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The unexpected outbreak of COVID-19 has such huge influence that it has developed into a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC).
According to the statistics up to February 16 at 19:00, there were a total of 69285 confirmed cases globally, with the number of cured reaching at 9778 and died at 1669.
Despite the difficulties, warm-hearted actions and activities are witnessed during this winter: the ongoing and continued dedication of numerous volunteers, the donation of urgent and necessary materials and supplies nationwide and worldwide, the highly-effective medical infrastructure construction of Huoshenshan Hospital and Leishenshan Hospital, and the support of medical teams from the other provinces of China.
In this fight against the epidemic, technical support plays an essential role. Chen Yueliang, an official with the Ministry of Civil Affairs, once urged tech companies to develop applications for public welfare, which, in his opinion, is “more helpful than donating even one billion yuan".
We have endeavored to encourage more people into the development of applications and apply the power of technology into this race against the disease.
A 5K-Star Community, An Anti-Coronavirus Battle
In January 2020, a group of enthusiastic developers founded an open source community named Wuhan2020 on GitHub, which is aimed to collect the information of hospitals, hotels, factories, logistics, donations, precaution, therapies, dynamics, etc. Through unified collection and publication process, all parties could share the information, and the social resources could be effectively allocated.
"Trust, Transparency, Technology." We built Wuhan2020 to achieve these values.
This way of collaboration proved effective. On GitHub, Wuhan2020 was among trending repositories, and has gained over 5,000 stars.
While gaining widespread attention, Wuhan2020 connects over 3,000 volunteers worldwide, including developers, product managers, designers, data analysts, information collectors, translators, media workers, and students. By staff's working together under the well-arranged mechanism, this community managed to build a digital defensive line against the epidemic.
If you want to join us in this battle and contribute in the open source way, here comes an opportunity, as follows.
Hackthon Awaiting You
As volunteers and developers of Wuhan2020 community, we would like to invite you to our Hackathon: Hack for Wuhan, on 27th and 28th February, 2020. Let us hack together against the global crisis.
We believe hackathon can not only inspire the next billion dollar unicorns, but also help unite mission-driven developers and innovators to combat an international outbreak crisis.
We are looking forward to the novel designs, prototypes, business or social impact models. We believe that all efforts will make a profound impact.
We will provide professional technical supports to your inspiration, and you will have the opportunity to work with mentors from Stanford, MIT, Harvard, Andreessen Horowitz, GSR Venture, Google, Facebook, ByteDance and startups in Silicon Valley, China, and India.
Your every single effort for this fight against COVID-19 wherein all of us could keep the humanitarian spirits and open source values, can compose stories worth telling and precious memories to remember.
Hack for Wuhan Overview
In this online Hackathon, you will team up with other participants to work out creative solutions which can help the fight against the current epidemic of COVID-19.
The event will take place in the form of online Hackathon to encourage participants to work in teams and make creative project proposals to help fight the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic in a span of three days.
The purpose of the event is to call for more actions to create, including but not limited to, product prototypes, code, user experience design, and business/social influence models, to help fight the COVID-19 epidemic.
It encourages social innovation, the use of open-source cooperation to help fight the epidemic, and the creation of shared value among volunteers, organisations, enterprises and platforms.
Dates : March 6-8, 2020
Form of the Event：The event will be held entirely online. Distributed collaboration is encouraged.
Competition Content：Each team or individual of the competition is expected to deliver works of design and software development based on data provided by wuhan2020, as well as a video introducing the ideas, works and significance of the works.
The topics are centred on the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, which has become a global public health emergency. Available topics include:
Labeled data regarding the epidemic
Innovative applications of related technologies
Promotion of social good and popularisation of science to the general public
Proposed solutions to all sorts of social challenges emerged from this public health crisis
Participants are encouraged to deliver their works in a relatively free format, including but not limited to:
Artistic productions such as videos and animations
Data analytics and prediction models
Visualisation platforms and websites
Productions and applications related to the epidemic
Analysis and investigation reports or proposals
Reviewers and the community will provide rankings to the participants and projects, and award the winners.
Background of Participants
Participants may come from a variety of backgrounds, including but not limited to:
1) Contributers to the open-source community (e.g. wuhan2020 and other communities on GitHub) with excellent ideas and prototypes, who are willing to take the undergoing challenge and create shared value.
2) Volunteers who would like to increase their social influence with the help of the open-source format.
3) Entrepreneurs who are actively taking the challenges facing COVID-19 and the social crisis.
