Health 2.0 Code-a-thons are live events that bring together top developers, designers, health care professionals and entrepreneurs to prototype innovative applications and tools to foster health and wellness.
Starting in 2010, we’ve helped teams assemble quickly around challenges and datasets to create magic. Participants eagerly garner insights from one another, speakers, and sponsors about datasets, APIs, and potential directions. Within 36 hours, teams have developed a concept and prototype. They pitch their prototypes to their peers and panels of expert judges. Our prizes, money and more, go to the best of the best.
For participants, code-a-thons are always a great way to meet like-minded innovators and sharpen skills under pressure. In a number of cases, these team go on to build their next venture around their early prototypes. Sponsor companies have gone on to work with teams to develop new products and discover new talent. See of one our most recent teams’ new venture here!
Your task is to develop something meaningful. Solutions can be as a straightforward as a web/mobile app and as complex as software for an existing wearable device. Your solution may utilize information available from any number of sources but what matters most is the idea behind the tool.
Here’s what you’ll need to create to bring your idea to life:
Text description of the app or tool, including the need it meets and proposal for implementation (500 words or less)
Slide deck describing the application (10 slides or less in PDF format)
Wireframes or similar design layout
Functional prototype (for extra credit)
- Total Prizes: $40,000
February 6, 2015
- Dates: February 6 - February 8, 2015
Technology is advancing health care every day and now you can be a part of the movement. For this year’s Health 2.0 San Francisco Code-A-Thon, we have two exciting API tracks that you can participate in.
Over the past decade, U.S. Healthcare expenditures have grown to become approximately 17% of GDP.
- Total Prizes: $10,000
September 21, 2014
- Dates: September 20 - 21, 2014
Idea-thon 2014 is the first part of a three-part healthcare innovations competition, sponsored by The Nicholson Foundation in collaboration with Rutgers and Health 2.0. Over two days in October, inter-professional teams will come together to discuss and develop ideas to reduce health care costs and improve health outcomes of vulnerable populations in New Jersey. They will present their ideas to a panel of expert judges. A total of $15,000 will be divided among three winning teams.
- Total Prizes: $15,000
October 27, 2014
- Dates: Oct 13, 2014 & Oct 27, 2014
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Registration is free but seating is limited. Be sure to reserve your seat today by registering here. We welcome developers, students, researchers, entrepreneurs, clinicians, patient advocates, informaticians, designers, consumers, community partners, public health prevention experts, data experts, public health providers, and anyone interested in creating a level of excitement that will drive continued community engagement far into the future.
- Total Prizes: $10,000
February 16, 2014
- Dates: February 15 - 16, 2014
This code-a-thon is co-sponsored by the California HealthCare Foundation and the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.
The purpose of this code-a-thon is to create mobile- and/or web-based visualization tools that allow policy makers and the general public to access understandable public health data at a community level, in order to support assessment, planning, decision making and behavioral change.
- Total Prizes: $22,000
February 23, 2014
- Dates: February 22 - February 23, 2014
Come and be part of an inaugural event where innovation meets public health!
Imagine if a simple app could tell you where to get more exercise, shop for healthy foods, and get information from health experts right in your community. That’s the promise of the first-ever New York State Health Data Code-a-thon where we need innovative ideas to help stem the “twin epidemic” of obesity and diabetes.
- Total Prizes: $10,000
December 20, 2013
- Dates: December 19 -20, 2013
Team up with fellow developers, designers, health care professionals, and entrepreneurs for our biggest code-a-thon, yet, just in time for Health 2.0's Fall Conference.
- Total Prizes: $10,000 + Half Day IDEO Workshop + Demo Opportunity at Health 2.0 Conference
September 28, 2013
- Dates: September 28-29, 2013
Health data is only as valuable as it is accessible and actionable to major decision makers. Team up with fellow graphic designers, UI experts, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and health care professionals to do just that.
In the spirit of its “Free the Data Initiative”, the California HealthCare Foundation is challenging you to prototype the design and functionality of a smart data display system that will better inform the policy and budgetary decisions that local elected officials need to make.
- Total Prizes: $13,000
September 7, 2013
- Dates: September 7-8th, 2013