There are many problems that plague medicine and healthcare. It is a wonder why these problems still exist, given how crucial health is to everyone here on Earth.
What better way to accelerate the solving of these problems by integrating technology into our radical solutions, while providing a safe, creative environment for people to do so?
We will even provide you with curated public healthcare data sets to work with!
HackMed aims to bring together hackers, dreamers, and doers to solve problems related to humanity’s elementary need, health.
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Hackiest Hack! Build something that’s over-the-top, over-engineered, and held together with Sellotape and bits of string… use your imagination! Winners get a GIANT enter button!
Hackcessibility! Sheffield Bionics Society challenges you to build something that improves life or makes life more accessible for people with disabilities. Winners will get comfy a society hoody!
Mentors help to shape the event by providing insight and guidance into different aspects of medicine, healthcare, and technology.
Dr. Dennis Wang
University of Sheffield
Lecturer in Bioinformatics, Co-Director of PG Programme in Genomic Medicine at UoS. He has 12 years of experience developing software solutions for biomedical labs and hospitals. Educator of genomics and data science.
Senior Data Scientist in Smartia
I am a senior data scientist with hands-on AI industry experience for many years. I will mentor and coach the students, providing an industry perspective. Machine learning in theory is one thing, but putting it to practise is a whole different story. To be an excellent data scientist, it is necessary to have some basic skills including: high coding quality at industry level, good project management, efficient communication capability and etc.
CEO of Cyberselves Ltd
Daniel is the driving force behind Cyberselves' technologies. His background, from low-level electronics to high-level robotics, allows him to tackle the challenging and universal technology stack that Cyberselves is developing from multiple simultaneous viewpoints. He has developed Animus, a robotics SDK that transitions robotics from a previously hard discipline to one that is more easily learned and applied to real world use cases.
Tzen Szen Toh
NHS & University of Sheffield
Academic Foundation Doctor at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Computational Biologist in the lab of Dr. Dennis Wang, and Honorary Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield. He is also a co-founder of the MedTech Sheffield society and was the lead organizer of HackMed in 2017 and 2018.
Dr Gary C Wood
University of Sheffield
A National Teaching Fellow and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is a specialist in Learning, Teaching and Assessment. He currently works at the University of Sheffield as University Teacher in Professional Skills, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Head of Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy (SELA).
Founder and Managing Director of Scale Business Performance
An entrepreneur, technologist and product leader who has worked across multiple global businesses and now helps technology-based product teams be more successful. Phil is a mentor and coach for the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) Accelerator and Y-Accelerator programs at the start-up end of the spectrum as well as working with multi-national businesses in the corporate space.
Dr Ceri Batchelder
TEAM SY Capital Enterprise
Ceri is a Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Sheffield, supporting staff and students in digital projects and partnerships. She is also part of the TEAM SY project, run by start-up experts Capital Enterprise, which is developing the business support and investment ecosystem for technology start-ups and scale-ups in South Yorkshire.
SYB Innovation Hub
Programme director for innovation at the South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Integrated Care System. An impact oriented engineer, clinical scientist and problem solver at heart, Aejaz has passion for innovation & technology, with a firm belief in its potential for empowering communities. For almost twenty years, he has worked in a diversity of healthcare services and systems both in the UK and abroad and his teams have won numerous awards for innovation the world over.
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|0800 - Registration begins||0900 - Morning activity|
|0930 - Opening ceremony||1130 - Pitching Workshop|
|1000 - Hacking starts & Team building||1400 - Hacking stops|
|1130 - Skills for Innovation||1500 - Demos time|
|1300 - Cyberselves Workshop||1645 - Finalists' presentations|
|1600 - Start-ups come from Hackathons||1745 - Awards & closing ceremony|
|1900 - Evening activity: Pictionary!||1830 - The end!|
1st place will receive Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Desktop Starter Kit (16Gb, White)!
2nd place will receive Sony WH-CH510 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones!
3rd place will receive Retro Pocket Games
The person with the funniest social media post will receive Henry Desktop Hoover
Hackathons UK is offering a giant Enter Key for the challenge Hackiest Hack winning team!
Bionics society is offering comfy society hoodies for challenge Hackcessibility! winning team!
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1. What is HackMed?
HackMed is a medical hackathon aimed at developing creative solutions to solve problems within medicine and healthcare. It is a student-run event for individuals from various backgrounds interested in the crossroads of life sciences and technology.
Throughout the weekend, hackers at HackMed will have a unique opportunity to learn from each other, build awesome projects together, and share them with other hackers. This will allow a multi-disciplinary mesh of people working on developing solutions to pressing problems within healthcare and medicine.
2. A hacka-what?
A hackathon is commonly described as a programming marathon. It is a 24 or 48 hour event during a weekend where small teams (usually 2-4 people) come together to share ideas, learn new things, and build cool things with others.
3. So, what is a medical hackathon?
Based on the popularity of hackathons being held all around the world, a medical hackathon is a hackathon that is based around the theme of medicine and healthcare. This will challenge hackers to solve critical medical problems by working in small teams, while also having a great time! Hackers will learn, build, and eat together before presenting what they’ve built at the end of a weekend.
4. How much does it cost?
We’re happy to let you know that HackMed is completely free to attend! We’re providing a venue, food, drinks, snacks, WiFi, and hackathon swag! You just need to bring yourself and your enthusiasm.
5. Who can participate?
Any student from anywhere! You need to be a university student (undergraduate or postgraduate) or have left university in the past year.
6. I know nothing about medicine, health, or programming, can I still participate?
Don’t worry! Learning is a huge part of hackathons and you can bet that you’ll learning something new at the end of HackMed. We’re going to have workshops on various topics and we’ll also have mentors available throughout the weekend to help teams out!
So, don’t be afraid! Come with an open mind and heart, learn a lot, build something cool, and have a ton of fun!
7. Can I still participate, even if I’m not a student?
You sure can! We’re on the lookout for sponsors, judges, and mentors in life sciences, tech, academia, and their intersections. If you’re interested, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch.
8. How do I register?
Please follow the link on this website to our eventbrite event and register for our event there.
9. I don't have a team, can I still come?
You sure can! Most our attendees come alone or in twos. We will run a team building activity at the start of the day to find you teammates with complementing skills, so you get to build amazing projects together!
10. Does HackMed have a code of conduct?
We sure do! We’re following the MLH Code of Conduct.
11. Where do I sleep?
We’re preparing some lecture theatres so you can get some sleep if you wanted.
12. Does HackMed offer travel reimbursements?
We are currently unable to provide travel reimbursements for the event.
13. What if I have more questions?
Shoot us an email at email@example.com! :)