Join UNESCO global hackathon “CodeTheCurve”

# Register for UNESCO global virtual hackathon CodeTheCurve
# Deadline to apply: 9 April 2020
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Dear CDISE students and CDISE faculty and researchers,
UNESCO is organizing a global virtual hackathon “CodeTheCurve” for young researchers and students to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic!
Language — English!

Gather a crew of developers, data scientists, and friends from other fields – and remember you can collaborate with educators, teachers, and researchers!


See the Hackathon themes, timeline, and all requirements below:

Hackathon themes

  1. Distance learning
  2. Information & data management
  3. Current & post-COVID-19 health & social issues

The submissions must be at the idea stage and not already in-market.



  • 6 April – Call for applications opens
  • 9 April – Call for applications closes
  • 15 April – 40 selected teams announced
  • 16-21 April – Learning resources for pre-collaboration
  • 22-23 April – Online learning
  • 24-26 April – Hack
  • 30 April – Winners announced



Create a team and submit a two-minute video while meeting the following criteria:

  • 2-6 people per team
  • Teams MUST HAVE:
    • All members 16+ years of age
    • One person under 25 years of age
    • At least 1 male and 1 female
    • At least one developer and/or one person with basic data science skills
    • At least one member with basic Linux and Jupyter Notebook experience.
  • Programming skills can include Python, Java, HTML, and/or the ability to use App Inventor or Power Apps



  1. Free access to IBM LinuxOne Community Cloud for one year
  2. Free training courses from OpenSAP
  3. Free access to enterprise grade IBM Z & ML suite
  4. Mentorship for one year


To make sure CDISE knows its heroes, please inform to let us know that your team is participating.