Columbia's Premier Health Hackathon, April 14-15 2018

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!

When:

  • 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

 

Where:

  • Mathematics Building, Columbia University

  • Via Subway: Line 1 (red, uptown) to 116th St - Columbia University

  • Via Uber/Lyft: 116th & Broadway

  • GPS: 535 W 116th St, New York NY 10027

 

Things to bring:

  • Laptop + charger

  • Reusable water bottle

  • Sleeping bag

  • Toiletries

  • A creative spirit, positive attitude, and lots of ideas!

 

View full rules

Eligibility

Undergraduate students from any school are welcome!

Judges

Sonia Donde

Sonia Donde
Stryker Orthopedics

Daniyar Yeralin

Daniyar Yeralin
IBM Engineer

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How innovative and creative is the idea within the healthcare context?
  • Uniqueness
    Has this been done before, or is this something completely new or original?
  • Viability
    Does the idea fit the healthcare marketplace? Can it be monetized?
  • Value
    How quickly is the users' value realized?
  • Ease of Use
    Intuitive or complex learning curve?
  • Implementation Feasibility
    Does your solution work? Can it be implemented at scale?