Live from the Boston Code-a-thon
Today, Heath 2.0 has partnered with MAKE and will be taking over an entire floor of the Microsoft NERD Center for the first ever Boston Code-a-thon! We’ll be providing Boston researchers, developers and designers the opportunity to take on some of healthcare’s most pressing issues in an 8 hour competition of non-stop coding action! This is a FREE event so feel free to stop by at any point today. However, if you can’t join us in person, you can still watch two live video streams!
Opening Presentations at 9:30a EST
Live Demos at 5:30p EST
- John Brownstein is an epidemiologist from Harvard Children’s Hospital who has studied diseases as varied as malaria, dengue, HIV, West Nile virus, Lyme disease, RSV and influenza. A member of his team is going to be speaking about his work with HealthMap, a site that brings together a variety of data to provide a comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health.
- Greg Borenstein from NYU’s ITP School will be giving a tutorial on ways to program the Kinect using Processing and Open Frameworks. He’ll also be providing sample code for all devices and explaining how they can be applied to health.
- John Luciani from Wiblock will do a walking through how to use the various goodies MAKE is supplying for the event: Arduinos, sensor, modules and so forth. He’s also got some code demos teams can use for their projects.
- Far McKon from Bug Labs is bringing some really cool gear — 5 complete BUGBundles! The heart of the kit it is the ‘Bug Base’ which has built in wifi, bluetooth, and battery. Each kit has a general IO module (the Von Hippel), GPS, and a camera + accelerometer module. And sample code to use all of them, naturally.