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Hack The Outbreak - My Experience

Introduction

On the 15th of May 2020 we held our first ever Online Hackathon! Organized by Bibi Othmani, our Global Developer Relations Manager, the idea for this hackathon was to bring everyone together in a time where we all find ourselves so far apart. The hackathon was coined ‘Hack The Outbreak’ and was a fully-online, people-focused event designed to bring Zebras together from all parts of the business (not only developers/engineers) to use their diverse skills to collaborate, brainstorm and explore anti-crisis ideas for the world to overcome challenges associated with health pandemics, and in particular, Covid-19.