What if the most creative minds channeled their focus into solving the most impactful problems of today? Imagine if we could apply the ingenuity that powers the most profound technology into the most fundamental of all human concerns: health. MedHacks is the start. Join us for our medical hackathon at the world’s pinnacle of medical care, Johns Hopkins University.
At MedHacks 2015, we're selecting the top innovative technologists, scientists, healthcare professionals, and engineers to build amazing things together. Hackers across all disciplines will unite to meet with the experts in every part of the medical field here at Johns Hopkins to develop their solutions to healthcare problems across the globe. At the end of the event, teams will have the opportunity to present their projects. Winners will be chosen by a board of judges.
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A hackathon is a place where people learn, play, and make. A hackathon is where people perform superhuman feats and solve problems in short periods of time. A hackathon is a producer of hackers. Hackathons are likely the most exciting thing you don't know too much about.
But more broadly defined, a hackathon is a multi-day event where people come together, ideate, and work intensively on ideas and products.
MedHacks is a student-run event that focuses on innovating at the crossroads of medical entrepreneurship and technological development. By working together for the weekend, hackers at MedHacks will gain unique opportunities to learn from each other and from experts at the forefronts of medicine and technology – integrating their learning into real solutions to pressing medical challenges. At MedHacks 2015, hackers will put their creativity and skills to work to change – and save – lives.
The Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy at the Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus in the center of Baltimore, MD.
Any student, anywhere. Anyone can make an impact - hackthons produce "hackers", not the other way around. Students - both at the undergraduate and graduate level - with engineering, medical, and entrepreneurial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for a spot at MedHacks 2015.
Applications are now open! Apply here.
It's not about winning - it's about learning, having fun, and starting the renaissance of medical innovation! In addition, winners will be chosen by a judging panel based on criteria such as technical difficulty, creativity, and impact. Many sponsors will also give out cool prizes for hacks that excel in specific categories.
Drawing on the popular concept of hackathons being held around the world, we are challenging innovators to design solutions to the most pressing medical issues of our day within 36 hours. MedHackers will work (and play) in interdisciplinary teams over the weekend, utilizing the unique skillset of each team member to build the best solution to a critical medical problem. Along the way, hackers will eat together, code together, learn together, and design together before presenting their finished product (together) to a panel of judges.
MedHacks 2015 will take place from Friday, October 2nd to Sunday, October 4th.
If you don't know about health or engineering, don’t worry - learning is a huge part of the MedHacks experience! We will have workshops on all subjects and mentors to answer questions and help out teams. Come with an open mind, you'll work with a great team, learn a lot, and most importantly, have fun.
MedHacks is able to offer a limited number of travel grants for participants coming from outside the Baltimore metro area. If you are in need of assistance in attending MedHacks, and live outside the Baltimore area, please send an email to email@example.com.
For participants coming to the Homewood Campus from other Johns Hopkins Institutions, the JHMI shuttle is recommended. The JHMI Shuttle schedule is available here.
For those traveling to MedHacks by train (Amtrak and MARC Penn Line) via Baltimore Penn Station, the JHMI shuttle stops at Penn Station and heads north to the Homewood Campus (its northernmost stop). Taxis are also available at Penn Station for the 10 minute drive to the Homewood Campus, and should cost approximately $7.
For those coming in from out of town, we recommend you bring a sleeping bag and basic toiletries. If hotels sound better than a floor, the Doubletree Colonnade is a two-minute walk. Other hotels in the Inner Harbor area are reachable by cab.
Of course! We are looking for talented and qualified mentors, speakers, and sponsors in tech, entrepreneurship, medicine, and their intersection. We're always looking for new people to get involved, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be in touch.
Friday, Oct 2
|5:00pm||Registration begins||Foyer (2nd floor)|
|6:00pm||Dinner||Telescope Area (2nd floor)|
|6:30pm-7:30pm||Welcome and Keynotes from Director of Global mHealth Initiative Dr. Alain Labrique and Freenome CTO Gabriel Otte||Auditorium (272)|
|8:15pm-8:45pm||Problem Pitch Breakout||3rd floor & 478|
|8:45pm-9:15pm||Dessert Break!||3rd floor & 478|
|9:00pm-9:45pm||Solution Pitches||3rd floor & 478|
|9:45pm||Team registration starts|
|11:30pm||End to day 1, no hacking until day 2|
Saturday, Oct 3
|9:00am-10am||Team Pitch-Palooza||3rd floor & 478|
|2:00pm-5:00pm||Workshops (more details to come!)||274|
Sunday, Oct 4
|12:00am||Surprise Snack by A-Level Capital||2nd floor|
|10:30am||Hacking Ends, Submissions due on DevPost|
|10:30am||MedHacks Party! (and snacks)||2nd floor|
|12:00pm||Preliminary Judging Round||478|
|2:00pm||Final round of judging||Auditorium|
|2:50pm||Closing remarks by Nebulab Founder and CEO Guillermo Vela||Auditorium|
*All events take place in the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy and are subject to change