The society - the professional association for Australia’s technology sector - says the hackathon will be administered by its Head of Data Science, Steve Nouri, with the event running until Saturday 11 April, so it doesn’t impact participants’ Easter Sunday.
The ACS says there are roles for participants, mentors, and administrators.
“We are looking for daring and innovative ideas to help Australia to flatten the curve and emerge stronger from the current difficult situation caused by the Coronavirus,” said ACS Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Johnson.
“For working prototypes, #flattenthecurvehack needs a strong, diverse community. That means people with very different perspectives and abilities. You do not need to be a programmer or hacker to contribute.”
The hackathon is open for participants, volunteers and challenges, with the ACS taking submissions on the challenges faced in the current pandemic by individuals and society from all areas of the community, and to be submitted through the #flattenthecurvehack website.
“Participants wanting to work together with others on a creative solution for a current challenge in the context of the COVID-19 crisis and make a meaningful contribution to society are also welcomed. The event is open to all, including motivated hackers, creatives, problem-solvers and developers,” the ACS said in a statement.
“Mentors wanting to join can also register through the website. ACS is looking for mentors from all sectors, particularly those with expertise in a range of fields including Design Thinking and Creativity Methods, IT, Data, Web Design and Multimedia, Business Modelling, Presentation and Pitching.
Registration for all roles and challenges in the hackathon are open now through flattenthecurvehack.acs.org.au and close on 9 April at 9.59am.