MIT’s COVID-19 Challenge ‘Beat the Pandemic’ Virtual Hackathon
Co-Director of the MIT COVID-19 Challenge and Resident in Pathology at The Mount Sinai Hospital Freddy Nguyen talks to BCGDV Partner and Managing Director Nate Beyor about the recent MIT Beat the Pandemic Hackathon.
At the beginning of April BCGDV partnered with MIT on their virtual hackathon series ‘Beat the Pandemic’ as part of their COVID-19 challenge. DV’ers from all over the world took part in the 48 hour virtual hackathon that aimed to tackle the most critical problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Co-Director of the ‘COVID-19 Challenge’, Freddy Nguyen, sat down (remotely) with BCGDV Partner, Nate Beyor after the event. They discussed the origin story of the hackathon series and Freddy explained how he mobilized 4500 brilliant minds from 96 countries to apply to take part. They also touch on how this global crisis has accelerated innovation at an incredible speed and examine how some of these changes may play a part long after this crisis has ended.
Check out Nate’s catch up with Freddy below.