Code Hack is back

Code Hack Event

Are you ready for an exciting challenge that could help shape the future of health care? Island Health is looking for 100 people to participate in a 24-hour design sprint that aims to generate fresh ideas to improve health care. The Code Hack 2023 hackathon takes place March 10 -12, 2023. 

Code Hack brings together patients, Island Health staff, physician partners, industry experts, coders, builders, designers and students who put on their thinking caps and compete against the clock and each other to come up with new concepts and prototypes that help solve health care challenges. 

During the 24-hour hackathon, teams will have access to Island Health’s simulation lab including mannequins powered by wireless technology to replicate real-life medical situations, a 3-D printer and programmable Wi-Fi enabled microchips. If you aren’t tech savvy, don’t worry - Code Hack is designed for people of all abilities who all have a common goal - improving health care.

Winning pitches from Code Hack 2020 explored how to care for long-term care residents with acute needs, how to engage and retain volunteers, and how to improve the experience of 16-25 year olds living with developmental disabilities. 

This year, Island Health is once again looking for creativity, innovation and energy that will translate into real world solutions. We need your ideas and collaborative spirit. 

Winning teams will get the opportunity to continue to work on their Code Hack prototype with Island Health’s Innovation Lab and other community partners. 

The deadline to register is February 6, 2023. For more information and to register, please visit: