The ‘Apps4Kids Hackathon’ is a free event taking place June 12-19, 2015 at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC, in collaboration with professionals from the Department of Paediatrics at UBC and the Child Family Research Institute.
The hackathon features groups of students, developers, physicians, parents and parent groups creating and refining apps that aim to solve medical care challenges for children and youth with chronic care needs, including children with neurodevelopmental conditions.
What kind of attendees are we looking for? Individual attendees, particularly parents, service providing NGOs, and health care professionals are most welcome - teams will be formed in the Pitches and Brainstorming event. We are looking for technical and clinical students, developers and designers:
- with expertise in content development, app development (software, hardware and app design);
- team and individual applications are welcome.
$10,500 in prizes
Canadian FASD-Research Network Award
Telus & Down Syndrome Research Foundation Award
Children's Sleep Network & NeuroDevNet Award
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
Interested teams and individual attendees should register online at https://hackathon-workshop.eventbrite.ca by June 5, 2015. There is no registration fee for the event. Please contact the clinical coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss project submissions.
Sleep/Wake Behaviour Clinic
The most innovative projects (including software, hardware, and design) that meet the needs of the community-based partners and support the optimization of chronic care management will be awarded.