[Corpora-List] CALL FOR HACKATHON PARTICIPATION - Help stop the effects of COVID-19 @ #bitsxlaMarató hackathon!

Salvador Lima salvador.limalopez at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 09:46:55 CET 2020

Would you like to participate in an event full of ideas and challenges, in a creative environment and for a good cause? Do you want to join forces to stop the effects of COVID-19?

#*bitsxlaMarató, *a hackathon for contributing to *La Marató de TV3 <https://www.ccma.cat/tv3/marato/en/2020/250/>*, a public Catalan charity effort, is organised by the *Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB) <https://www.fib.upc.edu/en>*, *Hackers at upc <http://hackersatupc.org/>* (organisers of *HackUPC <http://hackupc.com/>*) and the *Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC) <http://www.bsc.es/>*, which come together to fight COVID-19. After a first edition held last year focusing on rare diseases, *we are joining forces to stop the effects of COVID-19*. Full of creativity, health and technology, where teachers, researchers and any professional from the fields of health and technology (but also from other areas!) will work as a team, for 3 days (18th-20th December) in a row, online. Together, we will develop and look for solutions to face all the challenges posed by COVID-19. Participation can go from being a member of a team in order to propose a solution to a challenge, to being a mentor that helps teams to achieve a good solution.

*This Marathon concerns everyone! Do not even think about missing it!*

*Still open, join us at:*

*https://www.fib.upc.edu/en/la-marato <https://www.fib.upc.edu/en/la-marato>*

Five different tracks are proposed, including one called "Looking for similar patients: the AI Doctor House conquers severe COVID-19!" about using text similarity techniques to group similar clinical case texts.

The Hackathon will also include training talks that are a must to attend! Besides, we hope to have very interesting guided activities! During the last day of the Hackathon, the teams will make the presentations and demonstrations of the solutions as well as proposals for solutions obtained to the challenges set out the first day.

Now listen up! There will be (symbolic) prizes! In addition, a prize for the best project for each challenge as well!, even though *all the solutions and donations for the TV3 Marathon will be prizes by themselves for the millions of people affected! All of them will be grateful for it!* -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 3945 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://mailman.uib.no/public/corpora/attachments/20201216/d14d8eb3/attachment.txt>

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