Victoria University of Wellington, School of Design, 139 Vivian Street
Health Hackathon winners announced!
Congratulations to the winning team "DBT Me" for their innovative app that supports clinicians in the mental health field.
Pictured here is Team Leader Registered Nurse Dion Howard from Capital & Coast DHB, with his enthusiastic team of collaborators.
Friday 26 June to Sunday 28 June 2015
Who should be there?
Software developers, clinicians, health sector managers, patients and anyone with an interest in healthcare technology. Hackathons bring together people with a wide range of skills from many different backgrounds, who would not usually get the opportunity to work together. You don’t need special technical skills to attend. If you wish to have fun while making a positive difference to the New Zealand health sector – come along. If you think you’ll be out of your comfort zone – come along. Everyone can make a positive contribution to a hackathon. And it's free. Tell your friends! Send them this poster.
We are looking for volunteers to help out during the weekend. Would you like to tweet, blog, take photographs or help on the registration desk? Email us to find out more.
What happens during the weekend?
The event opens with networking and tips on pitching at 6pm. After some (short) welcome speeches at 6.30pm anyone with an idea for a product or solution makes a 1 minute pitch and seeks team members. Teams form organically and work on solutions for the rest of the weekend. There are mentors available throughout the weekend to help out and offer advice. It's fun and you learn lots and make new contacts.
Do I have to be there all weekend?
No. It's up to you. You can attend for a few hours or for the entire weekend. Most team members attend the entire time but some don't - it depends what your role is within the team. Some mentors attend for a few hours on one day and others are available all weekend.
How is the winner chosen?
Each team has the opportunity to present their work on Sunday afternoon. We invite an expert judging panel to watch the presentations and to award prizes as they see fit, based on the judging criteria.
Who are the judges and mentors?
Experienced mentors and judges are volunteering their support to ensure the solutions developed are likely to succeed and make a meaningful impact on people’s health. You’ll get to connect with many experts. To see the list of judges and mentors click here.
Is there a prize?
There will be follow on support with a workshop by Akina Foundation and Navigator Limited for the winning team, and other teams that would like to see their solution implemented. In addition, one lucky hackathon participant will win an HP 8G2 tablet (16 GB) donated by Hewlett Packard. Plus a big thank you to IWantMyName for their donation of $500 so we can provide you with complimentary wine & beer on Sunday afternoon.
How can I support the hackathon?
The event is not-for-profit and free to attend so everything is done on a volunteer basis. We rely on our fabulous sponsors to make it possible. Most things (such as the venue and WIFI) are donated, but some items we need to pay for (such as catering). If you can help us then we’d love to hear from you. Perhaps you could offer us cash, prizes or you want to be a mentor. However you can support us, please email us.
Who owns the solutions?
No-one. Hackathons are an open source environment. Refer to our event terms and conditions for all the legal jargon about what this means for intellectual property. Being open source enables the event to have an open, transparent and altruistic atmosphere. It’s just a bunch of friendly people working together and learning from each other. Come along!
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