ACT2HACK COVID-19 Global Hackathon

SAN FRANCISCO—June 10, 2020: The American Association of Precision Medicine (AAPM) is hosting a global COVID-19 healthcare solutions hackathon on June 26 through June 29. AAPM’s Coronavirus Taskforce (ACT) is inviting the global community to join the ACT2HACK COVID hackathon. Register for free here.

Eligible to participate in this event are data scientists, software engineers, healthcare professionals, domain experts, hackers, data curators, UX designers, digital health experts, entrepreneurs, startups, and other community members.

“Although the pandemic has disrupted our lives, it has accelerated innovation and collaboration in unprecedented ways,” said AAPM CEO Dr. Prasun Mishra. “This hackathon calls for teams to hack various COVID-19 data sets. An important part of the event will be building software solutions to aid clinicians in the field of  precision medicine, which focus on health determinants that include genomics, environment, and lifestyle.  Every day we hear of someone who has lost their brother, sister, mother, father, friend, or loved one. This is an open invitation to all to join forces and accelerate the pace of innovation through collaboration to save lives.”

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A) What problems are being solved during the hackathon?

We’ve identified several key COVID-19 problems to be solved as described below.

1) Identify data and sources for certifying safe spaces

Problem: identify data and sources, develop initial dashboards

Skills needed: data scientist, software developers, UI/UX, sales, business development

Team leads: Dr. Astrid Stuckelberger

2) Analyzing Global Clinical COVID-19 data

Problem: Collect and find insights

Skills needed: data scientist, software developers, UI/UX, sales, business development, regulatory, drug/vaccine/diagnostic development

Team leads: Dr. Prasun Mishra

3) Analyzing Social Media Data for predicting hot-spots

Problem: Collect social media data, analyse and find insights

Skills needed: data scientist, software developers, UI/UX, sales, business development, clinical trial design,

Team leads: Martin Ciupa

4) Data from Home: Remote patient monitoring

Problem: collecting data from hardware to the cloud

Skills needed: data scientist, software developers, hardware developers, UI/UX, sales, business development

Team leads: Widy Medina

B) Who can participate in ACT2HACK COVID-19?

Anyone interested in helping solve COVID-19 solutions.

C) Roles that we are looking for

Leaders – Prioritize and delegate

Investors – Evaluate the risk and opportunity of each business

Marketers – Develop value propositions, target personas, go to market strategies

Sales – Customer feedback Interview users to understand needs and workflows

Financial managers – Build proformas and projections

Legal – IP Advice on how to protect your ideas and businesses

Regulatory – Map the path to FDA approval

UI/UX experts – Optimize user experiences and landing pages

Software developers – Design architecture and write code

Data scientists – Determine data sources, algorithms and results

Web designers – Develop web interfaces

D) How can my company sponsor ACT2HACK?

Pre-event, during the event, and post-event sponsorships are available

This includes distribution to AAPM’s email newsletter, 5-minute presentation to attendees, access to attendees during the event, press releases, and website.

Talk with us about sponsorship by emailing Dr. Prasun Mishra (, cc:

E) How can my company partner ACT2HACK?

If your company has resources that would be helpful for hackathon attendees to use then we like to hear from you. Examples include: data sources, data storage, business services such as legal, marketing, and others

Talk with us about partnerships by emailing David Levesque (


Time (Pacific Standard Time : PST)Event

Friday, June 26th 2020

8:00 am Check-in (Pacific Standard Time : PST)

8:15 Opening remarks

9:15 Team presentations

10:15 Team assignments

10:45 Hack all-day

11:00 Office hours with partner companies begins

2-4 pm Workshop on “Finding customers” – David

6:00 pm Team updates

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

8:00 am Check-in (Pacific Standard Time : PST)

8:15 Opening remarks

9:15 Hack all-day

10-12 Workshop on the “Job to be Done” – Sam

11:00 Office hours with partner companies begins

2-4 pm Workshop on “Healthcare Data Lakes” – Mohan

6:00 pm Team updates

Sunday , June 28th, 2020

Check-in(Pacific Standard Time : PST)

8:00 am Opening remarks

8:30 Presentations

9:30 Hack all-day

6:00 pm Team updates

Monday, June 29th, 2020

8 am Check-in (Pacific Standard Time : PST)

8:15 Team presentations

9:15 Open networking

10:15 Winner announcement

11:15 Next steps and conclusions

12:00 End of event

AAPM is a non-profit organization catalyzing healthcare transformation by fostering breakthrough innovation in prevention, early detection, treatment, and care. AAPM is on a mission to accelerate the field of precision medicine through research, education, communication, and collaboration to foster new medical breakthroughs.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AAPM rapidly launched the AAPM Coronavirus Taskforce (ACT) in January 2020. ACT brings together a worldwide network of experts spanning clinical, scientific, technical, and advocacy backgrounds.

The Taskforce’s Mission is to develop, deliver and disseminate strategies for COVID-19 specific prevention, diagnostics, therapeutics, supply chain logistics, artificial Intelligence-driven solutions, impact investment funding opportunities, and other patient-centric precision medicine innovation techniques.