COVID-19 global online hackathon

During these challenging times a team originating from Estonia is hosting a global online hackathon on 09 -12 April to build solutions for the socio-economic corona crisis and develop new ideas to increase resilience in the post-crisis world.

„The Global Hack“ online hackathon is expected to attract over 1 million participants from across the world, uniting both public and private sectors.

„This is a unique time when the whole world is fighting the same problem together. Online, with no borders, tech activists are building solutions in an epic rapid prototyping hackathon. It will be the biggest hackathon held, uniting humanity with purpose online at a time we are being separated physically,“  says Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia from 2006 to 2016.

Join the movement and register your idea here and join with our Facebook community here.


As we need innovation-minded public servants around the globe to join and get the most out of this movement, this is an invitation for you to participate.  We have organised the activities in 11 separate tracks, mostly focusing on the aspects of the post-crisis world. To jump in, just briefly describe your challenge and we will connect it to the hackers. A week from now it will be clear if and who has picked up your challenge. 

NOW – Time for governments to describe their challenges HERE.

April 6 to April 8 – time for hackers to browse and find your problem

April 9 to April 12 – time to hack this crisis apart!