Fact is, this is the most important hackathon in our species history!

HACK FOR ITALY is a сommunity and team of enthusiasts which created all-Italian event with about 2K participants and 55 projects presented. The event  united developers, entrepreneurs, healthcare experts, community builders, researchers, creatives to tackle this imminent COVID19 crisis. 

On April 9-12th “Hack for Italy” team will be leading a track on Work during the Global Hack event The head of the track will be a famous Garry Kasparov (Former World Chess Champion, Avast Security Ambassador and Author of Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins

The Global Hack “is engaging the power of the free mind”)

It started with a test in Estonia that reached 150,000 in 47 countries in ONE WEEK.

The first Hack the Crisis was held 13-15 March in Estonia, with 1,300+ people across 15 time zones, resulting in 30+ amazing ideas, 8 of which have been activated already. Such as Suve, a state-approved automated chatbot to provide trustworthy information during COVID-19, and promettoditornare.it, an Italian platform for supporting family businesses.

The result of this success was the world took notice and in just ONE WEEK that small test in Estonia with 1,300 hackers became 150,000 in 47 countries. Today, regional hacks are happening all across the globe, from India to Georgia to Brazil, and this is just the beginning!

Talent is everywhere, and we want to unleash it in every corner of the globe.

We’ve already started forming global hackathon teams combined of techies, designers, business leaders, and amazingly global leaders like the former president of Estonia Toomas Henrik Ilves and recognised industry experts like Silicon Valley tech superstar Steve Jurvetson and Sam Altman have all volunteered to mentor these teams for free!

April 9: The Global Hack aims to connect ONE MILLION PEOPLE.

If we move fast enough, this global hackathon could have a massive social and economic impact far beyond our imagination. We’re empowering anyone with an idea to change the world and giving them 48 hours to ensure what’s happening today never happens again.

And we are not doing this alone: the EC is co-funding this global online event!

Over 100,000 people have participated in local hackathons across the globe so far and the number is growing daily, which is why the European Commission has agreed to provide up to  €75 000 of support to the Global Hack project, from which €60 000 will be for prize money to the winning teams. This funding means we can encourage even more hackers from 47+ countries to join our global movement! Here’s a list of participants and you can find out more information about past and upcoming hackathons plus see some of the MVPs they created right here

“How do you get to these new powerful ideas? How do you hack the future? Here’s a really important framework I think. And that is it every idea, every new idea is itself a recombination of prior ideas its like standing on shoulders of giants. Almost never does a powerful new idea come out of nowhere without precedent or antecedent.”

Steve Jürvetson, Tesla and Space X

Event timeline:

1-9 April   
Share your ideas on Slack theglobalhack.com/slack

4-9 April    Team registration on Devpost platform (until 13:00 UTC)

9-11 April    Hackathon
12 April    Demos & Awards

Mentors and inspirational leaders

Garry Kasparov
Sam Altman
Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Ami Hasan
Jeff Hoffman
Steve Jürvetson
Christopher M. Schroeder
Thomas Ermacora
Elisabeth Fullerton
Mitch Sinclair
Ralph Echemendia
Dr. Noah Raford