APRIL 2-4

ONLINE HACKATHON

APRIL 2-4

ONLINE HACKATHON

About

The crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, is making society think outside the box. In these critical moments, bringing solutions for our biggest challenge right now, is crucial to move on and not let fear take over us. As a community, we must work together to bring such solutions and solve the current crisis.
We welcome everyone to join us and Hack the Crisis together! 

Hack the Crisis Kosova is an online hackathon organized by the Innovation Centre Kosovo, researchers, institutions, private sectors, startups and tech enthusiasts.

The hackathon focuses on creating new solutions for individuals, communities and businesses struggling with the problems caused by the outbreak of the virus. 

This is a call to action to each and every one to participate in the fight and it is inspired by Estonia, who started the movement, and by Hack for Crisis Finland.

There is no us and them.

In this critical moment, our task is to work together as a nation to solve some of the biggest crises of our lifetime.

Save lives • Save communities • Save businesses

We welcome everyone to join us. Let’s hack the Crisis Together!

Challenge Categories

Health and Emergency

Almost never before had it been more important to come up with many different and effective ways to provide health-care and be responsive in emergency crises as now. To match up to the needs of your community, creative alternate ideas and solutions are in demand. Boost positive health implications such as hygienic awareness, practicing proper habits to keep a good immune system and unlock new ways for people to become more informed about their own health!

Social and Psychological Status

While it is imperative for people to become medically aware, the psychological aspect is unfortunately too often ignored. In this category, you must find ways to help people practice mental hygiene, creative coping methods in unfavorable circumstances for people of all sorts of conditions (mental, physical, environmental), functionalize lost time indoors, increase communication, harness support systems, etc. Social distancing plays an important role on self-identity and a qualitative life; in what other ways can people connect and maintains healthy mental states and relationships?

Education and Learning

Due to the majority of education facilities closing to prevent spread, educators have turned to using alternative methods to bring knowledge to students and keep them growing with assignments and exercises. While it is an admirable effort, like many quick solutions, it retains some flaws. Here you are to find new ways for people to access quality learning sessions that draw the most rewarding aspects of distant learning, engage in the source of the subject learned individually, increase research skills, interact with other thoughts and opinions that set a wider range of information brought to the work desk, etc. How would you tackle this issue? What would you add to the work table?

Economy and the Future of Business

The introduction of the virus to society has grown to become a global issue in more ways than one. Other than the threat it has exposed to people’s health, it has also caused many job losses, action plan postponements, supply and demand disruption as well as a stagnation on the economic flow globally. Both public and private businesses are predicted to face challenges in the coming weeks affecting the ecosystem and lifestyle outcomes of many people. What are some ways we can avoid such destructive developments and what ideas can we come up with to keep economy flowing and ensure businesses a successful future?

Government Solutions

In the aftermath of the global changes occurring due to the precautions taken in this time of worldwide pandemic turmoil, governmental issues still continue to function like an autoimmune system in every country. The quality with which it functions is constantly threatened by the daily changes each governing body has to make to assure the decrease of viral spread whether it be through policies in travel, trade, management, tax reforms, mortgage and loans, bills and many more topics that have an affect on the long-term lives of the citizen. What kind of solutions would you come up with? What concepts can you propose and implement to make positive changes for the good of the governing bodies, community and their overall future?

Invent Your Own Challenge

There are many issues to pick from when it comes to eliminating world problems, so much so that we can’t quantify and pin them all here! Is there any particular issue you’re passionate about and cannot seem to find in our selectable categories? Do you often contemplate an important issue that is always overlooked and want to come up with ways to amend it? Invent your own challenge, instead!  Form your own category with a relevant theme that is a current issue and chart ideas on how to help promote awareness and solve it!

Event Timeline

Thursday

15:00 Join the public Slack

17:00 Kick-off Webinar. Opening remarks by ICK representatives & partners

19:00 Idea collection closed. Register your team to solve a specific problem. 

20:00 We announce the teams on Slack. Work starts.

20:00 Announcing the mentors and agenda of the hackathon

Friday

11:00 Checkpoint #1

11:00 Mentoring starts

This is an amazing opportunity to get valuable feedback and insights from one of our mentors to take your idea to the next level.

17:00 Checkpoint #2

21:00 Checkpoint #3

Saturday

11:00 Checkpoint #1

18:00 Submission of final projects in Guaana platform.

20:00 Livestream of submitted presentations.

Sunday

21:00 Announcing the Winners and Top 5 finalists for the “People’s Choice Award”

Awards

1st Prize

2nd Prize

3rd Prize

(UNICEF Award)

People’s Choice Award

(Municipality of Prishtina)

Most Promising Idea

(UNDP KOSOVA)

Gjirafa Video Ads

and more…

How can you help?

