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?
HackMed aims to bring together hackers, dreamers, and doers to solve problems related to humanity’s elementary need, health.
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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.
Sheffield Bioinformatics Core Facility
Lead Bioinformatician at Sheffield University Bioinformatics Core, Honorary Lecturer at the University of Sheffield and Co-Lead of the Bioinformatics modules of the Genome Medicine MSc.
Microsoft Azure Advocate at Microsoft. She works with multiple research groups within the UK and Europe to develop sustainable, reproducible, and robust scientific software. Her main focus is complex analysis workflows, scalable data science, and reproducibility and replicability in scientific computing.
National Health Service
NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow. Junior Doctor. Freelance Developer & Designer. Founder of 2 startups with experience in building technical solutions to challenges.
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|0800 - Registration begins||0000 - Late night snack|
|0930 - Opening ceremony||0800 - Breakfast served|
|1030 - Hacking starts||0900 - Morning activity|
|1130 - Nexmo workshop||1130 - Hacking stops|
|1200 - Lunch served||1200 - Lunch served|
|1300 - Arm workshop||1245 - Demo time!|
|1330 - Azure workshop||1415 - Demos end|
|1400 - Workshop by Matt Parker||1430 - Finalists' presentations|
|1430 - Ethical Hacking workshop||1500 - Awards|
|1800 - Dinner served||1520 - Final remarks|
|2000 - Evening Activity||1530 - The end!|
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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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org! :)