Hack/ED is a student and trainee run non-profit event designed to bring creative minds together to solve problems in medicine. The focus is on emergent medical care, whether it be at the time 9-1-1 is called, in the Emergency Department, or while hiking the Appalachian Trail. Our goal is to bring students from various backgrounds – from engineering, computer science and business to medicine, nursing and pharmacy. We believe this multi-disciplinary approach will lead to real, impactful solutions and branch into future partnerships.
Traditional hackathons are “invention marathons” where passionate programmers come together in an overnight event to create a new product from scratch in a short period of time. A medical hackathon takes these ideas traditionally applied to the programming world and expands them to the medical world.
|10:00 AM||Problem pitching|
|11:00 AM||Team formation and lunch|
|12:00 PM||Hacking Begins!|
|12:00 AM||Midnight Snacks|
|12:00 PM||Hacking Ends and Lunch|
|1:00 PM||Solution Presentations|
|3:00 PM||Closing ceremony|
Dispersed throughout the event will be various workshops including hacking and coding 101, ER flow, and basic 3d printing.
A traditional hackathon is a hacking marathon. The purpose is to bring students together interested in making change and solving problems!
October 19-20. Events start at 9am with registration and problem pitching until the end of presentations at 3pm Sunday
Any student – undergraduate or from any graduate program – can attend. We are hoping for a diverse set of students, major does not matter!
You absolutely don’t need to have prior hacking experience to participate. In fact, because we’re focusing on bringing such a diverse group of students to hack/ED, we expect many will be first-timers!
No need! We want a diverse set of skills, and part of that means that everyone may not know how to code. That doesn’t mean you can’t bring a lot to the table.
No! hack/ED starts with a problem pitching session, after which you can form teams based on which problems you’re excited about solving!
Bring your student ID, laptop and chargers, sleeping bag if you’re planning to sleep there
Bring a sleeping bag! We’ll try to keep some rooms quiet if you’re planning to stay the night.
We will have some hardware such as materials for 3D printing, however you should reach out if you’d like any specific hardware for the event and we’ll do our best to have it for you.
Unfortunately not this year, in the future we will consider it!
Unfortunately, no parking is available being that we’re in Boston. The build lab is right next to the BU Central station on the green line and uber/lyft is super cheap as well.
Sponsors will be able to interact with several students and understand their work dynamic and creativity much better than in a traditional job interview.
Sponsors can accelerate brand recognition to a key demographic– talented future leaders of industry and medicine. Provided as a part of sponsorship is brand awareness including sponsored keynotes, swag, meals, or booths.
Hackathons excel when used for high quality rapid user testing. Sponsors can provide their technology and allow hackers to innovate new ways to use them while also receiving feedback on their experience.