Create Tech Solutions to Combat the Healthcare Issues of the New Normal.

About the Event:

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has laid bare many of the structural challenges of the Nepalese health care system. The local healthcare infrastructure of Nepal has failed to prove itself promising amidst the chaotic pandemic. Therefore, Hacking for Humanity produced by Girls in Tech - Nepal is all about imagining how technology can salvage Nepal’s health systems and also support Nepalese as we move towards the other side of the pandemic.

Hacking for Humanity: Health Systems of the New Normal aims to solve issues that will help us build a better healthcare system in Nepal. We aim to provide hackers the opportunity to choose from a broad spectrum of business problems to shape this vision.

Here's what will happen:

  • The hackers will be registering with a group of 2-5 people (including at least a female member) by the end of November.

  • The problems will be pitched to the hacker teams on Dec 1 and mentors will be assigned to each team.

  • Following that, the teams of hackers will choose a problem statement they want to work on by Dec 4.

  • A Design Thinking Workshop on Dec 5 will be hosted by the Girls in Tech - Nepal to guide the participants into creating ideas to solve their chosen problem.

  • The teams of hackers will brainstorm, problem-solve, and prototype for 19 days, Dec 2 to Dec 19.

  • Finally, the teams will submit their project with respective requirements on Dec 20 on https://hacking-for-humanity-nepal.devpost.com.

Gather your gang, drive innovation, and celebrate diversity in the tech community through the Girls In Tech Hack for Humanity!

 

Schedule: 

Select, Ideate, and Build Period (Dec 2 to Dec 20)

Judgment Period (Dec 21 to Dec 31)

19 days

11 days

 

19 days were given for the selection of the problem statement, ideation, and build period. Then, 11 days were for the judgment and verdict.

 

To Participate, the following steps are defined : 

STEP

TOPIC

MAIN CONTENT 

1

Registration

[Open: Nov 5

Deadline: Dec 1]

  • Create an account on DevPost.

2

Choose your Problem Statement 

[Dec 1 - Dec 4]

Your problem statement will be released on Dec 1. So, choose your problem statement and submit it before Dev 4.

3

Join Slack

[Nov 5 - Dec 4]

After registration is confirmed, you shall receive further direction to join our Slack channel. 

The slack channel is created and participants need to introduce themselves after joining it. 

4

Create a team channel in Slack

[Nov 5 - Dec 4]

Your team channel will be created on Slack and all the team members will be added to the channel in addition to your mentor. Please use the channel to discuss among your team members and also your mentor.

 

Attend the Design Thinking Workshop

[Dec 5]

Design Thinking is a creatively structured approach that helps an individual or a team to identify the real problem and ultimately solve it. The reason to use this in H4H is that you need to generate ideas fast but might be actually suffering from finding out the true problem before diving into solving it. Design Thinking will help structure your thought processes and help you identify what problem that is most important to solve.

5

Review Rules on the given page.

Make sure to follow the rules set by DevPost and Girls in Tech - Nepal. The violation of set rules can lead to strict actions.

6

Prototype, build, and test!

[Dec 1 - Dec 20]

Be creative. Be a problem solver. Create the best solution to the problem you’ve chosen.

7

Submit

[Dec 20, 11:59 PM]

Submit your project on Devpost. [Check the project requirements below.]

 

 

If you are a developer, designer, product manager, marketing professional, or someone who is keen to be a hacker, register your spot now. Don’t wait - this event always sells out!

 

View full rules

Prizes

$755 in prizes

Winner

*Equivalent to NRs. 50,000

First Runner-up

Equivalent to NRs. 25,000

Second Runner-up

Equivalent to NRs. 15,000

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Individual participants over 16 years old can participate

  • Each team can have 2-5 members and every team must have at least one female participant

Requirements

Project Requirement for the Submission:

Project to be submitted: 

1. Functioning MVP (Minimum viable product) ready for immediate use. 

OR 

2. Concept of the prototype for an application that can later become a functioning product.

 

Following items must be included in the submission to the Girls in Tech DevPost page: 

1. Submission form 

  • Submit your project to the Girls in Tech Devpost before the deadline and complete the submission form questionnaire. Submission (including video/code links) are editable until the deadline. 

  • Introduction 

  • Purpose & Motivation 

  • How this application works 

  • How this application was developed 

  • How to use this application Difficulties & Challenges you faced

  • Go-to-Market Evaluation (How will this product be made scalable and accessible to the public?)

2. Video 

  • Upload a short video demo of your product, including an explanation of the function and solution. This video can be submitted as a Youtube link on your Devpost page for your project. 

  • Videos should be a maximum of 3 minutes long. 

3. GitHub or other code repo link 

  • Please ensure that this link is publicly shareable so judges can access your project 

4. Images, Screenshots, & Wireframes

Consent: By submitting the project to the Girls in Tech - Nepal Hacking for Humanity DEVPOST, participants should acknowledge that the materials may be used to promote the hackathon globally.

 

 

Judges

Anjani Phuyal

Anjani Phuyal
Global CTO, Genese Solution

Judging Criteria

  • Originality and Innovation
    Is the application’s concept original and unique?
  • User Experience
    Is the design easy to use with a quality and intuitive user interface?
  • Usefulness
    Is this application solving and addressing real issues that users are facing?
  • Go-to-Market Ready
    How soon can this application be deployed and used by real users?

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