Health 2.0 Code-a-thons are live events that bring together developers, designers, health care professionals and entrepreneurs to prototype new applications and tools to foster health and wellness. Teams assemble quickly around a challenge and/or dataset. Within 36 hours they develop a concept and prototype. Teams pitch their products to their peers and a panel of expert judges, who ultimately award prizes for the best of the best.
Throughout the day, participants garner insights from one another, speakers, and sponsors about data sets, APIs, and potential directions. For participants, Code-a-thons are a great way to meet like-minded innovators and sharpen their skills under pressure. Sometimes, it’s the basis for their next venture. For sponsors, Code-a-thons present an opportunity to quickly develop new projects and discover needed talent.
Ten teams will be selected to compete for $25,000 in prizes in a code-a-thon leveraging a high-value Medicare data set. The selected teams will compete to build an app, tool, or product that could be directly used by primary care providers and/or their office staff to improve the quality of care they deliver towards the total health of their patients.
- Total Prizes: $25,000
- Dates: June 2nd- June 4th
The 2nd annual CajunCodeFest 2.0 is a FREE 2.5 day coding competition focusing on transforming “data” into health care solutions, specifically focusing on tools to encourage and support patients to "Own Your Own health". This exciting coding marathon will bring together innovative thinkers and problem solvers of all types: developers, designers, entrepreneurs, health care professionals, educators, and students. Participants will organize themselves into teams or be matched up before the competition in teams to build exciting new prototypes and tools for improved health care over a 27-hour period.
- Total Prizes: $25,000
- Dates: April 24 - April 26, 2013
Health 2.0's SXSW Code-a-thon is a 4 hour coding competition designed around mini challenges using the BodyMedia API. You'll get up to speed on the ability, complexity, and scope of the API and the chance to win some great prizes including BodyMedia Armbands and gift cards(TBA). Participants will get data, direction, diverse collaborators, and some darn good snacks and drinks. Stay tuned for more details!
- Total Prizes: BodyMedia Armbands & Gift Cards!
- Dates: March 8, 2013, 2-6pm
The event will draw physicians, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, students and enthusiasts that want to change the world and improve health care – all during an intense and enjoyable 2 days of hacking, developing, innovating and creating. The event will feature a number of exciting tech talks and buzz-worthy speakers discussing cutting edge issues in technology. The event the will culminate in a judging session with the first place team taking home a 5,000 Euro cash prize, and four runners-up taking home 1,000 Euro each.
- Total Prizes: €10,000
- Dates: November 3-4th, 2012
The Austin chapter of Health 2.0 is excited to be hosting our first ever code-a-thon called Codeo (for Code Rodeo) to corral our data and lasso our health! Our goal is to create and advance patient-centered disruptive innovations to improve health and health care. Join fellow developers, designers, entrepreneurs, health care professionals, and others for 2 days of rapid prototyping and creative health-hacking. Participants will get data, direction, diverse collaborators, darn good food and prizes, and potentially the beginning of a product or even the next big venture.
- Dates: October 20 - 21st, 2012
Health 2.0's San Francisco Code-a-thon: HealthE Habits, is a coding competition designed around building new applications and tools that motivate people to adopt healthy behaviors that will stick. Join fellow developers, designers, entrepreneurs, health care professionals, biz-dev, and students for 2 days of rapid prototyping and creative health-hacking. Participants will get data, direction, diverse collaborators, darn good food and prizes, and potentially, da beginning of a product or even the next big venture.
- Total Prizes: $10K in cash prizes
- Dates: October 6 - 7th, 2012
Health 2.0's Code-a-thon: Chicago, is a coding competition designed around building new applications and tools to foster health and wellness. Join fellow developers, designers, health care professionals, biz dev and entrepreneurs for 2 days of rapid prototyping and creative health-hacking. Participants will get data, direction, diverse collaborators, darn good food, and potentially, da beginning of a product or even the next big venture.
- Dates: September 29th 2012
The Health 2.0 Developers World Cup is an international innovation competition to improve the technology supporting our world’s healthcare systems. We are inviting the first place winning teams of our global code-a-thon series to use the growing number of open health datasets and APIs now being made available to prototype health related applications for the chance to win $10,000 in prize money and international visibility.
- Total Prizes: $10,000
October 7, 2012
- Dates: Aug. 27th - Oct. 7th, 2012
Health 2.0's first China Code-a-thon will be hosted in Shanghai as the final qualifying round of the Health 2.0 Developers World Cup.
OpenZorgData & Health 2.0's Code-a-thon in Rotterdam, Netherlands will take place on October 13th, 2012. The overall event is planned by HackDeOverheid, which is an organization that is promoting opening up government data and focuses on open culture, open education and open healthcare data to inspire entrepreneurs to create & connect. Join your fellow healthcare professionals, developers, data geeks and other entrepreneurs in an all day sessions that promises to be very diverse.
- Total Prizes: €500
- Dates: October 13th, 2012