Next Gen Creators is hosting ReInvent Hacks, a virtual hackathon. This year, in response to the global pandemic, we are dubbing this event as, "Corona Hacks" to bring together some of the world’s most talented problem solvers focusing on creating innovative solutions to help reduce the impact of COVID-19. Over the period of 4 weeks software developers/engineers/designers and youth involved in the industries listed below from the Caribbean, Pacific, Africa, and the Commonwealth, will create solutions based on one of six themes.

Themes:

  • Healthcare
  • Business and Commerce
  • Governance and Rule of Law
  • Food and Water Security
  • Tourism
  • The Creative Industry

Reinvent Hacks will be hosting a series of webinars, keynote talks, and think tank sessions to drive solutions and conversations on this issue as well as create solutions to problems that may arise in these areas.


This initiative plays a key role in the ongoing campaign for Digital Literacy for underrepresented youth worldwide and aims to highlight the digital divide between developed and developing areas. For more information, you can visit: 

Eligibility

Participants

  • All individuals must be between ages 15-30.
  • Participants must come from one of the following countries in the Caribbean, Africa, Pacific, or the Commonwealth.

Teams

  • Teams must include at least 1 software developer and at least 1 industry expert.
  • Teams must have 2-4 individuals in total. 
  • Teams must include at least 1 female participant.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$17,000 in prizes

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Cassandra Campbell
Facebook

Larkland Morley

Larkland Morley
Facebook

Jack Hisard
Mama Clinic

Alina M Karimamusama
Serial Creative Entrepreneur

Tijani Christian
Commonwealth Youth Council

Darlington Akogo
minoHealth AI Labs, Runmila AI Institute

Judging Criteria

  • Feasibility of the Project
    Is the solution doable and realistic to the context being presented?
  • Innovativeness of the Project
    How original is the idea? Does the solution show resourcefulness and creativity in the use of technology?
  • Overall Impact of the Project
    How many people does the solution have the potential to change their lives?
  • Presentation of the Pitch
    How clear and enthusiastic was the presentation? Did the finalists stay within the time frame? Were you able to understand the true value of the solution by watching its Live demo?

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