Pipedrive is joining forces with over a million people across the world to solve challenges related to COVID-19 at The Global Hack, the biggest virtual hackathon ever held from 9 to 12 of April. CTO Sergei Anikin was elected one of the lead mentors to 300 teams in the education track, developing future solutions for teaching and learning.
Sergei Anikin, CTO of Pipedrive, said that in spite of the current difficulties, the decision to support such a large-scale global effort came fast for Pipedrive. “COVID-19 is a global problem that affects all of us and we have to fight against it globally. We all want the crisis to end as fast and with the smallest possible damages. I am positive that these 3,300 international teams at the global hackathon will come up with top-notch solutions that alleviate the severe social and economic issues we are facing today and will have after the immediate crisis is over.”
The Global Hack has 12 tracks inspired by the UN sustainability goals: arts and creativity, crisis response, economy, education, environment, governance, empowerment, health and wellness, media and entertainment, mental health, solidarity in action, and work. Each of the tracks have world-class inspiration leads, starting with Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, Toomas Henrik Ilves, former president of Estonia, Steve Jurvetson, Board Member of SpaceX and Tesla, public health specialist Khaliya Aga Khan, and co-founder of LinkedIn Reid Hoffman.
In addition to inspiration leads, every track has hands-on lead mentors, who guide the mentors of the track. Pipedrive CTO Sergei Anikin will be leading the mentors of the education track. “As a father of three, I can tell from my own experience that shutting down schools has caused an enormous burden on teachers, students, schools as well as parents who have to find means to support home-schooling. I am excited to contribute to developing tools for teachers and students that are effective and easy to use during this new normal.”
Besides Anikin, a number of Pipedrive’s top managers have signed up as mentors, including Martti Kuldma, VP of Engineering, who will serve as a team mentor for work track, and Janis Rozenblats, VP of Product, who has signed up as a response mentor.
The Global Hack is a global initiative which unites the Hack the Crisis movement and the 40+ hackathons put on in the framework of this movement. The core initiative comes from enthusiasts at Garage 48, Accelerate Estonia, and Guaana, who organized the very first hackathon in just six hours from 13 to 15 of March in Estonia.
The hackathon will take place from 9 to 12 April. The participants have 48 hours to collaborate and build a solution within their tracks. The prize pool for the best ideas will be at least € 120,000.
Founded in 2010, Pipedrive is the first CRM platform developed from the salesperson's point of view. Today, Pipedrive is used by sales teams at more than 90,000 companies worldwide. Pipedrive is the top-rated CRM and has offices in Dublin; Lisbon; London; New York; Prague; Riga, Latvia; Tampa/St. Pete; and Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia. Learn more at Pipedrive.com.