The Caring Challenge

Background

At this point in time, the Coronavirus is taking a heavy toll worldwide.

One of the most sensitive elements pertains to the effects that the Coronavirus is having on vulnerable population groups – the elderly, persons with a mobility disability, people who live on their own without a nuclear family, and other groups.

 

Social distancing and the restrictions imposed on movement in the public space require us, both as a city and as human beings, to mobilize and help them even with the simplest things – buying food, picking up medications, driving them to a doctor's appointment, and much more.The social services departments in every city have taken on the task, but we need help from the city's residents.

The Challenge Statement

Enlist the city's residents to help vulnerable population groups, both when it comes to meeting basic needs as well as higher needs – conversations / keeping someone company / keeping people active.

 

The proposed solution can involve extending assistance to the Municipality. For example: helping us reach every resident in need – because we certainly don't have the full picture of all the needs – or suggesting other things independent of the Municipality.

 

The solution can incorporate technology or be in the form of a concept / feasible idea.

The desired outcome is a process and the means required to extend assistance to residents in need who are now socially distanced due to the spread of the Coronavirus.

What should I submit?

An implementable idea; If the idea includes a tool – an illustration / prototype of the tool should be presented

Each team must submit these 3 items:

  • Working code or mock up of their product

  • A short document (1-pager) explaining their solution

  • 90-second video pitch

 

All of these must be submitted via Shawee platform until April 7th at 8 AM (TLV Time)

Who can participate?

  • Any creative individual

  • Computer mavens

  • Project managers

  • Systems analysts

  • Programmers

Judging Criteria

  • Feasibility - Proof of technological feasibility 

  • Time to market- Development speed 

  • Team- The team members ability to lead the product’s development 

  • Impact - The degree to which the solution impacts different population groups and the ability to replicate the idea for use by other cities in Israel and overseas.

Resources

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 

  • Will appear on the municipal dashboard that will be posted today – for illustration purposes, the number of residents who have mobility difficulties will be displayed.