17:25 | 06/04/2020 Science - Technology
A hackathon has been launched by the Hanoi Youth Union, the UNDP in Vietnam and AngelHack Vietnam to look for innovative ideas in education, healthcare, information and economics to combat the coronavirus epidemic.
The programming contest, known as “Hack Covy” is expected to attract over 500 young Vietnamese programmers, innovators and designers across about 100 projects.
The organisers , together with the participation of many experts, will establish online channels offering contestants opportunities to take part in discussions, team-building and the use of advanced technology throughout the competition.
Contestants will send their finished projects, along with a 2-minute video giving an overview of their ideas, to the organisers from now until April 16.
Across three days between April 17-19, participants will present their projects online before a jury panel, which then will announce the three best projects on April 24.
The three winning projects will receive development support for two months before being released to the market.