Hacks in a Hurry

Results from Hack II: 4/2/2020

The Challenge: An open and collaborative hackathon dedicated to resolving problems stemming from COVID-19. The format was as follows:

Thursday April 2 from 5:30-9 PM PT
Zoom and Discord

5:30 - 6:00 PM: (Zoom) Intro
6:00 - 8:00 PM: (Discord) Hacking
8:00 - 8:30 PM: (Zoom) Presentations

At 6 PM we be announed the specific hackathon topic on Zoom and organized into teams via Discord. At 8:30 PM all teams reconvened on Zoom to present their results.

The broad theme of the hackathon was the COVID-19 scare. We did not have a more specific prompt, in accordance with the interest in keeping this collaborative

We used Discord to organize the Hackathon. You can join now here: https://discord.gg/3DdCKp4


The winning team fleshed out a fully-realized and practical system for detecting and publishing information about crowded areas. Here is the writeup: