Health 2.0 and the Lucile Packard Foundation Announce New Online Developer Challenge

Health 2.0 and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health are proud to announce the launch of the Local Children’s Data: Making it Engaging, Fun, and Inspiring Developer Challenge.

The Local Children’s Data challenge is sponsored by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and is presented as part of the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge. The Packard Foundation, with its long-standing history of supporting children’s health care and well being, has asked developers to create an application that will engage those who may not be familiar with the data surrounding children’s health.

Teams are asked to use data sets from kidsdata.org, a project of the Lucile Packard Foundation, when creating their application. An ideal submission would incorporate the available data to create a tool that allows users to easily research children’s health data for a specific community or region, and could also be used as a template to catalog other important children’s issues.

Submissions are due Wednesday, April 20, 2011 and will be judged on the application’s ability to convey data in a compelling way, while using great design to create a pleasant user experience. The first place winner will receive $3,000 and free admission to the Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco September 26-27, 2011. Depending on submissions, there may also be a $1,000 second place prize.

In addition to this challenge, there are five others currently taking submissions on the Health 2.0 Online Challenge website. For those of you who like to see really rapid results, check out our three upcoming Live Code-a-thons – all happening before February 19th!

For more information on the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge, see here.

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