Yeti LLC Hosts Virtual Hackathon to Pair Software Developers with Experts Combating Coronavirus

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Nationwide open source developers are coming together in this virtual hackathon to build solutions for the medical community and beyond.

...We realized there was something we could do to help out members of the medical community, government and other experts on the frontlines fighting the Coronavirus- and that’s volunteer our time and band together to do what we do best- develop cutting-edge technology.

Yeti, a design and development agency in San Francisco, has teamed up with several other experts in the medical community and beyond to host a virtual hackathon on April 25th and 26th to help build digital infrastructure for those on the front lines fighting the Coronavirus.

The entirely virtual event will be held over two days via Zoom conferencing. Winning ideas that can realistically be deployed will be paired with sponsors that will be able to help them develop their idea further.

“A fellow colleagues and I were talking when we came up with the idea,” said Yeti CEO, Tony Scherba. “While a lot of us designers and developers are sitting at home and feeling a bit powerless, we realized there was something we could do to help out members of the medical community, government and other experts on the frontlines fighting the Coronavirus -- and that’s volunteer our time and band together to do what we do best -- develop cutting-edge technology.”

The two day event will be structured as follows:

Saturday
12pm - Kickoff & Team Formation. You can join as a team or individual. If you are an individual who would like to be on a team, we will get you set up with one.
1pm - 3pm - Expert Presentations. We will have a panel of medical professionals and people working in government coordinating this response and other experts talking about the problems they are seeing to help inform the hacks.
3pm - Hackathon Begins - 100% virtual hackathon. We'll have experts available for breakout sessions and questions. Teams will have a way of checking in regularly.

Sunday
12pm - Submissions Due. All participants will remotely submit a quick submission form including screenshots and a description of their work.
12:30pm - Presentations and Demos. Teams will present their work and demo remotely.
Panel members will ask questions and give feedback.
2:30 pm- Winners Announced. Panel will decide on the winners.

To learn more about the event, please visit: https://hackthevirus.splashthat.com/.

Press Contact:
Melissa Leiter
melissa@yeti.co
207-701-1133

About Yeti: Yeti partners with industry-leading companies to research, design and develop innovative digital products. Out of our studio in San Francisco, we guide our clients through the product development process from strategy sessions and prototyping to producing ready-to-release mobile and web applications. We share our expertise in these areas through workshops, classes, and in-person developer training.

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