EconHacks 2021

The largest
economics hackathon.

February 13 - 14th

Welcome to EconHacks

EconHacks is a completely free 24 hours virtual hackathon that fosters hackers to solve problems in the field of economics. People from all over the world will gather around in the teams of 1-4 people and use code to solve some of the economic problems we are facing today, especially during this pandemic.

Beginner Friendly

All students are welcomed!
We have various videolists that will be distributed in our chat to enhance participants' skills and assist them throughout the hackathon

Network

Meet people from places all around the world!
Virtual hackathon allows you sit back at home and network with passionate hackers just like you!

Win prizes

Earn the reward for your hard work and get support from our sponsors to continue grow your project after this hackathon!

Learn & Explore

Gain insights and experience from guest speaker series! Our guest speakers have many years of experience in their field of expertise

Our Impact

23+

countries

$230,000

funding in prizepool

22+

sponsors

Schedule

All times are in Pacific Time

February 13th

12:00 PM

Opening Ceremony

EconHacks is offically starting!
We will be annoucing all our categories and important information during the ceremony.

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12:00 PM

Opening Ceremony

EconHacks is offically starting!
We will be annoucing all our categories and important information during the ceremony.

Image of Opening Ceremony

3:00 PM

"The Secret Sauce to Managing a Winning Team" - Angela Bee Chan

Angela Bee Chan will go through what is a Hackathon, how you should approach Hackathons in an effective way, the secret sauce to managing a winning team

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3:00 PM

"The Secret Sauce to Managing a Winning Team" - Angela Bee Chan

Angela Bee Chan will go through what is a Hackathon, how you should approach Hackathons in an effective way, the secret sauce to managing a winning team

Image of "The Secret Sauce to Managing a Winning Team" - Angela Bee Chan

5:00 PM

"How to build a Cloud-Connected AR/VR App in 15 Minutes or Less" - Koren Grinshpoon

Workshop participants will learn how to create real-time cloud-connected augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) apps using the echoAR platform.

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5:00 PM

"How to build a Cloud-Connected AR/VR App in 15 Minutes or Less" - Koren Grinshpoon

Workshop participants will learn how to create real-time cloud-connected augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) apps using the echoAR platform.

Image of "How to build a Cloud-Connected AR/VR App in 15 Minutes or Less" - Koren Grinshpoon

7:00 PM

Monica de Bolle

Monica de Bolle, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics since January 2017, is adjunct lecturer and former director for Latin American studies and emerging markets at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Named as "Honored Economist" in 2014 by the Order of Brazilian Economists for her contributions to the Brazilian policy debate, de Bolle focuses on macroeconomics, foreign exchange policy, monetary and fiscal policy, trade and inequality, financial regulation, and capital markets.

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7:00 PM

Monica de Bolle

Monica de Bolle, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics since January 2017, is adjunct lecturer and former director for Latin American studies and emerging markets at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Named as "Honored Economist" in 2014 by the Order of Brazilian Economists for her contributions to the Brazilian policy debate, de Bolle focuses on macroeconomics, foreign exchange policy, monetary and fiscal policy, trade and inequality, financial regulation, and capital markets.

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9:00 PM

"Covid-19 and the Economy" - Daniel Prinz

Daniel Prinz will be going through the Covid-19 and the Economy, as regards to what happened and what can governments utilize policies to produce greatest outcome.

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9:00 PM

"Covid-19 and the Economy" - Daniel Prinz

Daniel Prinz will be going through the Covid-19 and the Economy, as regards to what happened and what can governments utilize policies to produce greatest outcome.

Image of "Covid-19 and the Economy" - Daniel Prinz

11:00 PM

"Wharton's Consultant Talks about her Experience" - Yifan Zhou

Yifan Zhou will talk about life at Wharton, her life as a consultant, and the importance of business knowledge at a young age.

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11:00 PM

"Wharton's Consultant Talks about her Experience" - Yifan Zhou

Yifan Zhou will talk about life at Wharton, her life as a consultant, and the importance of business knowledge at a young age.

Image of "Wharton's Consultant Talks about her Experience" - Yifan Zhou

Themes

To be announced during opening ceremony

Speakers & Judges

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Daniel Prinz

Daniel Prinz is a PhD student in Health Policy and Economics at Harvard University and a PhD Scholar in Harvard's Program in Inequality and Social Policy. He also works as a consultant at the World Bank's Jobs Group, analyzing the labor market impacts of COVID-19. His research interests are in health economics, public economics, and labor economics.

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Monica de Bolle

Monica de Bolle, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics since January 2017, is adjunct lecturer and former director for Latin American studies and emerging markets at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Named as "Honored Economist" in 2014 by the Order of Brazilian Economists for her contributions to the Brazilian policy debate, de Bolle focuses on macroeconomics, foreign exchange policy, monetary and fiscal policy, trade and inequality, financial regulation, and capital markets.

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Angela Bee Chan

Angela Bee Chan is the Founder and CEO of Hackathons International. Hackaus aims to educate and create the changemakers of tomorrow. She has participated, mentored, organized and supported almost 500 Hackathons over the past decade. Previously Angela has worked closely with global IT companies and was the Head of Innovation at Schneider Electric Pacific. In her spare time right now, she is #isobaking and enjoys hiking.

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Koren Grinshpoon

Koren Grinshpoon was a Columbia graduate currently the founder & COO of EchoAR. He is building a cloud platform for augmented reality (AR) apps with the world's best AR-first content management system (CMS) and delivery network (CDN) to help companies scale their AR solutions.

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Dave Bell

Dave Bell is the Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer of Hackathons International where its purpose is to educate and create the changemakers of tomorrow. He gets a buzz out of helping bring their ideas to life through mentoring and judging of hackathons. He has organised several large corporate hackathons in his role at Telstra as Innovation Lead - Labs and Hackathons. He is living the #isolife right now, with lots of playtime with his daughter.

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Yifan Zhou

Yifan Zhou is a recent graduate from the Wharton School of Business and a consultant at Bain and Company and has launched her own startup, BETA camp, a technology and business camp aimed at helping teenagers with their own startups. In her talk, she will talk about life at Wharton, her life as a consultant, and the importance of business knowledge at a young age. She will be one of our panelists!

FAQ

WHAT IS A HACKATHON?

A hackathon is an event where people gather around for a period of time and work with others to develop projects that helps the society.

WHERE WILL THIS HACKATHON BE HOSTED?

EconHacks 2021 will be hosted virtually on Discord.
More details to be announced!

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

It is 100% free!

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Any students with a passion of economics and technology!

WHAT CAN I MAKE?

Anything in your preference! Notice that if it is a real life product participants should note it and make specific explanation during submission

DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO CODE?

Nope! We have various workshops throughout the hackathon to enhance your coding skills. Additionally, people with economics knowledge could help with other parts of the team other than coding!

Sponsors

Sponsor our hackathon!

View our prospectus to get more information about our hackathon,
sponsorship tiers & more.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit — all donations are tax-deductible!

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