The #MBRUHacksCOVID-19 hackathon is an online five-day hackathon that gives residents and citizens the opportunity to collectively address the challenges that the country and Dubai are facing due to COVID-19. The hackathon aims to garner efficient and implementable solutions to help the UAE in dealing with the pandemic. The hackathon is organized by the MBRU Design Lab, a platform that aims to nurture and accelerate life-changing innovations at the point of care.
|Prize AED 50,000 + AED 25,000* from Sandooq Al Watan|
Your task is to design solutions to address one of the five challenges presented below:
In this hackathon your solution could be an app, a platform, a poster, a service design, a digital prototype or product that will address the below challenges.
Create or join an existing team..
Support one or multiple teams when needed..
Start activating your brain. You can either hack or mentor, use the button above
18:00 - Live session with the organizers and Q&A
||Hackathon Day 1
10:00 - Live: How and where to start. Click here!
18:00 - Live: Submission of ideas, team composition and Q&A. Click here!
Midnight - Team composition and idea submission. Click here!
||Hackathon Day 2
18:00 - Live: Project feedback and Q&A. Click here!
||Hackathon Day 3
10:00 - Live session on the submission process and criteria. Click here!
18:00 - Live session to end the hackathon. Final recommendations. Click here!
Live: The announcement of the winning project
The hackathon is open to all UAE residents who are willing to dedicate some of their time to help the country. The participation is free of charge for both hackers and mentors.
Open-mindedness and curiosity are the most required skills. You do not need to know how to code for example, as the solutions you come up with can be of a different nature.
It mostly depends on the challenge you are addressing and the skills of the team. It can range from a service design or a journey map to a mobile or web app, a digital prototype or a poster. The final delivery is a 2 minute video. The video must be in English.
Everything takes place on Slack. A team = a private channel on Slack. If you are the first of your group, create it and invite your friends. Otherwise, ask one of them to invite you. If you look for a team, choose the channel corresponding to the challenge that interests you and post a message (don’t be shy). A team is composed of at least two people. A person can only be in one team
A panel of jurors will evaluate your solution based on its:
The winning solution will win AED 50,000. Also, Sandooq Al Watan is offering a National Impact Grant of AED 25,000 for one winning solution. For more information, please read the terms and conditions here.
Yes, mentors will help you as much as they can. You can book a 30-min video slot with one of them according to their skills. Consult the list here. However, the mentors will not help you solve potential technical problems.