About Hacking 4 Health
The launch of Community Health Data Initiative by HHS and Institute of Medicine is exciting news for programmers interested in the development of health applications. Under this initiative, HHS and other government agencies are releasing vast amounts of health data developers can use to create applications that will help individuals and communities. HealthTap, in collaboration with Health 2.0, is thrilled to announce a Hackathon where developers can learn more about this initiative, gain deeper understanding of the available data sets and build innovative applications that use this data.
Java, Ruby, Python, PHP, mobile developers, coders and anyone who has a passion to code, hack and kluge applications that will free the accessibility and usefulness of government-shared data are urged to participate. Hackathoners will have an opportunity to learn about the data sets that have been released by the government and build a diverse set of applications that will show the power of open data, using several tools and resources that will be presented at the Hackathon.
Who should come to Hacking 4 Health
The Hackathon is open to all Coders, UI designers and Architects that are interested in exploring the treasure trove of health data and integrating it with other mashup data sources.
Hackers who are planning on taking part in the Health2.0 Developer Challenge announced by the Community Health Data Initiative should seriously consider attending this as it will prepare them well for the challenge.
This Hackathon is a great place to meet fellow hackers who share the passion for creating innovative health applications and get feedback/help on their projects.
The Hackathon is free for all participants.