View the Projects for the Hackathon
January 25-30, 2021 Students from the University of California, Irvine Paul
Merage School of Business took on the COVID-19 Hackathon Challenge.

View the projects from the COVID-19 Hackathon competition.

Team 10 - Vax the Nation
1st Place Best Modeling
$10,000 in Amazon Activate Credits

Harshal Vaza
Swathi Mudhelli
Mira Daya
Xueting (Lexi) Li

Our hackathon project was to help fight COVID-19 with social network theory. Our assumptions is that the R0 or reproduction number is above 1 and vaccination efforts aim to bring it below 1. The problem is that we must optimize and maximize vaccine readiness (willingness). This is important because the vaccine is limited in supply, high in holding cost, and very time sensitive. Our proposed solution is to identify individuals willing to get vaccinated, develop alert system to notify select individuals of vaccine availability, and maximize/optimize vaccine delivery to as many people as possible

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Team 8 - Project Wellness
2nd Place Best Idea / Innovation
$3,000 in Google Cloud Credits

Marianna Carini
Abishek Karimpuzha Devarajan
Azaan Barlas

Our project is about understanding and bringing awareness towards mental health in the COVID-19 crisis and during the pandemic. We feel that there is an importance now more than ever for those who need help to get it. Our awareness will come in the form of details about COVID, along with a positive view of mental health around the world.
Team 6 - Ready Now
3rd Place Best Visualization
$2,000 in Bubble Credits / $1,000 in Miro credits

Dylan Nguyen
Caesar Phan
Ping-Chun Liu
Edward Shih-Yu Chung
Kabeer Bahl

Overview: Using ML to identify real-time, actionable resources in local community, mainly food and clothing
Team 7 - Sentiment Analysis & Prediction of COVID19
Pei Liu
Yang Sheng
Bowen Yang

During the pandemic, social media platforms such as twitter and instagram play an important role in health agencies, government organizations, hospitals, and medical journals to disseminate information in a timely and up-to-date manner. On the other side, social media can also spread negative emotions or misinformation. By doing the sentiment analysis of information on social media based on big data, knowing people's attitudes towards covid-19, government and health agencies can take actions in advance. For example, a larger amount of covid vaccine can be provided for those states with an open attitude.In this project, we will do some data visualization of people's attitude and make prediction of people's emotion.
Team 9 - Health Alert
Chia-Jo Chen
Mariella Dela Cruz
Smitha Kannanaikkal

Health Alert is an early real-time detection of COVID-19's vaccine side-effects in various locations. The goal is to send immediate help to those in need, especially in areas affected by an outbreak.

This is a website or app which gathers text data from social platforms to send health alerts in their community. Website would provide a dashboard with real-time data to show how outbreaks are moving across different locations, severity of side-effects from vaccines or medications, and types of side-effects.

Our focus is to build a portfolio of words gathered from text data, then use NLP to help build an ML model that can predict urgency so that we can provide help to those in need when they need it.

Using big data, AI and machine learning to match help to those most in need
Data 360 will be utilizing its knowledge of combining big data, AI and machine learning to provide a fast matching service to get urgent, relevant and actionable help within 1, 5, 10, and 25 miles radius of the requestors area.
Providing traditional and non-traditional sources of income to those in need in their area
Building safe and secure online learning and helping teachers to provide high quality education.
Providing and improving access to health services and advice to families in need.
Helping in times of crisis like natural disaster, conflict and further disease outbreaks.
Centralized Database
Creating a centralized global resource for help built for the top 1,000 cities in the world
Government Innovation
Providing customized application services for innovating for government agencies
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About Data 360 and Data 360 Labs
The COVID19 Search is a part of Data 360 Labs, an operational unit of Data 360.

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Data 360 Labs is an online business incubator for startups, companies or departments in large corporations with under $10 million in revenue to help you make money creating apps, online stores, tech-enabled projects (for marketing, sales and HR) and custom tech enablement or software development using AI and machine learning. You have an idea, a new project, a new product or a digital campaign! We can help you make it for a super low cost.

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