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.

For more information, see our eventbrite page and the event schedule


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.

Hackathon Sponsors


$10,500 in prizes

Canadian FASD-Research Network Award

Telus & Down Syndrome Research Foundation Award

Children's Sleep Network & NeuroDevNet Award

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Mai Berger

Mai Berger
Sleep/Wake Behaviour Clinic

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    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.

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