about 3 years ago

Final Event Videos

Hello CGH2.0 community,


These are the finalists' 5 minute pitches on YouTube, as presented last Tuesday:

  • CareCards - fun, interactive psychological tests
  • Big & Mini - social connection for seniors (bigs) and young adults (minis)
  • OpenABA - remote-first ABA treatment


If you would like to watch the full event (including pitches), you can do so here.


We would like to thank you all for using your superpowers for good. If you'd like to explore other ways to do that, check out these hackathons:

Hack for NF

Oct 2nd - Nov 13th


The Children’s Tumor Foundation…

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about 3 years ago

RSVP for Today's Event: Mental Health Tech in 2020

Hello teams!

It's not too late to RSVP for the hackathon's final event, Mental Health Tech in 2020 at 1pm PDT.

Event link: bit.ly/MHTech2020


During the event, you'll hear from: 

  • CareCards: a collection of card-based, interactive psychological tests that help people learn more about their emotional state
  • Big & Mini: a nonprofit that created an online platform to connect seniors (Bigs) with young people (Minis) to share life lessons, experiences, and stories
  • OpenABA: a telehealth tool for childhood autism therapists

These teams will be part of a larger conversation on how startups are responding to mental health…

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about 3 years ago

Final Event: Teams Announced

Hello CGH2.0 Community,

We’ve selected three top teams to present at our final event, Mental Health Tech in 2020 to be held on September 8th at 1pm PT/4pm ET



We spent over a month reviewing every project submission, following up with team leads, and advising a small number of participants. After careful consideration and recommendations from mentors, the following teams will be featured during Tuesday’s event: 

  • Big & Mini: a nonprofit that created an online platform to connect seniors (Bigs) with young people (Minis) to share life lessons, experiences, and

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over 3 years ago

Job, Grant, and Fellowship Opportunities

Hi all!

Between now and the end of August, we want to use this time to share job, grant, and fellowship opportunities that may be of interest to you.

Due to the pandemic, we know that people are navigating personal and professional transitions. Our hope is that this channel will serve as a resource for those in search of new opportunities.

To view these listings on Slack:

  • Click the '+' next to Channels and select #3-opportunities, OR
  • Use this link to join

PLEASE NOTE: Unless stated otherwise, we’re simply the messenger in sharing what we've come across within our…

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over 3 years ago

Project Updates

Hello Teams! 

We’ve learned so much through your submissions and follow-up conversations over the past couple of weeks. We’re currently working closely with select projects that we expect to highlight and may include additional teams at a later date as our bandwidth permits.

If we haven’t contacted your team, fear not. Here are a few resources to support your progress:

  • Help with COVID: Find volunteers, join forces with existing projects, or learn about opportunities. Many teams have found volunteers quickly on this platform.
  • Founder Grants: Fund your startup without giving up equity.
  • Lead co-organizer, Danny Friday, will be

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over 3 years ago

Review ongoing

Hello everyone,

It's been a little over 2 weeks since COVID Global Hackathon 2.0 ended. We are thrilled about some of the projects that you have submitted, and our review team is hard at work at ensuring every project gets a fair amount of attention.

We are using DevPost messages to communicate Demo Day decisions. Please keep an eye out for any DevPost messages that our review team sends you. If we ask a question, please be sure to respond as quickly as possible.

Also, if you haven't already, please make sure you fill out the survey. The survey…

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over 3 years ago

An Update on Hackathon Submissions

Hi teams,

Thanks to everyone who completed the survey last week! If you haven’t gotten around to it, it’s not too late to share your feedback. The survey will close in 24 hours.

We want to provide a brief update on what’s going on behind-the-scenes:

  • We’re still reviewing project submissions and will continue to reach out to teams directly.
  • Final teams will be selected and notified by Friday, July 31st.
  • Once the review process has ended, we’ll share resources with all teams to support your work as you move forward. 
  • For those who inquired: in the spirit of collaboration

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over 3 years ago

Your Voice Matters: Share it!

Hey Teams,

We want to build on learnings from this event and provide more opportunities for our growing community to connect and propose much-needed solutions to social challenges and mental health issues related to COVID-19.

In order to do so, we need your feedback. Please fill out this brief survey within 24 hours and tell us about your experience: Click here to go to the survey <3 It'll take just 2 to 3 minutes!

Your contribution to CGH2.0 is valuable to us, so thank you all again.
 While the Hackathon may be over, there's still more coming—stay tuned!


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over 3 years ago

Updated Submission Deadline

Hey hackers,

We've received a lot of emails indicating issues with submitting close to the deadline, so we've extended it by an additional 24 hours.

Hope this helps. We will begin our review process and reach out to selected projects next week.

