Utility Deadline: April 15th 2020

The UNESCO CodeTheCurve world digital hackathon is designed to allow college students, educators, academics, and the analysis group to construct tech expertise, entrepreneurial spirit, {and professional} competencies with a lens on digital creativity and cooperation to mobilize the world.

CodeTheCurve goals to encourage youth with new expertise in a digital, immersive surroundings in collaboration with different college students, consultants, and mentors, whereas creating deployable options and digital prototypes ready by citizen builders, information scientists, and innovators with youth on the heart. The CodeTheCurve studying and hackathon journey can be sensible, hands-on, and a ton of digital enjoyable.

Organised in partnership with IBM and SAP, the CodeTheCurve Hackathon calls younger builders and innovators to make use of their digital expertise, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to affix forces to encourage and develop digital options to present and future pandemia-challenges.

CodeTheCurve is organized round three principal themes:

  • Guarantee continued studying
  • Information administration and knowledge
  • The current and the long run: societal and well being points

Construct your expertise and assist make a distinction

Invite younger builders, designers and information scientists to affix the UNESCO world hackathon to give you digital options to the worldwide pandemic. Collectively, let’s code new curves!

No less than 1.5 billion younger individuals are at the moment at dwelling as a consequence of college closures referring to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. 100 eighty-three nations have been disrupted. College students, mother and father, and communities proceed to deal with social isolation, whereas exploring learn how to keep regular relations and actions in a myriad of on-line studying content material, collaboration instruments, and social media platforms accessible for the world to eat. These with no or little connectivity are additional remoted. Human every day life conversations that after occurred face-to-face have now moved digital.

For college students, mother and father, academics, educators, and others, dwelling confinement has introduced the extra consideration and want for an revolutionary studying paradigm, one centered on sensible and real-world digital expertise. It is a time that’s particularly difficult for the 49% of the worldwide inhabitants who lack entry to broadband web. For individuals who are on-line, the unfold of misinformation and disinformation referring to COVID-19 complicates the state of affairs even additional by diminishing confidence in public well being steering by authorities, and has given rise to uncertainty or incorrect well being behaviors.


  • Anybody is invited to collect a crew of builders, information scientists, and associates from different fields (educators, academics, and researchers), pull collectively a gender-inclusive group with not more than six contributors, and ensure there’s at the least one particular person underneath the age of 25 in your crew (min. age 16). All groups should have at the least one feminine and one male.
  • The collaborators from CodeTheCurve will choose 40 groups to take part within the immersive studying and hackathon journey.
  • If a crew doesn’t get chosen within the high 40, for a lot of there’ll nonetheless be the chance to showcase their expertise and maybe get engaged in one of many 40 chosen groups. Extra data on that can be shared in a while.
  • To take part in a hackathon there are totally different profiles wanted: the 4 Hs of a hackathon: It takes hackers (builders and information scientists), hustlers (program and undertaking managers), hipsters (inventive designers and entrepreneurs), and humanitarians (business consultants).

Abilities required

Collaborating groups ought to have at the least one developer and/or one particular person with primary information science expertise. Programming expertise can embrace Python, Java, HTML, and/or the flexibility to make use of App Inventor or Energy Apps — together with the opposite technical expertise that you simply individually carry to the crew. And at the least one member of the crew should have primary Linux and Jupyter Pocket book expertise.

Because of the companions, contributors will obtain free entry to IBM LinuxONE Group Cloud, which can present contributors with open entry to an enterprise-grade Linux surroundings in your growth wants — innovation powered by open supply expertise.

Successful groups

All groups that full the ultimate submission course of will obtain certificates of participation from the collaborators.

1st place winners from every theme may have 1 yr of free entry to LinuxONE Group Cloud and quarterly digital meetups with thought leaders from IBM and/or its collaborators for a one-year interval to advance tasks additional.

1st place winners in every theme can even obtain unrestricted entry to studying sources on the OpenSAP platform, SAP DKOM or SAPPHIRE attendance to pitch their options, and 3-months of enterprise mentoring/teaching by SAP consultants and execs.

For information scientists collaborating within the data and information administration utilizing Machine Studying on IBM Z monitor, the highest crew can even obtain an additional jolt of enterprise-grade machine studying toolset entry powered by IBM Z for six months to proceed their wonderful undertaking, and be empowered to take it to the subsequent degree with month-to-month digital mentorship meetups with world entrepreneurship and tech thought leaders.

CodeTheCurve is powered by UNESCO, IBM Z, SAP, TruChallenge, Angel Hack, iHackOnline, Web Society, Individuals Centered Web, FOSSASIA, World Accelerator Community, Society of Doctor Entrepreneurs, Redds Capital, Village Capital, Queen Metropolis Fintech, and also you!

Problem themes

CodeTheCurve consists of three themes:

  • Entry to studying
  • Data and information administration
  • Current and future social and well being points within the post-pandemic

Please observe that submissions have to be on the concept stage and never already in-market.

Some concepts to think about:

  • Entry to studying
    • Distance studying
    • Continued studying alternatives
  • Data and information administration
    • Addressing disinformation and/or misinformation
    • Reality checking
    • Enterprise providers
    • Information monitoring and/or privateness
  • The current and the long run — social and well being points
    • Addressing present and post-COVID-19 crises challenges
    • Metropolis, group, regional, educational institution-specific, and/or world infrastructure providers
    • Data sharing (wholesome conduct, digital expertise, language limitations, and so forth.)
    • Security and inhabitants

Contributions may embrace (however will not be restricted to) the next concepts/thought starters:

  • Contributing to fostering empathy and humanitarian conduct inside your area people and the group of others
  • Combating the unfold of misinformation and disinformation, and selling digital literacy expertise for fact-checking
  • Facilitating entry to academic supplies and assist for academics, college students, mother and father, and communities
  • Innovating within the discipline of digital studying with a lens on empowering your area people and the group of others in native languages which may not be represented on-line at the moment
  • Addressing related social points, comparable to confinement (parenting, digital actions, and so forth.)
  • Addressing native city-services and/or enterprise wants
  • Addressing the necessity for the monitoring, evaluation, and utility of related data, together with adhering to defending and securing delicate information, whereas sustaining privateness necessities when amassing, storing, and/or transmitting delicate information, together with leveraging current open information and information fashions
  • Anticipating future adjustments and wishes following the COVID-19 pandemic

Coaching alternatives for contributors

  • Chosen CodeTheCurve groups can count on to land new technical {and professional} expertise, together with entrepreneurship and design pondering, media misinformation and disinformation, information analytics, Jupyter Pocket book, LinuxONE Group Cloud platform, SAP Analytics, machine studying code patterns, synthetic intelligence, ethics in AI, AI for social good, chatbot creation, information safety and privateness, and far more.

For Extra Data:

Go to the Official Webpage of the UNESCO CodeTheCurve world digital hackathon 2020

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