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Be part of the ACS COVID-19 hackathon

ACS, the professional association for Australia’s technology sector, is calling for daring and innovative ideas for its online Flatten the Curve hackathon to take place over 48 hours from 6pm on Thursday 9 April.

ANSTO is proud to support the virtual hackathon, which is to be administered by ACS’s Head of Data Science, Steve Nouri.

ACS want to develop functional digital or analogue prototypes to counter the virus with tangible solutions. 

“We are looking for daring and innovative ideas to help Australia to flatten the curve and emerge stronger from the current difficult situation caused by the Coronavirus,” said ACS Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Johnson.

“For working prototypes, #flattenthecurvehack needs a strong, diverse community. That means people with very different perspectives and abilities. You do not need to be a programmer or hacker to contribute.”

The hackathon is open for participants, volunteers and challenges. Submissions on the challenges faced in the current pandemic by individuals and society can come from all areas of the community and can be submitted through the #flattenthecurvehack website.

Registration closes 9 April 9:59am AET.


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