HealthHack, organised by the Open Knowledge Foundation, Melbourne, will bring together medical research scientists and people with technical skills to explore problems together and find some real solutions. It will run over the weekend of October 26-27 (team formation on the evening of Friday 25th) at ThoughtWorks, Melbourne - we'll have lots of food, caffeine and wifi!
Example problems include:
- I use multiple online data sets but don't have a good way of knowing when I have looked at all the available information. I'd like an intuitive search panel that allows me to select exactly what I need, and report back all the relevant results
- I generate vast quantities of data; I would like a visualisation panel that lets me quickly and easily compare multiple data sets against each other
- I regularly search for information about disease occurrence; I'd like a tool that reports on aspects of previous research, e.g. statistical significance, number of patients, number of trials.
More information is here:
http://au.okfn.org/2013/09/21/healthhack and you can register here: http://healthhackmelb.eventbrite.com