Thanks for participating in our hackathon! We are very excited to work with you.

All hackathon participants must work on a hack related to our challenge topic. Participants are encouraged to work in teams of 3 - 6. We have agreed to evaluate each project as a candidate for continued development, and may build upon hacks after the conclusion of the hackathon. Promising projects will be pitched for further development for Doctors Without Borders' A Fair Shot Campaign:, encouraging Pfizer & GSK to lower the price of the pneumonia vaccine. 

On Sunday afternoon, each team will have 5 miuntes to present/demo your project, followed by 3 minutes of Q&A.

By participating, you understand that MSF-USA does not endorse hacking or any other illegal activities. As such, the “Hackathon” is an event designed to create a legal tool that uses publicly available information for advocacy purposes, and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Code of conduct:

Our hackathon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of the following.
  • gender
  • gender identity and expression
  • age
  • sexual orientation
  • disability
  • physical appearance
  • body size
  • race
  • ethnicity
  • nationality
  • religion
  • previous hackathon attendance or lack of
  • computing experience or lack of
  • chosen programming language or tech stack
We do not tolerate harassment of hackathon participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any hackathon venue, this includes the following.
  • hacks
  • talks, presentations, or demos
  • workshops
  • any parties associated to the hackathon
  • social media
  • any other online media
Hackathon participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon without a refund (if applicable) at the discretion of the hackathon organisers.