HealthHacks is a two-day hackathon that inspires creative hardware and software projects and solutions to real-world healthcare problems through innovation, creativity, and interdisciplinary teamwork. The hackathon is hosted by Columbia’s Biomedical Engineering Society, and it brings together students passionate about health or biotech. This event is open to any undergraduate interested in the medical field, no matter the hackathon experience. HealthHacks brings over 100 health hackers from many different schools to work together on their own projects, learn from workshops, listen to interesting talks, and make friends while enjoying free snacks, food, and swag.
Register at our website!
Check-in starts at 9:15 am on Saturday, April 14th
Opening ceremony is at 10:15 am
Closing ceremony ends at 2:30 pm Sunday, April 15th
Mathematics Building, Columbia University
Via Subway: Line 1 (red, uptown) to 116th St - Columbia University
Via Uber/Lyft: 116th & Broadway
Things to bring:
Laptop + charger
Reusable water bottle
A creative spirit, positive attitude, and lots of ideas!
$1,050 in prizes
Best Health Hack
Best Social Media Post
Case of Soylent!
Best Beginner Hack
Raspberry Pi Zeros!
Best Hardware Hack
Best Health Hack (2nd Place)
Best Health Hack (3rd Place)
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Undergraduate students from any school are welcome!
How innovative and creative is the idea within the healthcare context?
Has this been done before, or is this something completely new or original?
Does the idea fit the healthcare marketplace? Can it be monetized?
How quickly is the users' value realized?
Ease of Use
Intuitive or complex learning curve?
Does your solution work? Can it be implemented at scale?