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.
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.
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 LETTERHERE!
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.
Non-Emory or GT students Alumni (*exception: summer 2021 graduates) 1-person teams
Click on "Register" button at the top of this page. Register as an individual. School email address is REQUIRED.
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.
Dr. Eri Saikawa describes the intersections of climate change, natural disasters, and air quality and the ramifications that natural disasters have on air quality.
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
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
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.