Be sure your project includes a video - this helps us understand your product a lot!


The COVID-19 Global Hackathon 2.0 Team

over 3 years ago

Final Event This Sunday

Hello Teams!

This Sunday, the hackathon closes out with the final event of the week, the Capstone, which will showcase just a few examples how your superpowers have manifested over this past week.

What: CGH 2.0 Closing Ceremonies (Calendar Invite)

When: Sunday, July 12th, 1pm PDT

Where: Zoom Link

It’s been a week since Justin Kan & 7 Cups, Dennis Crowley, HelpWithCovid & Deed, #Quaranteam, ShockTalk, and the Jericho Project gave us examples of how to use our superpowers for good. It’s crazy to think how that was just a week ago. Since

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over 3 years ago

Important Submission Update - Home Stretch

Hi Teams! 

We’re in the final days of the Hackathon and we’re excited to learn more about the projects you’ve been working on!

BY MONDAY, JULY 13th @ 12 AM PDT (JULY 13th @ 3 AM EDT / 7 AM GMT): 

  • Submit your completed project in Devpost.
  • Include a 2-minute video that explains or demos your project. This is optional but *highly suggested* in order to receive support from mentors after the Hackathon. Loom.com is a useful tool for this. 

If you’ve already submitted a project on Devpost, we’ve added a few *NEW* submission questions and encourage you to

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over 3 years ago

July 7th Check-in

Hey all,

We really want to make sure everyone and their ideas are visible to mentors. That allows us to see what you're working on and see how we can help.

Throughout today, Danny, Phaedra, Rick, Urvi, and Bill will be checking the channels associated with each idea. If you would like mentorship, we would like you to post a message to your channel indicating:

  • Your idea (a link to the idea board is sufficient, add an idea here)
  • Your teammates (if you're alone and looking for a team, indicate that as well)
  • What your biggest need is today…

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over 3 years ago

Meet & Greets July 7th!

Tomorrow is ICEBREAKER DAY. Office hours are cancelled, and instead, there will be two icebreaker events for you to meet your other participants and mentors:

This is your opportunity to make connections, ask questions, and build teams. Watch for updates in #announcements in Slack and a calendar invite in your inbox.

Have questions? Reach out to us in Slack #0-help.

over 3 years ago


Hello everyone!

We are so excited to help you build incredible things this week. We’re delighted to share what’s been going on:


  • If you’re new to the hackathon, be sure to check out the field guide and introduce yourself in Slack!






    • We have 3 office hours scheduled for tomorrow.


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over 3 years ago

Keynote is less than 24 hours away!

Kickoff is on Sunday, July 5th: join us at 10am PT/1pm ET for our Keynote. Can’t make it? Don’t worry! The whole Keynote event will be recorded and shared to give you the insider information. TUNE IN HERE!

Special guests include: 


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over 3 years ago


Welcome to the COVID-19 Global Hackathon 2.0: Social & Mental Health!

If you do one thing, it is this: check out the hackathon field guide.

Check out some resources which will begin your crazy adventure.

  1. Idea Board is a place to discover ideas to work on. If your vision isn’t represented, add your idea here to start attracting interest and collaborators.
  2. Mentor Board is a place to see all mentors/domain experts available
  3. Participant Board helps identify teammates and identify people to ask for help. Fill out your Participant Profile first.
  4. Calendar of events during the hackathon. Subscribe to it…

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over 3 years ago

We Fight Against the Night: #buildforCOVID

Hey Hackers!

We are not your usual hackathon. We are creating a community of people focused on building a future that’s far better than the one we seem to be heading toward. To that end, we want to encourage you to see this community as a collaborative one where we’re all helping each other as much as we can. Share ideas and resources and find ways to contribute wherever you can. 

This hackathon IS FOR YOU, whether you know it or not. In order to build products that matter, we need hackers, designers, dreamers, community organizers, and so many more.

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over 3 years ago

[1 day remaining] JUSTIN KAN & DENNIS CROWLEY will kick off CGH 2.0 on Sunday @ 10 AM PDT



Hey hackers!

We have some exciting updates about COVID Global Hackathon 2.0.


We have some BIG news: This Sunday, July 5, we're kicking off the CGH2.0 speaker series with a bang. Join us from 10 AM PDT / 1 PM EDT until noon / 2 PM for a roundtable featuring:

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over 3 years ago

[4 days remaining] COVID Global Hackathon 2.0


Hey all!

1. We have brought on some new mentors today, and they are on Slack now. Check out their profiles, and don't hesitate to reach out with questions!

2. If you need a team, please reach out to me on Slack (@friday) and I will help you out!

The News

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