No matter your profession, we invite you to join us – we need help from experts in all fields, entrepreneurs and professionals.

Participate in the hackathon

We are inviting all the creators, IT specialists, companies, project managers & everyone to participate and show us how you would solve various challenges through creative production and application of technology.

Become a mentor

We’re looking for super-hero mentors to help the problem solvers! If you’re an expert in any field and want to share your know-how with our teams, sign-up as a mentor. We’ll help you coordinate all the processes and use your valuable time as efficiently as possible.

Become a supporter

The hackathon is a volunteer effort to help solve some of the challenges we as a community and as a country are facing today. Let us know if your company is interested in receiving more information about sponsorship opportunities.

Presenting you the super heroes that are helping and supporting participants to optimize their projects and solutions.

Meet Our Mentors!

Agon Avdimetaj

Agon Avdimetaj

Zombie Soup

Agon Kabashi

Agon Kabashi

Strategic Initiatives Manager

Alban Gerguri

Alban Gerguri

Trokit

Albion Sutaj

Albion Sutaj

Velez Managed Services

Alejtin Berisha

Alejtin Berisha

Universum

Alim Halimi

Alim Halimi

Helvetas

Andi Belegu

Andi Belegu

Lawyer and Economist

Anisa Berisha

Anisa Berisha

British Embassy Tirana

Arbnora Gojani Mazreku

Arbnora Gojani Mazreku

UNDP

Arianit Fazliu

Arianit Fazliu

Kutia

Arsim Brucaj

Arsim Brucaj

Finance, Management and Public Policy

Arta Shehu Zaimi

Arta Shehu Zaimi

Labbox

Astrit Desku

Astrit Desku

KOMTEL

Astrit Leti

Astrit Leti

Cacttus

Bardh Ahmeti

Bardh Ahmeti

Business Consultant

Bardha Qirezi

Bardha Qirezi

Riinvest

Benjamin Kolenović

Benjamin Kolenović

Growzillas

Bekim Meta

Bekim Meta

Beriflapp

Besart Kunushevci

Besart Kunushevci

Akademia

Besjan Kurtishi

Besjan Kurtishi

Cloud Solutions

Blerim Rexha

Blerim Rexha

University of Prishtina

Chris Cowles

Chris Cowles

Blocknify

Dorjan Berishaj

Dorjan Berishaj

Zombie Soup

Drita Kadriu

Drita Kadriu

MASHT

Driton Hapçiu

Driton Hapçiu

Cacttus

Eduard Luta

Eduard Luta

MIK Group

Eldita Tarani

Eldita Tarani

Tripika

Endrit Pllashniku

Endrit Pllashniku

Riinvest

Ermal Sadiku

Ermal Sadiku

Linkplus

Erris Veliu

Erris Veliu

EV Creative

Fisnik Ismaili

Fisnik Ismaili

Karrota

Fjolla Bakalli

Fjolla Bakalli

Director, Strategic Partnerships

Gent Shala

Gent Shala

Human Resources

Gentrit Gojani

Gentrit Gojani

KODE Labs

Hana Qerimi

Hana Qerimi

Shkolla Digjitale

Ilir Hoxha

Ilir Hoxha

LifestylediagnostiX

Kaltrina Ferizi

Kaltrina Ferizi

Creative Director

Kristjan Ramaj

Kristjan Ramaj

RAMAJ & Associates

Kujtim Kerveshi

Kujtim Kerveshi

Kerveshi & Partners Law Firm

Kushtrim Sogojeva

Kushtrim Sogojeva

Trokit

Leart Zogjani

Leart Zogjani

Skins Agency / Symbolt.io

Mark Culaj

Mark Culaj

Electronic Engineer

Martin Vitek

Martin Vitek

Foundation for Education and Entrepreneurship

Metihe Kastrati

Metihe Kastrati

Datawiz

Ridvan Aliu

Ridvan Aliu

Eduongo Inc

Rina Basholli

Rina Basholli

Cyber Sec & Forensics MSc

Rita Vula

Rita Vula

Product Manager

Rron Cena

Rron Cena

Formon

Shpend Ahmeti

Shpend Ahmeti

Mayor of Prishtina

Tanzer Abazi

Tanzer Abazi

Findbug

Uranik Begu

Uranik Begu

ICK

Valon Asani

Valon Asani

Dua

Valon Badivuku

Valon Badivuku

SAP Kosova

Valon Canhasi

Valon Canhasi

Hallakate

Vigan Budima

Vigan Budima

Asseco South Eastern Europe

Vigan Ramadani

Vigan Ramadani

Pyper

Zana Budima

Zana Budima

ABC TECH Group

Zana Tabaku

Zana Tabaku

APPDEC

Our Supporters