Global Hackathon ACT2HACK COVID 2.0

SAN FRANCISCO—July 23, 2020: The American Association of Precision Medicine (AAPM) is hosting a global COVID-19 healthcare solutions hackathon on July 31 through August 3. 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?

To be shared at the hackathon

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 Sheila (


Time (Pacific Standard Time : PST)Event

Friday, July 31st 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 TBA

6:00 pm Team updates

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

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

8:15 Opening remarks

9:15 Hack all-day

10-12 Workshop TBA

11:00 Office hours with partner companies begins

2-4 pm Workshop TBA

6:00 pm Team updates

Sunday , August 2nd, 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, August 3rd, 2020

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

8:15 Team presentations

9:15 Open networking main room (investor private feedback to team leads in the investor room)

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.