Vocareum Join Forces with GCRC, AWS, NIH and Cornell at the Global COVID-19 Relieft Coalition Hackaton 2020

Vocareum virtual lab platform provide teams with managed access to AWS-sponsored services and in-kind credits

San Jose, CA. April 16, 2020/PR Newswire/ – Vocareum, an education technology software company, today announced that the company is making their virtual lab environments available to the Global COVID-19 Relief Coalition (GCRC) Hackathon (https://hackathon.gogcrc.org/), led by scientists and entrepreneurs at Cornell University, Stanford University Healthcare Innovation Lab, and RoundGlass, and in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The Global COVID-19 Relief Coalition is a federally approved 501 c 3 public charity and is a project of The Giving Back Fund. The GCRC Hackathon is crowdsourcing solutions from people globally in an effort to help develop and deploy technology that could help address the novel coronavirus pandemic and mitigate its effects. Through this collaborative effort, Vocareum and GCRC will be offering hackathon teams with support and technology to prototype, test, and implement their solutions on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. AWS is funding this activity with $180,000 towards in-kind credits.

“The GCRC Hackathon serves as a conduit to connect people with different skills and talent to create meaningful solutions to aid in the fight against COVID-19. Vocareum is playing a key role in making this possible,” said Ami Stuart, Tech Events Manager at Entrepreneurship at Cornell, who is leading the hackathon effort. Vocareum’s platform streamlines the management of teams, distribution of AWS accounts, and managing of the AWS credits that power idea from hackathon teams.

“Vocareum is honored to be working with innovators from AWS, Cornell, the Stanford Healthcare Innovation Lab, and the rest of the GCRC community to help win against this pandemic,” said Sanjay Srivastava, CEO of Vocareum. “This is a clear and inspiring example of how our collective creativity and intelligence, vast and unparalleled resources, and drive to succeed can come together to help defeat COVID-19.”

To learn more about this Hackathon and get involved, please visit https://hackathon.gogcrc.org/.


Vocareum offers a cloud lab platform built specifically for training, research, and assessment. The overall architecture combines cost-effective compute, powerful assessment capability, and integration into various learning and research workflows.  Trusted by top tier universities, online MOOCs, and industry partners, our platform capabilities include resource management, collaboration, grading automation, plagiarism detection, and peer reviews for improved course and project management, assessment efficiency, and user engagement. To learn more about Vocareum, please visit www.vocareum.com.

The Giving Back Fund

The Giving Back Fund is a national nonprofit organization that encourages and facilitates charitable giving by professional athletes, celebrities, high net worth individuals, existing nonprofit organizations, corporations, and others who truly desire to give back. We provide philanthropic consulting, management, and administrative services while operating as a flexible, convenient vehicle for establishing individual foundations and fiscally sponsored projects under a governance structure like that of a community foundation. By offering a straightforward and cost-effective approach to philanthropy, high-level expertise and professional services, and carefully targeted giving opportunities. The Giving Back Fund helps those who want to give back to society and to the communities that have nurtured them.


For questions relating to the hackathon, please contact gogcrc@gmail.com

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