#Versusvirus, 48 hours against Covid-19!

Are you an artist, a biologist, a humanitarian, a geek, a social worker, a journalist, a nurse, an engineer, a developer, a pastor, a computer scientist, a student, a secretary, a designer?
Are you simply a citizen committed to developing solutions to combat and treat Covid-19?

Participate in the virtual hackathon #versusvirus from 3 to 5 April throughout Switzerland!

For 48 hours, people from all over Switzerland, coming from different backgrounds, will work together to find solutions to the challenges we are currently facing or will soon face in the following areas:
protection of groups at risk, prevention of proliferation, data against fake news, economic impact, quarantine and mental health, hospital and care, family and children, training, home and team work... After the crisis, support and solidarity, art and culture, crime reduction...

How to participate in this unique initiative?
- Participate by registering before 02 April 2020!
- Propose a challenge to the teams to work during the 48 hours of the hackathon before 31 March 2020!
- Offer your expertise to the teams already present at the hackathon by becoming a mentor
- Support #versusvirus through your organisation (check out the contribution options: funding, coaching support after the hackathon...)
- Share the hackathon information through your network(facebook, instagram, linkedin, twitter, youtube)  

Inspired by #WirVsVirus Hackathon (15,000 participants in Germany) and HackCrisis (Poland), the whole of Switzerland wanted to organise this unique event, under the patronage of the Federal Department of Home Affairs (DHA). #VersusVirus was initiated by Impact Hub Switzerland and organised in collaboration with numerous partners such as Medgate, Panter, Powercoders, Opendata.ch, Gebert Rüf Stiftung, digitalswitzerland, Staatslabor, Swisscom, ETH Entrepreneur Club, forums and many others. In French-speaking Switzerland, Open Geneva has partnered with several actors to make this national event resonate at the local level(EPFL Tech4Impact, eqlosion, We Start, SocialUp, Utopia International and Impact Hub Geneva and Impact Hub Lausanne).

From 27 to 30 March, the #CodeVsCovid19 hackathon will take place.
The #VersusVirus hackathon will build on the solutions and prototypes developed during this first event. These two initiatives complement each other thematically, and the results will then be summarised, communicated and monitored jointly.

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