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Accenture Social Impact Challenge: Prize & Information

The Accenture Social Impact Challenge at Tech Crunch Disrupt SF tasks you with building an app that helps improve the lives of those affected after a catastrophic disaster. In an emergency, such as an Earthquake, Hurricane, Tornado, Tsunami, or Wildfire, your neighbors may be the first to help.

1. Victims need a way to request support and indicate urgency of the situation
2. Rescuers need an integrated communications channel to locate victims
3. Dispatchers need to triage victims and assign appropriate resources
4. Shelter Operators need to direct victims to open capacity and request volunteers and supplies

$5,000 will be given to the top team that utilizes existing APIs in conjunction with any other technology of their choice to create a first in class solution.

About Accenture: Accenture is a leading global professional services company providing a range of strategy, consulting, digital, technology & operations services and solutions.

Where do I find Accenture at Disrupt? How do I contact you?
Stop by Accenture's table during the event to learn more. We will have Design Thinking Artifacts from an event we hosted in Chicago earlier this week to assist with the UI/UX component of your hack ! Reach me at dujon.smith@accenture.com or here on DevPost.

View This Deck: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bhnnqn0a9al3cue/Tech%20Crunch%20Hackathon.pdf?dl=0


Judging Criteria:

1. Innovation / Ambition
2. User Interface / User Experience
3. Overall Quality
4. Quality of Pitch / Impact

Innovation / Ambition
● Was the idea unique, or a different take on an existing/similar app?
● What was added to the app that made it special or more useful?
● Was the idea behind the app ambitious? Creative?
● How well did the app execute upon the theme/category chosen?

User Interface / User Experience
● Does the UI of the app look professional/fun, or is it sloppy?
● Is the app easy to use?
● Does the workflow of the app make sense, is it intuitive?
● Victims- Post location, Status, Number of people, etc
● Rescuers- Post location, Capability
● Dispatchers- is there a location based sorting so each dispatcher manages a specific city or region of the city, how easy is it to share information across organizations
● Command and control- are there multiple communication channels for rescues, supplies
● Evacuation points- can evacuation points be established
● Shelters- can shelter locations, capacity and needs be provided
● Supplies- can supply depots and basic needs inventory (food, clothing, water) be posted
● Updates- are terrain updates available and can features (boat launching sites)
● Data Refresh- does the system contact victims hourly to confirm/update status

Overall Quality
● Does the app work completely from start to finish?
● How many and how severe were any bugs encountered?
● Was anything in the app that wasn’t fully implemented, like a useless button that was supposed to
do something?
● Did the team scope their app’s features well given the time frame of the Hackathon?
● How quickly can the application be “turned on” for use.

Quality of Pitch / App Impact
● Does the app solve the core problem of improving the lives of those affected after a catastrophic disaster?
● Was the team able to explain their idea and what the app actually did?

Fill out this form if your team is participating: https://goo.gl/forms/d3z3MCi3K5fZeAIB3

-Dujon, Accenture


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