Emory, Georgia Tech students compete in COVID-19 hackathon to win $10K

More than 650 Emory University and Georgia Tech students are participating in a virtual “hackathon” to come up with solutions for COVID-19 problems

Students will work in teams of six, with at least one member from each school, for the entire weekend, beginning Friday, according to the hackathon’s website. They will have until Sunday to submit their solutions. 

Judges will select finalists Monday. Finalists will then refine their designs and present them to judges Saturday, May 16 during a video teleconference. 

Three winning teams will win $10,000 to help take their solution to the market through Georgia Tech’s Create-X startup program. 

Students can tackle problems that focus on social distancing, COVID-19 testing and changes the disease has caused in the workplace. 

More information about the hackathon can be found at https://eghigt-hackcovid19.devpost.com/.


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