The hackathon began in the afternoon on Thursday, April 2 and ended at 11:59PM EST on Sunday, April 5 with 105 teams of volunteers. Many of the teams were cross-organizational, from the eight participating organizations, and devoted thousands of hours across four days towards developing solutions for the following challenges associated with COVID-19.
Watching this group come together as quickly as it did and seeing every individual volunteer their personal time to solve for these issues was incredible.
Sean Hennessy, Partner, Deloitte
We’re bringing our purpose of building a better working world to life to help Canadians manage the impact of COVID-19.
Jad Shimaly, Chairman & CEO, EY Canada
Technology plays a critical role in meeting the global challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Steven Astorino, IBM Canada Lab Director
The possibilities that arise when you pair amazing talent with the power of technology are inspiring.
Kevin Peesker, President, Microsoft Canada
The hackathon is a testament that together we can solve important problems for society.
Jason Boggs, National Consulting Leader, PwC Canada
We’re incredibly impressed with all the hackathon participants and the Consortium Team that led this effort.
Colm Sparks-Austin, Vice President, Capgemini Canada