Hacking for health - 5th-7th October 2018

Hackathon about expressing, documenting and examining the complexities of health and wellbeing.

Friday, 5th October 2018
MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit

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Hacking for Health is an exciting 48-hour event connecting software engineers, graphic designers and other creatives to develop innovative software, tools and visualisations about the complex nature of the major challenges in public health.

We have amazing prizes for the winning teams. Refreshments will be provided throughout the weekend. 


All developers, designers and other creatives are welcome! Please tell us a little bit about your background when registering. Please note that places are limited and we will endeavour to confirm these as soon as possible. 


Our top prize for the winning team is £500 in Amazon vouchers! The second place team gets £250 in Amazon vouchers. Both winning and second place teams (10 team members in total) will also get a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro (value of each award is $375.00).

Additionally, all participants will get access to Wolfram|One for thirty days. Wolfram|One includes both Desktop and Cloud access, full access to the Wolfram Language and Knowledgebase, FreeCDF Deployment, 5000 Wolfram|Alpha API calls, 5000 Cloud Credits, 2 installations per user and 2 GB of Cloud Storage. The value of this access is $25.00 per user.

When and where? 

The event will start on Friday 5th of October at 3:30pm and continue to Sunday 7th of October (presentations and awards 3pm-5pm). Our venue is the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit offices in Glasgow city centre: 

Top floor, 200 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3AX

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Starts: Friday, October 5th 2018

Timezone: Europe/London
Bookings close: October 3rd 2018


MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
University of Glasgow, Top floor
200, Renfield Street

G2 3QB
United Kingdom

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This event is organized by MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit.

Telephone 0141 353 7500
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