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Johns Hopkins MedHacks 2020
We are recruiting a Gannon team to participate in Johns Hopkins MedHacks 2020. This is a fun event that gives students experience in a healthcare hackathon sponsored by one of the most preeminent healthcare organizations in the country. You can meet students from Gannon or from around the country from a multitude of disciplines. Registration is open until August 15th, and it is free to Gannon students, and prize money will be awarded to winning teams.
The event is a student-run, 36-hour multi- disciplinary healthcare hackathon that challenges participants to design solutions for the most pressing medical issues of our day. See details here.
It is being held virtually from September 4th through the 6th, and we'd like to form a team of Gannon Students. This is open to all students, no matter their status (undergraduate or graduate) or their majors.
Johns Hopkins is going to select the three topics, but they are likely to be around COVID-19 and other important healthcare topics that are currently a challenge in the industry. As a team, we can also come with our own idea for a project, and there are some in consideration that involve COVID-19 and require a mix of both hardware and software solutions.
On the first night of the event, participants are presented with the ideas for the three projects, and then they decide which one they want to work on. From there, the participants are divided by the three topic areas, and then they are further divided into teams of five. There is an introductory and team building exercise session with your teammates.
The next day, you start working with your team on solving the issue presented in your project. There are also workshops throughout the day that participants can join independently if they like. There will be some sessions on coding, if participants would like to learn more about it.
After the teams work on their project through the day on Saturday, they come back on Sunday to present to the judges. Teams can win up to $1,500 and there is a total of $9,750 available in prizes.
Here's a list of project winners from 2019.