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Online Event: We vs. Virus – Germany’s Collective HACK Against Covid-19

08.04.2020 | 16:30 - 17:30

As the Covid-19 virus began taking a grip on Europe, Germany’s federal government decided to enact a hackathon that would define oncoming challenges, enable a platform for bright minds to come together and create a collective bottom-up approach in fighting the virus before it could take anchor.

This came together in the form of the We vs. Virus Hackathon. One weekend that broke the world record in digital hackathons: bringing together 42968 participants, 1924 Innovators, and 2922 mentors. We get to speak to one of the organizers from this marvelous initiative, Anna Hupperth from Tech4Germany. She will tell us how they managed to successfully build and set up the hack, what happened after and which initiatives are making real-life impact and waves in the fight against Covid-19.

Be part of this inspiring talk on how one nation and its collaborators discovered digital opportunities to win against the virus.

  • SDG 3: Health and Wellbeing
  • SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals