Past Meetup

DementiaHack w/ the British Consulate General

This Meetup is past

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DementiaHack is an international hackathon produced by the British Consulate-General Toronto and HackerNest (https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/toronto-hackathon-to-target-dementia-challenges-with-innovative-ideas) that brings together the brightest minds in dementia management, patient care, and healthcare technology to tackle the most pressing challenges faced by caregivers and people with dementia.

Not content to just "raise awareness", the British government is committed to developing the hardware and software prototypes that emerge into tangible, lasting solutions that dementia patients/caregivers will actually benefit from. In addition to cool take-home prizes, winners will go on a UK/Canada roadshow to demo their hacks to major organizations and healthcare conferences.

Dementia affects almost a million people in the UK alone and over 35.6 million people worldwide. This hackathon gives developers, designers, and health professionals a chance to work on needed solutions to a ballooning global concern – improving care around dementia, a major cause of disability and dependency.

Platforms/devices: This hackathon is all about building something that actually helps people with dementia and their caregivers. You can bring/build any demo-able platform/device that fits the theme. Read/research a ton, be independent. You are responsible for knowing and setting up your IDEs, SDKs, APIs, and every other acronym. Assume there will be no help from anyone (even though we'll have mentors). Be prepared!

Teams: Max 5 people. We'll do more team matching on Fri/Sat, but sign up at http://hckrn.st/dhteams to form teams (everyone will need to be on there for judging anyway). Get familiar!

*Note: Film/photos may end up on press and promo materials. If you're not okay with that, you may wear a mask (http://hckrn.st/youmaywearamask).

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PRIZES (more info soon)

Grand Prize (1x)

Winning team gets flown (http://hckrn.st/1nyXD0L) around on a UK/Canada roadshow
to demo at healthcare conferences and major companies
+ 4 years of free Linode (http://linode.com/) service
+ Demo at the HackerNest Toronto September Tech Social (http://www.meetup.com/HackerNest/events/182948702/)
+ Demo at Hacking Health Cafe (http://www.hackinghealth.ca/about/cafe/): earth's largest healthcare hacker community!

Runner-Up (2x)

2 years of free Linode service
+ Demo at Hacking Health Cafe

Other prizes:
- Best Design: consulting session with Pivot Design Group (http://pivotdesigngroup.com/)
- consulting sessions with Normative (http://normative.com/)
- 5x Raspberry Pi (http://raspberrypi.org/)
- 5x Ubi (http://theubi.com/)
...more coming soon!

Officially, there's only one grand prize. But consider this.

What if EIGHT amazing teams emerge with cracking, impactful, commercially-viable prototypes? Sure, only one team will get their flights paid for. But does that mean the government will totally ignore the other seven? Not bloody likely. That'd be daft and against their mandate, since the whole point of this is to get more products out there helping people.

So forget about the "THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE WINNER" rubbish. That's arbitrary. Show up. Don't just build for a prize; build for the person whose life you're going to help make better. Build something that takes the biscuit; something so brill that it'd be barmy NOT to support you, grand prize or otherwise.

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SPONSORS

Our sponsors are awesome: they actually care about helping people and making the world a better place. Thank you! Please email sponsorship@hackernest.com for sponsorship info.

Platinum Sponsor and Official Platform Host

Linode (http://www.eventbrite.com/linode.com): SSD Cloud Hosting for everyone!

Gold Sponsors

Ontario Brain Institute (http://www.eventbrite.com/braininstitute.ca): Nonprofit Neuroscience Research Centre!

GitHub (http://www.eventbrite.com/github.com): Social Code Collaboration, Review, and Management!

Silver Sponsor

ADASS: (http://www.eventbrite.com/adass.org.uk) The Voice of Adult Social Care!

PARTNERS

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VENUE

PALS

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ORGANIZERS

DementiaHack is produced by the UK Science and Innovation Network (a division of the British Government) in collaboration with HackerNest (a grassroots nonprofit that builds local tech communities around the world).

In terms of credibility:

- HackerNest runs Canada's largest tech meetups/hackathons.

- The British government runs Britain.

CONSTANTLY UPDATED SCHEDULE (Toronto)

Friday, September 12th

9:00am - registration
10:00am - opening keynote, presentations from caregivers, clinicians, researchers
1:00pm - lunch
2:00pm - breakout sessions, workshops, roundtables
6:00pm - dinner
7:00pm - ideation, team matching, etc.

Saturday, September 13th

8:00am - registration / breakfast
9:30am - welcome note, instructions
10:30am - team matching chaos
11:30am - hackathon start
12:30pm - lunch
7:00pm - dinner

Sunday, September 14th

7:00am - breakfast
11:30am - hackathon stop; pre-demos with mentors,
12:30pm - demos and judging
2:00pm - prizing / close

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JUDGES

Dr. Arlene Astell
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health; University of Toronto
Research Chair, Community Management of Dementia

Robin Toop
HackerNest
Director of Technology

SPEAKERS AND MENTORS

Dr. Shiva Amiri
Ontario Brain Institute
Manager, Informatics and Analytics

Dr. Zayna Khayat
MaRs
Senior Adviser, Health Systems Innovation

Helen Kontozopolous
University of Toronto
Lecturer & Special Projects, Entrepreneurship

Gail Elliott
Dementiability
CEO & Founder

Dr. Lisa Loiselle
University of Waterloo Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program
Associate Director of Research

Dr. Elaine Wiersma
Lakehead University
Associate Professor

Phil Caffery
Alzheimer's Society of Ontario
Public Policy & Programs Analyst

Jen Boger
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Research Manager

Joanna Holley
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health
Behavior Therapist

Dr. Ron Baecker
TAGlab, University of Toronto
Director

Sylvia Davidson
Baycrest
Occupational Therapy Practice Chief

...more coming soon!

