National-level Bioinformatics Online Hackathon on COVID-19 by Anna University

National-level Bioinformatics Online Hackathon on COVID-19 by Anna University

COVID 19, the deadly virus, has infected millions and killed lakhs of people  globally pushing the entire world to a state of emergency.

Lockdown has made all the countries scramble to find effectively ways to manage and kick out the disease. The initial solution that the Indian Government has come up with is the “Arogya Setu” a COVID -19 social distancing app, helping people to avoid movement close to known infected persons. However, the best information tool to handle this pandemic is Disaster Risk Management (DRM) apps.

As a step towards it, Anna University has announced a national-level COVID-19 Bioinformatics Online Hackathon from April 27,2020 to May 6, 2020.

Students and faculty from all disciplines, especially from  Information Technology, Computer Science and Engineering departments, startups, and all full stack developers in app and mobile responsive web development across India are eligible to participate.

The goal of the participants is to develop apps to address several issues in outbreak. The organizers of the online hackathon have listed 25 topics to be integrated into the DRM app. The developed app has to be released for public use without sharing its source code.

Anna University has partnered with the IIT’s Spoken Tutorial project team to collaborate and make the event a successful one. The Spoken Tutorial team has invited all students who scored 80% and above in its online tests to participate.

The hackathon is being organized under the University Vice Chancellor M.K. Surappa, BIT Campus, Tiruchi together with Madras School of Social Work, Derbi Foundation, Bangalore, and Climate Smart Technology, Coimbatore. 

This activity is supported by AICTE, NSDC, Skill India, Startup India, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, and Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).

The last date for registration is April 26, 2020. The best full stacker will receive cash prizes and awards along with numerous job opportunities.

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