Hacking Health North – May 9 – 11, 2014

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Mark May 9 – 11, 2014 in your calendars!

YuKonstruct is teaming up with Hacking Health to host a weekend hackathon. Here’s a little video about the concept:

If you think there are inefficiencies in the healthcare space and want to be part of the solution then REGISTER HERE

(Tickets cover the cost of food for the weekend and participants can get $10 off before April 30 with discount code yukonstruct10)

YuKonstruct and Hacking Health would like to invite healthcare professionals and patients who have ideas for health tech solutions to collaborate with developers, designers, researchers, administrators, managers and other creative minds to develop realistic solutions to healthcare problems. This weekend-long hackathon (May 9 – 11, 2014) allows those with ideas, who are unsure how to make them happen, to connect with talented technology experts and designers. In these small teams, these ideas can be further refined and materialize into working prototypes. Take a look at the projects from the last Hacking Health event in Montreal.

A team working at Hacking Health to develop rapid prosthetics prototyping
A team working at Hacking Health to develop rapid prosthetics prototyping

What is Hacking Health?

Hacking Health is an international movement with a goal to improve healthcare by connecting technology experts and healthcare professionals to collaboratively develop real solutions. Learn more about Hacking Health here.

Event Info

Goal: To provide an opportunity to make a difference in healthcare through co-operative participation and rapid creation/testing of ideas.
Patients, healthcare professionals, technology focused developers, designers, entrepreneurs and creative thinkers.
When: May 9-11, 2014
Where: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre on 1st Avenue, Whitehorse*
*Remote participation will also be possible from Yellowknife, Iqaluit and various communities across the Yukon.
Cost: $40 to participate; Free to observe (Friday and/or Sunday attendance)**
**This is to cover food costs for the weekend (healthy options available)

How can I participate?

  1. Registration is now open! Register here or below and select the participant group which suits you best. Participants who register before May 4th can get a $10 discount by using this code: yukonstruct10
  2. Visit our Sparkboard and post your idea, comment on other ideas and begin to build teams before the hackathon. (This is a quick and easy process and we would love to hear your ideas even if you can’t join us for the weekend!)

Prefer to just be an observer?

No problem! You can attend to see all the idea pitches (Friday May 9 @ 6pm) and final prototypes (Sunday May 11 @ 2pm).
Register here and select the Observer category (Cost: FREE).

A team presenting their idea at Hacking Health
A team demonstrating their prototype app at Hacking Health

Can’t attend in Whitehorse? Join us remotely!

You can still participate remotely! You can provide a 1-minute video of your idea and / or contribute to developing solutions to ideas all through live streaming and remote collaboration. We hope to extend participation across the communities in the Yukon, to Yellowknife and Iqaluit.

Remote participants can sign up for free registration – (registering will allow us to send the details you need to let you participate from afar.)

Want to meet an Astronaut?

Come to the free public event directly after Hacking Health – Sunday May 11 at 4pm at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. More details in this post.

If you’re interested in learning more, or volunteering to help make Hacking Health a success, please email north@hackinghealth.ca