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RULES

Simple: be considerate, use common sense, and don't be an idiot. Specific to this hackathon:
- teams of up to 5 hackers
- fresh code only
- demos must be functional demos, not slideshows/mockups
- participants must have excellent personal hygiene

Students: Free.
Refunds: Sorry, can't. Hackathons are expensive.

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ABOUT US

The UK Science & Innovation Network (https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/uk-science-and-innovation-network) (SIN), funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, engages with local science and innovation communities in support of UK policy overseas, creating strategic relationships to harness the value of science and innovation discoveries, leading to mutual UK and host-country benefits.

HackerNest (http://hackernest.com/about-2/) is a nonprofit that builds local tech communities around the world and empowers them with more relevant/accessible tech education - our holistic approach to poverty alleviation. We run Tech Socials (http://hackernest.com/cities), hackathons, and a marketplace (https://learn.hackernest.com/) for tech education. We ran Canada's largest hackathon (at the time) in 2012 and the country's largest hardware hackathon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3sfvUo9lnU&feature=youtu.be) in 2014. Down-to-earth and notoriously unpretentious, HackerNest splinter cells (a cooler way of saying 'chapters') run events in 16 cities, 9 countries, 4 continents.

Please email sponsorship@hackernest.com (https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&to=sponsorship@hackernest.com) if you're interested in supporting us.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFO

Here's a collection of information for you to start preparing for DementiaHack. Yours to use or not use. Please check back as we update this section.

VID: Brenda Hounam - living with dementia (http://youtu.be/hoYw_gdz_MA)

WEB: Living with dementia (http://www.livingwithdementia.uwaterloo.ca/index.html)

PDF: Abstracts on dementia research (pdf) (http://hackernest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/DementiaHack-Research-Abstracts.pdf)

PDF: Wighton, person with dementia - story 1 (http://hackernest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Wighton-person-with-dementia-story-1.pdf)
PDF: Wighton, person with dementia - story 2 (http://hackernest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Wighton-person-with-dementia-story-2.pdf)
PDF: Wighton, person with dementia - story 3 (http://hackernest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Wighton-person-with-dementia-story-3.pdf)
Narratives written by people living with dementia. Offers insight into the context and experience of living with dementia from an insider’s perspective.

PDF: My name is not Dementia - quality of life indicators (http://hackernest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/My-name-is-not-Dementia-quality-of-life-indicators.pdf)
List of quality of life indicators as determined by people living with dementia who participated in a research study. Particular focus on people with severe dementia and people with dementia from visible minorities.

PDF: Mapping the dementia journey (http://hackernest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Mapping-the-Dementia-Journey.pdf)
Report by the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario gathering the first hand experiences of people living with dementia who must navigate changing relationships and community; healthcare systems; changes and adaptations; and self-care. Contains extensive qualitative data (quotes) from people with dementia on these subjects.

XLS: Dementia Assessment and Referral data collection, May 2014 (xls) | UK NHS (https://www.dropbox.com/s/z55bcb10d7qxcu7/Dementia%20Assessment%20and%20Referral%20data%20collection%20May%202014.csv?m=)
Contains data on the number of cases identified as dementia cases, the number of cases given a full diagnostic assessment, and the number of cases referred for further treatment

XLS: Dementia prevalance and diagnosis Data (xls) | Health/Social Care Info Centre (https://www.dropbox.com/s/h5ibqoobd4ctjls/Dementia%20prevalance%20and%20diagnosis%20data.xlsx?m=)

Contains data on the number of cases of dementia diagnosed by clinics (called practices) in relation to the total number of patients served. Contains the percentage of the population living with dementia, including changes in this number over time
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/h5ibqoobd4ctjls/Dementia%20prevalance%20and%20diagnosis%20data.xlsx?m=)

PDF: Estimating the future number of cases for dementia (pdf) | MHO Brief (https://www.dropbox.com/s/5jqtl1wz449enh8/Estimating%20the%20future%20number%20of%20cases%20of%20Dementia.pdf)
Contains a summary and analysis of the projected rates of increase in dementia, while the excel document (below) contains the raw numbers used to draw the analysis in the PDF.

XLS: Estimating the Future Numbers of Dementia - Additional Tables (xls) | MHO (https://www.dropbox.com/s/uz4oxriraz7f88h/NAD%20Case%20note%20data%202012%20England.csv)

XLS: NAD Case note data 2012 England (xls) | National Audit, UK (https://www.dropbox.com/s/uz4oxriraz7f88h/NAD%20Case%20note%20data%202012%20England.csv)

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