WINNING TEAMS
Congratulations to the five winning Disaster Hack teams!

1st Place  
Team 14 - FireForce

2nd Place
Team 6 - Angel

3rd Place
Team 7 - WaitRAFT

Honorable Mention
Team 10 - ARDISS

Honorable Mention
Team 11 - Exodus

Honorable Mention
Team 2 - AIDly

Congratulations also to our seven finalists and to all of the teams that participated! If you would like to see all of the participating teams' product videos, please visit this site.

DESCRIPTION
The EGHI/GT Disaster Hack is a virtual hackathon that provides Emory and GATech students an opportunity to create novel solutions to problems caused by extreme weather and natural disasters. The goal is for student teams to develop marketable products. We welcome and encourage undergraduate and graduate students from all majors and disciplines to participate!
Teams of Emory University and Georgia Tech students compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to take their solution to market through GT's CREATE-X Startup Launch during summer 2022.

This is a collaboration among the Emory Global Health Institute, GA Tech's CREATE X, the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech & Emory, The Hatchery Center for Innovation, and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
Location
  Virtual
Date & Time
  SEPT 23, 5 PM -
  SEPT 26, 11 AM
SCHEDULE + DEADLINES
                                                        Come get your Disaster Hack welcome packet and meet potential team members at this networking event.                                                                     This event is hosted on Gatherly, where you must join with a laptop/desktop computer and Firefox/Chrome-                                                                     browser only with a camera/microphone plugged-in (can be turned-off). Please go to                                                                                                           https://test.gatherly.io/ now to test your computer and connection to make sure it works.  Please email                                                                               us if you're having any trouble.  ACCESS YOUR WELCOME LETTER HERE!                                   
SEP 24     ALL DAY         HACK TEAM FORMATION AND WORK DAY

SEP 24      8:00 PM        TEAM + TOPIC SUBMISSION DEADLINE                                        
                                                         1 designated team member emails the names of all team members + chosen topic to [email protected].
                                                         Team number will be assigned upon receipt of email.
SEP 25       ALL DAY        HACKATHON WORK DAY                                        
                                                          Hackers can work remotely or work at The Hatchery, Emory Center for Innovation. The Hatchery has meeting                                                                 space for product ideation and makers' space. The Hatchery will be open from 10am - 6pm. Detailed                                                                               information regarding Hatchery resources is available here.
SEP 26       11:00 AM        SUBMISSION DEADLINE                                        
                                                          Teams will submit project via RocketJudge submission form.
SEP 27       2:00 PM         ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINALISTS                                 
                                                         Posted on this website and sent via email.
SEP 28       5:00 PM        ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNING TEAMS                                 
                                                         Posted on this website + on social media, and sent via email.
REGISTRATION
TEAM REQUIREMENTS
Teams must have students from BOTH Emory University + Georgia Tech to win prizes.
Teams must have 2-6 undergraduate or graduate students (summer 2021 grads are eligible).
TEAM FORMATION
Use SLACK or Google Team Finder (requests) or Hackers List (participant list that is updated daily) to connect with potential team members.
Submit team members + topic via email by Sep 24 @ 8 PM - [email protected]
INELIGIBLE FOR PARTICIPATION
Non-Emory or GT students 
Alumni (*exception: summer 2021 graduates)
1-person teams
REGISTRATION
Click on "Register" button at the top of this page.
Register as an individual.
School email address is REQUIRED.
HACKATHON FOCUS
Teams should develop product-based solutions to problems caused by extreme weather and natural disasters. Below are a list of potential issues and two videos describing problems hackers can address. However, this is by no means a comprehensive list of problems. Feel free to use these as a jumping off point, but don't let them limit your creativity and out-of-the-box thinking!

Air Quality/Air Pollution
Displacement/Shelters
Child and Maternal Health in Disaster Aftermath
Environmental Contamination/Exposure
Floods/Heat/Cold
Food Security/Insecurity
Missing People
Non-Communicable/Chronic Diseases
Power/Utilities
Vector-borne Diseases
Water-borne Diseases
Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH)

Child and Maternal Health
Dr. Rebecca Philipsborn outlines problems that natural disasters cause for children and mothers of young children.
Air Quality
Dr. Eri Saikawa describes the intersections of climate change, natural disasters, and air quality and the ramifications that natural disasters have on air quality. 
PROJECT SUBMISSION
DELIVERABLE
WHAT              Video showcasing solution + 1 sentence description
LENGTH           5 minutes max
CONTENT        No rules - present project however you think is best. Make sure to keep judging criteria in mind!
FORMAT          YouTube Link
JUDGING CRITERIA
MAGNITUDE OF PROBLEM/IMPACT PERTAINING TO EXTREME WEATHER/NATURAL DISASTERS
            Significance of problem

            Size of population likely to impact
            Priority of problem for population affected

MARKETABILITY
            Consumer appeal/business adoption

            Potential profitability
            Ease of product adoption

INNOVATION
            Creativity of solution
            Uniqueness
            Novelty 

VIABILITY
            Feasibility (to build, manufacture, deploy, finance)
            Practicality
            Confidence in design
            Clear pathway from prototype to product 

DELIVERY OF PITCH
            Clear, comprehensive explanation of details of problem and solution
            Engaging presentation
            Audience/judges understanding of problem and solution
HOW TO SUBMIT
Please submit your project here!
SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Sunday, September 26 @ 11 AM
PRIZES
1st Place:  $4,000 + Enrollment in CREATE-X Startup Launch
2nd Place: $3,000
3rd Place: $2,000
2 Honorable Mention: $500 each

CREATE-X STARTUP LAUNCH
CREATE-X Startup Launch helps students launch their projects from the idea stage (or beyond) into fully functioning and viable startups.
RESOURCES
  Use Slack to connect throughout the hackathon! Channels include:
#announcements                          All pertinent information released during the competition will be found here.  
#participants                                 Connect with other hackathon participants; can find teammates or ask questions.
#questions2host                            If you have any questions to the host that would be helpful for other participants, please post here.
#faq                                                 Answers to helpful questions will be stored here.
  Use the Google Team Finder and the Hackers List to find teammates! Remember, you must have both Emory + GT represented on your team.
 Information regarding different challenges that disasters present is available here
CONTACT US
For any questions not answered on this page, you may contact [email protected]

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