Hokie Health Code-a-thon

The Hokie Health Code-a-Thon 2012 will take place on April 13 and 14 in Blacksburg, Virginia. The two-day coding competition will bring together teams of student and professional developers to create innovative solutions to improve healthcare.  The winning project will receive $2,500 and five runner-up projects will receive $500.

Roanoke – Blacksburg is a regional medical hub in Southwest Virginia and is quickly becoming a center for educating the next generation health care innovators.  Led by Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic, the region is home to leading healthcare and educational organizations including the VTC Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, and Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The Hokie Health Code-a-thon 2012 will leverage world-class student and professional software development talent with healthcare IT expertise to innovate and create solutions to healthcare problems. The event will draw over 75 physicians, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, students and enthusiasts that want to change the world and improve healthcare – all during an intense and enjoyable 2 days of hacking, developing, innovating and creating.  The event will feature a number of excellent tech talks and buzz-worthy speakers discussing cutting edge issues in technology. The event the will culminate in a judging session with the best creations taking home cash prizes of $ 3,000 (and bragging rights).

The first day of the Code-a-Thon will feature a number of expert speakers, including Aneesh Chopra (Innovation in Health IT), Eric Ries (Launching a Lean Startup), and our own Matthew Holt (Commercializing Health IT). Following these talks, teams will present their proposals.  The Code-a-Thon will conclude on Sunday with final presentations, a live judging session and an awards ceremony. The top six teams will take home prizes.

For more information, visit the Health Hokie Code-a-Thon Page and register for the event.

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