We bring motivated people from diverse professional and educational backgrounds together to solve important problems in healthcare and medical research.
HealthHack is a national event that helps medical researchers, health professionals and students find solutions to their important problems. Domain experts are invited to pitch their ideas to talented hackers who form into small groups around each idea based on their interests and skills. Each expert works closely with their group for 48 hours in a friendly and productive environment before presenting their masterpiece on the final night.
Everyone is welcome to participate in HealthHack. We understand the importance of cross-disciplinary networks and relationships and we believe that working in diverse groups encourages cross pollination of ideas and the development of innovative new solutions. HealthHack provides an opportunity to spend time with people who are passionate about health and medical research, education, science, software development, engineering and design.
For researchers and healthcare professionals, HealthHack can help you to create a proof of concept for a particular idea, to reimagine an existing concept or to create something truly inspiring.
For hackers, it's a great opportunity to hone your skills and make new connections, to work directly on interesting problems with domain experts, and to gain a deeper understanding of healthcare and medical research.
HealthHack is an event run by Open Knowledge Australia and has been held annually since its inception in 2013. HealthHack 2016 begins on Friday evening on the 14th October in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. We will be providing food, drinks, power, bandwidth and child care at all sites. And as always, HealthHack is free (as in beer).