Three types of audience are welcome
1) Individuals and teams participating in the contest
2) Invitees - reviewers, tutors and specialists (entrepreneurs, venture investors, etc.)
3) Anyone who is interested in this event and would like to observe and learn from it
Tutors and Reviewers
Person in charge from Stanford PACS
Computer Science Professors from the science and engineering departments of Stanford University, UC Berkeley or MIT
Product managers from companies including Google, Facebook and ByteDance
Guests from venture capitals (GSR Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz)
Entrepreneurs from countries including the United States, India and China
WeChat Group of the Event
Please scan below QR code to add Rob2020 as friend via WeChat and reply with "Hack" to join Hack for Wuhan WeChat group.
Any notification and information regarding the event are going to be published in the WeChat group in time.
If you purchased participants ticket, please fill in the Competition Entry form: https://shimo.im/sheets/H9YqPyTthRqCYj8P/MODOC
Founding Partner & CEO at ZhenFund
Anna Fang is CEO and Partner of ZhenFund, an early stage venture capital firm in China focused on consumer Internet and technologies enabled compaines. In her role as CEO, Anna leads Zhenfund's investments, portfolio management, and operations. Anna led ZhenFund's investments in unicorns such as RED (XiaoHongShu), Perfect Diary, Mia, Club Factory, Yitu, Mobvoi, Horizon Robotics, and VIPKID.
China Program Manager
Eva is the China Program Manager at Stanford PACS. Prior to joining PACS, Eva spent 15 years as a journalist and entrepreneur focused on U.S.-China innovation and impact. A financial journalist by training, she worked as a business and economics reporter at Bloomberg, Caixin, South China Morning Post, and the Washington Post.
Partner of MiraclePlus
MiraclePlus partner of seed accelerator, investing in early-stage tech startups and assisting their journey from 0 to 1. Previously Xuwen graduated from Stanford University Computer Science department and founded two companies funded by YCombinator. His last company, Echo Lockscreen, was acquired by Microsoft in 2015.
Ex-CTO, Tmall New Retail at Alibaba
Rick is a Sloan Fellow at Stanford working on a stealth startup. He spent more than a decade building Internet products and platforms in both Silicon Valley and China. Most recently he led the development of Tmall New Retail, and built and scaled Taobao Content Platform at Alibaba. When he’s not 996-ing, he enjoys reading, Lego building, trail running, and a bowl of Reganmian.
Founder of wuhan2020
Researcher at the School of Data Science and Engineering, East China Normal University, director of Computer Science Education and Teaching Department, senior member of the Chinese Computer Society, member of the Computer Education Commission, member of Open Source Society Council and CEO. His research interests include computational pedagogy and open source digital innovation.
Founder of Hack for Wuhan@wuhan2020
As the founder of Hack for Wuhan @wuhan2020, Xander is passionate about working with you to align social and commercial value, tailor product-market fit, and seek go-to-market fit.
Xander has achieved many #1 in global 4G and 5G market and advised a number of startups in B2B business growth. He graduated from Stanford GSB.
IBM Developer accelerates your wuhan2020 projects !
IBM Developer provides free IBM Cloud platform,Code Patterns
and regular technical webinars to help accelarate your build.
Register for IBM Cloud now: https://cloud.ibm.com/registration
Check out many free, open source Code Patterns: https://developer.ibm.com/patterns/
Provide 10,000 minutes of free credit for all developers every month;
Provide multi-scenario demo source code and online technical support for education, video conferencing, etc .;
The number of minutes involved in the Wuhan 2020 public welfare project is free for life.
Tencent Serverless helps Wuhan 2020
Tencent Serverless provides open source, free, one-stop serverless development resources, computing services and technical support for Wuhan 2020 hackathon. Serverless fully assists developers to quickly implement ideas and race against time with comprehensive Node, Python, PHP and framework! Provide participants with:
1.Free 2-month trial of Tencent Serverless service resources.
2.Provide full-stack app open source code and Demo examples to help participants quickly build serverless web services
3.Provide free serverless technical guidance and training courses, online expert development guidance and technical Q & A.
4.Provide project incubation and landing support for the projects of the team selected by Hackathon as Top 5.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) helps wuhan2020 with technology:
Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides developers and sponsors with cloud service resource (AWS Global Region) and a technical steering group of professional solution architects.
The final hackathon winners will also have the opportunity to receive tickets to the 2020 US AWS re: Invent Conference.
More AWS Free Resources:
New users who successfully sign up for an AWS account will receive the AWS China (Ningxia) Region Free Tier
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