LauzHack Against COVID-19 is a 72h online hackathon dedicated to fighting the coronavirus crisis.

Come lend a hand! During the hackathon, you will work on an impactful idea, get help from mentors, and create an open-source prototype. You can come up with your own idea, or work on an existing one.

To win this fight, we need people with a variety of backgrounds and skill sets.

With the help of EPFL, we will then support people who want to turn their prototypes into production-quality projects.

Check out our list of resources and ideas!

For more information, please refer to our website or email us at info[at]lauzhack[dot]com.


Anyone can participate, not just students. Sign up here.

You can also participate as a mentor, to help others in your area of expertise, or as a partner.


We will have four deadlines in order to make sure that you are on track during the hackathon! All submissions will be done through DevPost.

Project ideas (optional) : Friday, April 3rd at 20h

For those mentors or participants interested in proposing a project, we invite you to submit those proposals through DevPost with the following information:

  1. Title (please include PROPOSAL in the name)
  2. Problem / solution statement (a few sentences)
  3. Skills / competencies needed (e.g. data scientist, epidemiologist, biologist, etc)
  4. Video (optional but highly recommended!)

Registering team and project : Saturday, April 4th at 12h

By this time, you should have formed your teams and started thinking about what problem you will tackle. We ask that you provide the following information:

  1. Title 
  2. Problem / solution statement (a few sentences)

If you are missing certain skills, we suggest putting "HELP WANTED" in your title and listing those desired skills in the project description.

First pitch : Sunday, April 5th at 12h

At this point, we are interested in seeing what you have come up with so far! This will provide an opportunity for mentors to offer their feedback. What you need to do:

  1. Add a video (max two minutes) to your submission.
  2. Update any info in your project description or teammate list.

Final submission : Monday, April 6th at 16h

The final stretch! By this time, all of your work should be on DevPost. That could include:

  1. GitHub repository
  2. Write-up or slides
  3. External link(s)

We also ask that each team, submit a new video (max two minutes) describing their final output.

For those students using this weekend to come up with an SHS project or semester project, we recommend writing a one-page proposal that you can validate with your professor / section head.

Hackathon Sponsors


First Place - Popular Vote

Second Place - Popular Vote

Third Place - Popular Vote

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


A qualified panel of judges

A qualified panel of judges

Judging Criteria

  • Impact
  • Feasibility
  • Originality

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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