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HTF Code-a-thon: Platforms for the Underserved

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Do you want to tackle the BIG problems? Are you ready to change someone's life? The Health Technology Forum's Code-a-thon "Platforms for the Underserved" is your opportunity! Bringing the best and the brightest together to move the needle on some of our most important problems today, this Code-a-thon will let you make lasting connections, flex your creative muscles and make a product you can be proud of AND famous for creating.

Here's our recipe for making HTF's Code-a-thon a life-changing weekend:

Ingredients - coders, patients, clinical providers, artists and designers. In other words, people with a passion for what they do.

Mix together - pre-event-planning and stage-setting by San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco Mayor's Office of Innovation, and representative from the San Mateo Medical Center.

Whip up - production by the wide-ranging and deep connections that the Health Technology Forum's executive, staff, and members offer.

Throw in - inspiring and insider information for participants to get you up and running fast on health tech's pitfalls and potential. On-site experts available for curbside advice during the event.

Serve up - venture capital-style presentations to a panel of judges spanning the range from IDEO, tech experts, bus developers, venture capital, patient advocates and hands-on providers.

The cherry? Sponsorship by the California Healthcare Foundation (, cash prizes (1st Prize- $5K, 2nd Prize- $1K, 3rd Prize- $500).

Schedule - no we'll not let you sleep at the venue but you'll have access on Saturday (8AM-5PM) and Sunday (9AM-6PM). Snacks, coffee/tea, and lunch will be provided. A reception is scheduled after the judging on Sunday.

Organizer and Moderator-

Dr. Jan Gurley, MD- Physician, San Francisco DPH Judges-

Euan Thompson, PhD, VC- Khosla Ventures Aleksey Novicov, Design Consultant- UX and mHealth Dr. Mike Hogarth, MD, Physician and Professor- UC Davis Nancy Hall, CIO- CEP America Shervin Majd, PhD, Partner- Vodafone xone Incubation Amy Tenderich, Patient Advocate- Pronoy Saha, Organizer- Health Technology Forum Coordinators-

Pronoy Saha, Organizer- Health Technology Forum Alvin Wang, Consulting Startup CTO Advisors-

Dr. Mike Aratow, MD, CMIO- San Mateo Medical Center Dr. Mike Hogarth, MD, Physician and Professor- UC Davis Winners will be presented at the Health Technology Forum's Innovation Conference on Friday, April 19 at UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. NPR's Tech Nation will be moderating a panel at the conference which will be aired worldwide.


Although driving is an option, the building happens to be very accessible via public transit.

BART/Muni (lite rail): Get off at Civic Center station.

Nearby Muni Bus Lines: 6, 9, 9L, 21, 71, 71L


If you do decide to drive, here are your options for parking.

1. Outdoor parking lot. There are two Pay-to-Park lots at Polk Street and Hayes, before you hit Market Street. They are both located on the west side of Polk Street.

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When you arrive, you will see the main entrance marked by 3 glass doors.

Do not enter through these doors. Instead, walk to the first set of glass doors about 20 yards from the front entrance of this main/Historic lobby.

Enter through these doors and there will be check-in table waiting for you. Check-in and obtain a visitor pass from security. Finally, proceed to the elevators which will take you to the 4th floor.

Once out of the elevator, locate the green exit sign and walk towards the passageway. Make a left, and Runway will be before you!

To register for the Innovation Conference on April 19 go to: