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2016 Hackathon - Auckland
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Health Hackathon - Solving Self-Care
6pm 18th March to 4pm 20th March 2016

University of Auckland,Tamaki Innovation Campus


(Sponsored by HiNZ)

Hackathon winner announced

And the winner is...Project Bump!


The group was led by Kate Bukowski, with team members Silvia Stroie, Anthony Hamilton, Zahra Alshalah, Glenda Light, Khin San San Kyaw and Thomas Glynn.

Project Bump is a website-based learning tool, which can also be downloaded as an app, for mothers admitted to hospital before or after giving birth. Auckland DHB's strategy portfolio manager for women's and child health information management, Kate Bukowski, came up with the idea. Ms Bukowski's team overcame a limitation with pregnancy leaflets, which cannot improve or measure health literacy. They came up with a solution to have a web-based, mobile-friendly platform which creates an "immersive experience" for mothers.


Bump is an interactive alternative to pregnancy information leaflets, allowing mothers to read all the information contained in these leaflets online. Mothers can also watch videos and click on an interactive image of a woman's body to find out pregnancy-related information. For example, to learn about breastfeeding, people can click on the corresponding area of the body, which will then bring up the relevant information.


What is Health Hackathon?

Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ) and the University of Auckland are collaborating to give attendees from various backgrounds an opportunity to work together over a weekend, to collaboratively explore and develop technology solutions in response to the problem of self-care for long term health issues.


Many people with long term health issues, such as diabetes or asthma or heart issues, need to work with their doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to help achieve the best wellness possible. This ‘self-care’ usually involves tracking how people feel and what they’re doing, and sometimes communicating directly with their doctor or nurse.


Health Hackathon: Solving Self-care aims to stimulate innovative thinking about technology solutions for people with long term health issues to help them track and record their healthcare plan, and progress and outcomes, in order to improve their overall wellbeing.


Who should be there?

We would like to extend an invitation to any software developers, people with long term health issues, doctors, nurses and other clinicians, managers of health services and anyone who is interested in solving this problem. The teams will be made up of a mix of these people as they volunteer to work on an idea that interests them. We are also looking for volunteer judges, mentors and experts.




Download the Hackathon 2016 Poster.




Registration and Information 

Click here for further information and registrations for the 2016 Health Hackathon


Agenda for Friday evening

David Downs, author of the popular book ‘No. 8 Re-wired’ is our inspirational speaker on Friday evening.

The hackathon starts at 6pm on Friday 18 March with short welcome speeches. Followed by an update from the winner of the 2015 Health Hackathon. 


  • 6.45 – 7.30 pm People pitch their ideas
  • 7.30 – 7.50 pm Microsoft presentation
  • 7.50 – 8.20 pm David Downs
  • 8.20pm Group forming and start working on ideas\
  • 10pm close

Find out more about the weekend

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