COVID-19 poses a grave danger to India because of our high population density and abysmally low number of hospital beds per 100 people. In the worst case, India’s coronavirus infections may be just getting started and we may be looking at a tsunami of cases in the weeks ahead. It’s encouraging to see the Indian government take necessary steps such as “Junta Curfew” and indian corporates switch to Work From Home. However, until we have a vaccine, infections can flare up anytime, anywhere. Current estimates suggest that we’re 12 months away from a vaccine, so we may be in for a long time to face multiple widespread disruptions due to either infections overwhelming our healthcare capacity or due to social-distancing induced economic slowdown.
So, we are asking the Indian tech community to come together and collaborate to build projects that can help other Indians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This hackathon is happening online via a Slack Group that you can join via this link.
We encourage you to participate if:
Who can participate?
We need more people in the organizing team. To join it, join the slack group for the hackathon and message any of the organizers.
Feel free to get in touch with us.