Now on its third year, HealthHacks is a 2 day marathon or hackathon that aims to involve students to engage in developing and crafting solutions for healthcare and medicine using technology. These will be the products on intense focus of the participant during this event.
There are currently 80 participants in this year’s hackathon composed of 20 teams. The hackathon is is being held at the Microsoft Philippines Head Office at 6750 Ayala Ave., Makati City.
The hackathon will start at exactly 1:30 p.m. on February 4, 2017 and will go on uninterrupted until 12 noon February 5, 2017.
HealthHacks hackathon started its acceptance for this year’s participants since 2016. Registration was extended up to January 17, 2017.
Recognizing the necessary and ever increasing use of technology in bringing solutions to healthcare and medical issues and problems, the hackathon is harnessing the creativity, intelligence and ingeniousness of the youth.
Participants are from Senior High School and collegiate students. The reason for the age requirement is that the age gaps between the participants be kept to a minimum.
Teams were formed composed of 3 – 5 members each and they may come from varying fields of discipline. What is important is that the team be able to develop a solution, have the solution coded or programmed so the solution developed can be demonstrated in front of judges. During the development of the solutions, there are mentors who will be resource persons for the teams wherein experience based guidance will be available.
Viability of the solution developed together with the impact to be created in healthcare and the medical field will be the prime criteria for the top three winners of the completion.
The top three teams will be announced on the afternoon of February 5, 2017.