About

The Global Hack is a global initiative which unites the Hack the Crisis movement and the 40+ hackathons put up in the frames of this movement. The core initiative comes from the team who organised the very first hackathon just in 6 hours on 13-15 of March in Estonia and are passionate about solving the huge ongoing crisis that concerns everyone at the moment (the people are from Garage48, Accelerate Estonia, Guaana). BUT this is truly a global effort and movement involving communities and organizers from all over the world.

backstory

If there ever was a time to go all out in our efforts to address the transformation necessary to survive, and thrive, in a post-pandemic world, then this is it!

This crisis is far from over. The need to begin addressing the problems that we’ll face as a global society, once we can venture out from our homes again, is now. How will we deal with the expected massive changes to our economy, workplaces, healthcare, and environment as we find our world order transformed—perhaps, beyond recognition?

On 9-12 April, 2020 we’re putting on The Global Hack to imagine the possibilities and create solutions to meet the needs of our changed world. Our goal is to bring together world class mentors and globally-talented teams to build solutions for better tomorrows.

We’re looking for brilliant people from every corner of the globe to participate in The Global Hack. We find ourselves in a unique situation, and are literally all in this together—the entire world is looking for solutions to the same problems at the same time.

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Media about us:

Covid-19 presents many different problems--in drug research, case tracking, & misinformation, for instance--& technologists around the world are stepping in to help solve them by CNN

Solidarity in Action: UN SDG Action Campaign supports world’s largest hackathon for solutions to global challenges by United Nations

Global Hack: Coming together to find solutions by OECD-OPSI

Hackathons Target Coronavirus by Wall Street Journal

Global Hack Searches for Solutions by Voice of America

Hacking for humanity starts with solutions to the small problems by Financial Times

Hack-The-Crisis: 6 Lessons From Estonia’s Coronavirus Crisis Response by Forbes

Global tech community mobilises in the online hackathon to combat the coronavirus pandemic by APN NEWS

Estonian hackathon tackles issues caused by Covid-19 by siliconrepublic

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