This year bitsxlaMarató, a hackathon for contributing to La Marató de TV3, a public Catalan charity effort, is organised by the Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB), Hackers@UPC (organisers of HackUPC) and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC), which come together to fight COVID-19. After a first edition focused on rare diseases, we are joining forces to stop the effects of COVID-19. Full of creativity, health and technology, where teachers, researchers and any professional from the fields of health and technology (but also from other areas!) will work as a team, for 3 days in a row, online. Together, they will develop and look for solutions to face all the challenges posed by COVID-19.

The Hackathon will include training talks that are a must to attend! Besides, we hope to have very interesting guided activities! During the last day of the Hackathon, the teams will make the presentations and demonstrations of the solutions as well as proposals for solutions obtained to the challenges set out the first day.

Hackathon Sponsors


100 in prizes

Challenge: Clinical-microbiological characterisation of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the paediatric age

20€ to use on Amazon for each team member

Challenge: COVIDTracking-Primary Health Care Centres: Help the front line of medical care!

20€ to use on Amazon for each team member

Challenge: Covid-Tracking on Campus!

20€ to use on Amazon for each team member

Challenge: Looking for similar patients: the AI Doctor House conquers severe COVID-19!

20€ to use on Amazon for each team member

Challenge: Do you have COVID-19 cough? Help distinguishing which type of cough you have

20€ to use on Amazon for each team member

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Organizing team

Organizing team

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem that the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
  • Challenge resolution
    Is the idea solving the challenge proposed? Would it be possible to use this project to help the challenge proposed?

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