Code Hack

Code Hack

100 people, 24 hours, the chance to solve real healthcare challenges!

Island Health’s 2019 hackathon, Code Hack, is a fun, intense 24-hour event where teams of staff, patients, physicians, industry experts, designers, and students compete against the clock and each other to solve our most challenging healthcare problems.

You’ve heard of Code Red, now it’s time for Code Hack!

Date: Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 10, 2019

Location: Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria BC

Bring your ideas, your energy, your will to collaborate and your coffee cup! We will provide the rest.

Apply Here! Registration closes, January 31, 2019

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Winners will walk away with prizes, including cash and the opportunity to further develop their winning prototype solutions.

So, just what is a Hackathon?

A hackathon is a collaboration of minds, energy and ideas. People who may not get the chance to work together otherwise, bring their diverse set of skills to the table to identify healthcare issues and then design and build potential solutions.

Don't worry if you are not a tech wizard, we are looking for people from all walks of life who have a passion to address healthcare challenges and contribute to what could potentially solve these issues. Solutions may be new care pathway design, or an app, you may need duct tape and cardboard to solve your challenge, you may need our 3D printers! We invite students, patients, healthcare workers, other staff and any members of the public to participate in this fun event!

This is our first hackathon, but take a look at our friends over at UBC who host an annual event, Hatching Health, to see this concept in action: