Forkwell Coronavirus Hack

30 March - 13 April, 2020
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RECAP OF THE EVENT

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Country Origins
490
Contestants
412
Contesting Teams
91
Submissions
32
Australia, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Canada, Croatia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Yemen
Map
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Media Coverage
9
Communities / Partners
14
Expert Mentors
13
Industry Leading Judges

What is Forkwell Coronavirus Hack ?

It’s a two-week online hackthon that will allow teams to compete by using technology in order to combat the viral outbreak. The hackathon will gather hundreds of software developers and data scientists from around the world to fight against the novel coronavirus, using publicly available datasets and algorithms to come up with relevant solutions. We'll provide you with all the resources and mentors you need to help you work on something ground-breaking.

OPENING

FINAL PITCHING

CLOSING & WINNER'S ANNOUNCEMENT

TOPIC 1 - DRUG DISCOVERY

Find a candidate drug (ligand) with a high binding affinity with the COVID-19 main protease.
https://github.com/forkwell-io/fch-drug-discovery

TOPIC 2 - VIRUS COMBAT

Build web-based or mobile apps to help nations cope with the outbreak.
https://github.com/forkwell-io/fch-virus-combat

Winning Prize 🏅

1st Winner

  • USD 1000 Cash
  • AWS Credit USD 500
  • DigitalOcean Credit USD 500
  • Wild card to Sunway iLabs

2nd Winner

  • USD 500 Cash
  • AWS Credit USD 300
  • DigitalOcean Credit USD 500

3rd Winner

  • USD 200 Cash
  • AWS Credit USD 100
  • DigitalOcean Credit USD 500

For all Malaysian participants

  • Chances to participate in CREST's TGL (The Great Lab) Grand Design Challenge with funding worth of RM1,500.
  • Chances to be qualified for CREST's incubation program with grant worth up to RM50,000 plus facilitation.
  • Opportunities to apply for CREST's R&D grant with exclusive coaching (the grant with minimum RM100k to RM200k for at least 24 months)

For all participants

  • DigitalOcean Credit USD 100

Rules and Regulations

🟡 GENERAL
  1. Base guidelines can be found here and on top of that, these rules mentioned here applies.
  2. You have full autonomy on how you structure and architect your project, this includes choice of language, choice of technology and target platform (however, the web is preferred).
  3. You are open to use and depend on any publicly available datasets and open source technologies.
  4. You have full ownership of your project including the option to continue contributing to the project after the event has ended. However, during the period of the event, the project has to be open sourced licensed.
🟡 SUBMISSION
  1. Your submission is only considered legitimate when you submit both 15-minute presentation video and a link to your forked repository off the hackathon kit template repository.
  2. For team submissions, you are required to display the name and github profile of your team members in the 15-minute presentation video as well as in your projects’ README.

Frequently Asked Questions

🟡 GENERAL
🟡 APPLICATIONS
🟡 HACKING
⚠️ HELP !!

Sponsors & Partners

🟡 SPONSORS
🟡 COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Interested in sponsoring our initiative? Want more information?
Shoot us an email at kl@grooves.com 💌