If you’re in 7th – 12th grade or are enrolled at College of Marin, we want YOU to bring your creativity to Hack 4 Health, a health focused hackathon on April 1 in San Rafael.
WHAT IS HACK 4 HEALTH? It’s all about creative problem-solving. Challenge yourself to work as a team to design, build or just inspire innovation. Share your ideas or web/mobile application prototype, develop your concept for the good of the community, and compete for terrific prizes. Who knows? Your ideas could be a shot in the arm for the health of thousands of Marin residents. One day of creativity could foster your success, in a new startup or a career in public office.
Marin County is a healthy place, but some residents aren’t doing as well as others. Income, cultural and social barriers can lead to poor health for some residents. What health challenges do you see among the community? How could you use data or technology to help resolve health concerns?
Explore the new Marin County Open Data portal (https://data.marincounty.org/) for access to key health data sets (Emergency Medical Services [EMS], Obesity, Opioid) and more. Marin County aims to modernize citizen access to information. By sharing our data in an open and transparent way, we empower our citizens. Each dataset even comes with its own application program interface (API), which can be used by you to create innovative solutions using data. It’s time to design, code, and build, to be the heartbeat of Marin!
Make the impossible possible. Let's do this — one day, one goal, and so many great ideas!
Are you a designer, an innovator, a software developer, or just interested in building creative solutions? Are you a student in the 7th through 12th grade, or at a junior college? Then you can have an impact.
No need to be technical. If you have terrific ideas, you have a knack for translating ideas into real designs, or you care about the health of Marin, then we need you to take part to ensure a healthy Marin for years to come.
One more thing... Hack 4 Health offers CASH PRIZES for the top three teams ($2000 for 1st, $1500 for 2nd, and $500 for 3rd) and provides opportunities for participants to land PAID internships within Marin County.
This event is officially sponsored by County of Marin and Marin County Office of Education, with support from Marin Health and Human Services, Sitecore, LiveStories, Tyler Technologies, Inc., Granicus, Gartner, The Bay Club, Socrata, F5, Sy-Tech Solutions, Commvault, Nutanix and Verizon.
READY TO SIGN UP?? Go to hackathon.marincounty.org for registration instructions, contest rules and event details. Join your peers and work to solve health challenges in Marin. Take part in the challenge over a day of fun, food, and civic hacking.