NYC Columbia Code-a-Thon

Health, Hacking and Big Data at Columbia University

Date: Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29

Location: Diana Center, Barnard College at Columbia University; 3009 Broadway (Broadway at 117th Street), NewYork, NY 10027 (map)

Price: Free

Cash Prizes: $5,000

 

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“For the first time, we’re beginning to see technologies intelligently mine, archive, present and visualize massive data-sets. The ability to make sense of high volumes information in a way that will ultimately influence health care decisions of both providers and patients alike has become an informatic holy grail.”  – Indu Subayia, CEO Health 2.0

Health 2.0 has teamed up with the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University (DBMI) for this inaugural two-day competition.  The event aims to bringing together developers, designers, innovators, informaticists and entrepreneurs to build exciting new applications and tools to improve health care. We are expecting students from the community as well as technologists from the NYC area for this fun weekend of creative health hacking!

The Code-a-thon will be taking place with the help of the The Athena Center for Leadership Studies, a program committed to making it and Barnard College a place where established and upcoming female entrepreneurs go to for research, resources, skills, and support. Along with plenty of networking opportunities, the event will also feature a number of expert speakers who will discuss cutting edge issues in health technology and how you can get involved in this exciting new field. The event will culminate in a judging session with the best creations taking home $5,000 in cash prize!

 

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Registration is FREE but spots are filling quickly so register ASAP. You can register HERE.

 

WILL THERE BE FOOD?

We will provide you with fuel all day. Just bring yourself, your laptops and your brainpower.

 

HOW DO I GET THERE?

The event will take place at Banard College’s Diana Center, located in New York, NY.

 

HOW CAN I SPEND $5,000 IN CASH PRIZES?

Consider purchasing an exotic pet. Our research indicates that marsupials are particularly expensive.

 

AGENDA:

Saturday

  • 9:00 – Doors Open / Breakfast
  • 9:30 – Welcome remarks / Keynote
  • 9:45 – Idea pitches
  • 10:30 – Teams self-form and Coding begins!
  • 11:00 – A series of presentations from Health Tech experts
    • Alex Fair – Founder FairCareMD, Organizer of Health 2.0 NYC
    • George Hripcsak – Department Chair, Columbia University Department of Bioinformatics
    • Steve Krein – Co-Founder of OrganizedWisdom and Startup Health
    • Brad Weinberg – Co-Founder and Partner at BluePrint Health
    • Frederic Zussa – Managing Director at Health Digital Ventures
    • Todd Pietri – Milestone Venture Partners
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 5:00 – First day of coding concludes
  • 7:00 Networking event at local bar

Sunday

  • 10:00 – Short welcome remarks and coding continues
  • 1:00 – Lunch
  • 3:00 – Final presentations and judging
  • 5:00 – Winners Announced!