Submission Requirements

Submissions must include the full name of the participant(s), a write up explaining the problem the submission is solving, how it is solving it, the impact the solution can have, and how it can be brought to life and how it fulfills each criterion from the Judging Criteria. 

The submissions should include a working code package, prototype quality is OK, as long as it has a proposal of next steps explaining how to drive to completion. 

The “working code package” can include a working command line or GUI executable. It can also be a fully trained machine learning model with some adjacent artifacts showing the performance of the model, and sample data that can be used to do inference against to illustrate the purpose of the model. The package can also include reports and/or visualizations that illustrate an analysis that solves a specific problem. In this last case, there should be a plan on how to take the analysis and convert it into a process or working system that can be productionalized. 

It is encouraged to provide a link to a video that demonstrates the working solution.

Any and all tech stacks are welcome, but we encourage teams to build on tech stacks that are easy to scale and commonly used. Any necessary supplementary files, such as installation files or instructions, should be included with the submission as a single file or a zip. 

Rights & Display

The intellectual property rights for all submission will remain under the sole or joint ownership of their inventor(s). Neither Lumiata, nor any of the affiliated entities with the Lumiata COVID-19 Global AI Hackathon will make any claim to ownership of Submissions. Lumiata strongly encourages participants to open source their submissions so that the broader community benefits from it, and further contributes to the evolution of the project. 

Code of Conduct

We expect all participants to follow high ethical standards. Show respect to all participants, attempt collaboration before conflict, and refrain from demeaning comments.

This is a harassment-free event for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity, and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. If you're aware of any harassment, please report it immediately to event organizers. 


Void where prohibited or restricted by law, and void in countries/regions under sanctions by the United States, including Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.