Empower impacted workers to discover, learn and solve practical industry challenges
If you do not have a team, you can still participate by joining a team here:
Please message @Henry Liu [Staff] in our Slack channel to join a team!
All times are CST (Central Standard Time). Workshops Webinars will be recorded and can be watched offline.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6TH
12 PM - Slack Channel Opens and Team Formation Begins
THURSDAY, MAY 7TH
12 PM - Mentors and Judges Announced
FRIDAY, MAY 8TH
5:00 - 5:15 PM - Hackathon Kickoff
11 PM - Finalize Teams
SATURDAY, MAY 9TH
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Healthcare and Energy Workshops
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Mentoring
SUNDAY, MAY 10TH
12:00 PM - Submissions Due
1:00 PM - Presentation Orders Posted
1:30 PM - Live Presentations Start (Required)
3:30 PM - Live Presentations End
6:00 - 6:30 PM - Winners Announced
Why it matters:
One in 5 workers in the U.S. alone have filed for unemployment benefits in the last two months. We all personally know someone who has been furloughed or laid off. As we look ahead amid the global economic crisis to bring people back on their feet, many are emotionally devastated, financially concerned, and insecure about their ability to contribute.
In order to turn things around, we believe that it's crucial for us to redirect energy to learning new skills, solving critical problems and adding immediate value to potential employers. Employers who have practical problems to solve.
Among our workforce there are those who need new challenges that push them to learn. They need to know that they can confidently make an impact today, from their home, with experience they already have from their respective industries.
To showcase innovative student and entrepreneurial talent. To build resumes and portfolio work. To bond new team members to advance each others' careers. And to connect our mentors, judges, and sponsors to the best minds to tackle these challenges of the future.
1. Healthcare Challenge
“Showcase verified / trusted testing results. How can we create a digital passport / ID using emerging technologies like ArcBlock’s blockchain identity layer, IOT or other ideas to clear workers and consumers to return to public?”
2. Energy Challenge
“Help get energy industry workers back to work faster. How can we leverage emerging blockchain technology like Hedera Hashgraph, AR, IOT or other ideas to showcase expertise or verify work? ”
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This event was created and hosted by staff and student interns at YGC. YGC is an enterprise innovation studio in Austin, Texas. Learn more at YGCdata.com
$9,000 in prizes
Future of Work 1st Place
Future of Work 2nd Place
Future of Work 3rd Place
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
All individuals, regardless of location, are encouraged to participate. Individuals can sign up as teams (we recommend teams of no more than 5 members for productivity) or can be matched into teams.
Graduate students focused in industries such as Healthcare and Energy will receive priority access to team formation.
The final presentation will include a live presentation of 5 mins to our Hackathon Judges that showcases design, research and demo of a working prototype. Followed by 3 min Q&A.
Please include all relevant files to your project in your submission to Devpost.
CEO | Bridge Purchasing Solutions
CIO | Daimler Trucks North America
Head of Program | Indeed Incubator
Associate Dean | St. Edwards University
Tom Caven, MD
Chief Medical Officer | Ascension Seton
Investment Manager | Future Energy Fund | Chevron Technology Ventures
Chief Developer Advocate | Hedera Hashgraph
Managing Director | Texas Innovation Center | University of Texas Austin
VP of Investment Research | BuildGroup
CEO | ArcBlock
Customer / Problem Validation
How practical is the problem for the entire industry? Are we truly solving a pain point for an entire industry or is this a nice to have for one organization? Who did you consult to validate this problem?
User Experience / Customer Experience
How will the customer or the user interact with your solution? Why is your proposed interaction the most efficient way? What are the alternatives in comparison?
Speed of Implementation
If you were to implement it today, how quickly can we deploy the solution? How many people, departments and other roadblocks that you would potentially face?
Immediate Impact / Value Add
Once correctly implemented, what is the projected value of this solution? Can you show it in terms of the potential hours saved, cost reduced or revenue generated?
- Social Good
- Voice skills