how will you change the world?

Wherever you are from, you can do it. Come to meet other innovators, rule-breakers, and adventurers. This is the place for you.

hackfrom{home} 2021 by health{hacks} is a 48 hour healthcare innovation event dedicated to connecting people from around the world to change the world. Our goal is to bring people from a wide variety of backgrounds and fields to provide new perspectives and collaborate on projects that will translate healthcare technology into social impact.

We are based out of Southern California and are composed of students from colleges all around the United States. 

Registration:

Hackers: https://healthhacks.tech/register

 

Schedule:

June 19 

8 am PDT

event kick off and keynote (1 hour)

9 am PDT

pitching session (1 - 1.5 hr)

10 am PDT

team formation

11 am PDT

12 pm PDT

lunch

1 pm PDT

1st Workshop: Hanson Grant

Topic: entrepreneurship during COVID-19

team registration deadline

2 pm PDT

2nd Workshop: Derek Beres

Topic: flow state / centered

3 pm PDT

3rd Workshop: Susan Hwme

Topic: clinical trials / data management

4 pm PDT

 

5 pm PDT

 

6 pm PDT

4th workshop: health{hacks}

Topic: how to pitch

7 pm PDT

office hours / practice pitching sessions

8 pm PDT

office hours / practice pitching sessions

9 pm PDT

office hours / practice pitching sessions

10 pm PDT

day ends

June 20 

1 am PDT

office hours / practice pitching sessions

2 am PDT

office hours / practice pitching sessions

3 am PDT

office hours / practice pitching sessions

8 am PDT

breakfast

9 am PDT

office hours / practice pitching sessions

10 am PDT

office hours / practice pitching sessions

11 am PDT

office hours / practice pitching sessions

12 pm PDT

lunch

1 pm PDT

 

2 pm PDT

final deadline

3 pm PDT

judging

4 pm PDT

judging

5 pm PDT

judging / live demo

6 pm PDT

awards / closing ceremony

7 pm PDT

Networking

8 pm PDT

Networking

9 pm PDT

Networking

10 pm PDT

Networking

Tracks: 

pandemic prevention: A year after COVID-19, the world continues to struggle with the aftermath and recovery efforts, while some places are still experiencing the immediate impacts. This pandemic has highlighted the urgency and importance of developing better systems to guard against future pandemics and prevent similar global healthcare crises. With many areas to consider, from communication and reporting to data dissemination and vaccination, how can we use technology to better equip the world for future pandemics?

access to healthcare: With health conditions exacerbated during the pandemic, access to healthcare among the vulnerable population is an especially important issue to combat. Seniors find it challenging to use telemedicine and face language barriers. Lack of healthcare providers and transportation in rural areas are obstacles. Racial and ethnic minorities generally receive lower quality of care than nonminorities due to poor insurance benefits. How can we create solutions to remove barriers and reduce costs while increasing affordability and quality?

mental health: Mental illnesses have been on the rise due to trauma, psychological factors, and most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. From students and workers facing burnout, depression, and anxiety to frontline professionals experiencing emotional distress and fatigue, developing mental first-aid and distributing the skills and tools to prevent and combat these challenges has become increasingly important. How can we use healthcare technology to counter this spread of mental illness and preserve mental wellbeing for a healthier society?

 

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$15,217 in prizes

Best Overall Prize

- $250 cash prize for the first place overall team
- Clerky - company lifetime package
- 4 Centered wood-engraved magnetic boxes for phone storage and charging
- 4 Sketch Licenses
- Wolfram Software
- .xyz Free Domain
- Axure prototyping subscriptions

Runner Up Prize

- $100 cash prize for the second place overall team!
- 4 Centered t-shirts
- Wolfram Software
- .xyz domain
- Framer prototyping certificates

Third Place: Thinkboards

- 4 Thinkboards (a whiteboard film that can turn any surface into a dry erase board)
- Wolfram Software
- .xyz domain

Fourth Place

- Glimpse subscription
- 4 Wolfram|One access
- .xyz domain

Fifth Place

- 4 Wolfram|One access
- .xyz domain

Clerky one-year subscription

Clerky is the only online legal service obsessed with helping startup founders get legal paperwork done safely.

Sketch Licenses

4 Sketch in-kind licenses

Wolfram|One Personal Edition (3)

Top 3 Projects will receive Wolfram|One Personal Edition subscriptions

Axure one-year subscription

Axure RP Pro / Team is a software for creating prototypes and specifications for websites and applications.

Framer one-year subscription

Framer is an all-in-one tool that helps teams design every part of the product experience.

.xyz

5 .xyz domains free for first year

Glimpse

Bring your community close with 1-on-1, back-to-back social video chats.

Dailybot Standard Plan

3 subscriptions to DailyBot's Standard plan, for 10 people, for 6 months. DailyBot reduces the need for meetings by automating daily standups, team check-ins and periodic surveys. It tracks team motivation and promotes positive feedback.

Art of Problem Solving Gift Cards

4 $25 Art of Problem Solving Gift Cards

Honorable Mentions (5)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

See the hackfrom{home} Participant's Guide HERE for what to include in your final project and submission. 

 

Judges

Konstantin Alekseev

Konstantin Alekseev

Sharon Sherry Huang

Sharon Sherry Huang
Stanford University

Nimi Vashi
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Jay Chok

Jay Chok
Keck Graduate Institute

Fedor Yaremenko

Fedor Yaremenko
Ultimeta

Maral Mousavi

Maral Mousavi
University of Southern California

David Medvedik

David Medvedik

Smaranjit Ghose

Smaranjit Ghose
Columbia University

Henry Huey

Henry Huey
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation / Multidisciplinary
    Clear presentation of the issue, goal/agenda, and solution. Idea is creative and innovative, and encompasses a wide variety of perspectives and is clear.
  • Scalability
    Feasibility of business and/or policy implementation model, and discusses how to bring it to government and/or market.
  • Technical Soundness / Technical Feasibility
    Project is based in biomedicine and software/product is technically strong.

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