Pre-event meet ups
Hackathon events are built around a bottom up community engagement approach. We recommend attending some of the pre event meetup activities, hosted by our partners, that may help you better prepare for the hackathon. These events will allow interested attendees to get more information on what Hackathons are, how they work, what to expect, and network with other participants prior to the event. Additional events will be updated here as they are finalised.
- 24 April 2018 Introduction to Hackathons, and Learning to Love Data + Experts (run by Hacking Health Queensland)
- 10 May 2018 – Lunchbox introduction and information session – Level 1, 108 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley (run by eHealth Queensland)
- 30 May 2018 – Pre-event briefing and practice pitch night (jointly run by Hacking Health Queensland, HISA and eHealth Queensland, details TBC)
Please register on the Hacking Health @ eHealth Expo Sparkboard to start collaborating with other participants, post your ideas and problems, and start forming teams.
What is a Hackathon?
A hackathon is a collaborative computer programming event attended by developers and designers who want to have fun and learn new skills by rapidly building prototypes of their ideas. A hackathon often begins with project pitches, where individuals make short presentations to describe the idea they would like to work on. Based on these presentations, attendees can choose to join a project which interests them. At the end of the hack, everyone gathers to see each team present what they have accomplished.
Hacking Health is designed to mix hackers with healthcare professionals who may not know how to design or program, but have a deep understanding of problems that need to be solved, as well as strong connections to target users of applications that will be developed. The mixing of healthcare and technical professionals adds unique value and challenge to this event. Medical professionals will need to learn how to adapt their ideas for a technical audience; Hackers will need to make extra effort to understand unfamiliar problems and help non-technical domain experts refine their ideas.
Where will the Hackathon take place?
The Hackathon will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Why a Hackathon at eHealth Expo?
The eHealth expo is a key event in the digital healthcare calendar showcasing some of the latest and greatest in digital healthcare innovation. eHealth Queensland is taking the opportunity to bring healthcare problems closer to digital solution innovation by bringing together the collective skills of healthcare professionals, designers, developers, business analysts, data specialists, health informaticians and others. Hacking Health @ eHealth Expo will give participants the opportunity to work collaboratively with Queensland Health to innovate.
Teams will have the opportunity to showcase their solutions during a pitching session at the Expo, and the winning teams announced on the main stage. All prize winning solutions will be passed through eHealth Queensland’s innovation pathway to determine suitability for an innovation Proof of Concept or Pilot project. The event will be run by independent facilitators, and mentors will be on hand to support teams throughout the event. We will be hacking problems in the health system – not the healthcare system or patient data.
Who should attend?
1. Healthcare professionals working within and across the health system with a problem to pose
2. Developers, designers and data experts wishing to work in a constructive team environment
3. Upcoming innovators and researchers interested in solving problems and building new business
4. Business and subject matter experts willing to share knowledge and provide mentorship and support to the teams
5. Patients, carers, consumers, healthcare service providers and other interested parties
We are very keen to incorporate regional and remote teams into this event with highlighted focus and follow-up at the eHealth Queensland Expo event.