The George Washington University
800 22nd St NW, Washington, DC
George Hacks is an innovation competition in which students compete to develop a solution for a predetermined need in the medical device market. The theme of the hackathon is: Affordable Medical Solutions.
Projects built at George Hacks will cater to various groups, such as pediatrics or geriatrics, with the aim to be financially accessible for low to middle income families. Students will compete to place in the top three teams for acknowledgment, prizes and possibly sponsorship.
Medical equipment companies often do not see low cost medical devices as a profitable market. When a patient does not have health insurance, or the device is not covered by insurance, patients will seek more affordable options. Too often, these options are unavailable or ineffective, resulting in an inability to properly meet patient’s medical needs. The lack of affordable medical devices increases patient recovery and healthcares expenses for individuals and tax payers. We challenge you to come up with innovative and affordable medical devices.
George Hacks: Assistive Devices is the first medical hackathon hosted by the George Washington University. We bring together the most innovative students from all kinds of fields for a 24-hour competition.
A medical hackathon is an innovation competition where students compete to develop the best solutions for a weakness in the medical device market for a chosen focus area. students will have 24-hours to design, build, and present solutions to pitches presented by the judges. The top three teams will win prizes!
Any student with a passion for innovation in healthcare! You do not have to be an engineer or even a science major! Open to undergraduate students in the DC, Maryland, Virginia area can apply to participate. Submit an application here. Please submit your resume and apply through the link provided by: March 20th, 2018. Any student with a passion for innovation in healthcare is welcome to apply! You do not have to be an engineer or even a science major!
It doesn't! George Hacks is free for all participants.
No. We want to focus on throwing the best event possible, not moving people around. Chances are there is another hackathon near you.
In the Science and Engineering Hall, at GW. Also known as 800 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20052
We're right next to the GWU / Foggy Bottom metro stop on the Blue, Silver, and Orange lines. There's also a parking garage under the building on H St. btween 22nd and 23rd streets - in the Science and Engineering building which has a $12 weekend daily maximum.
Hack through the night! We'll have some gender seperated dark silent rooms but bring your own sleeping bag and pillow.
Come anyway! There will be time to form teams if you don't have one. And we're sure everyone has something to contribute.
Prizes will be announced at a later date. In addition to their prize, each of the top three teams will receive medals from Major League Hacking, MLH.
Bring a valid student ID, anything you need to build your project like a laptop, toiletries, a change of cloths, optionally a sleeping bag and pillow if you plan to take a nap. Surge protectors are a good idea too.
No, that's not fair. We want nice fresh projects picked straight from the field, none of those old ones that ripened on the truck.
Up to 4 people per a team is usually most effective.
Yes. Our event will be governed by MLH's Code of Conduct.
We will have two rounds of judging. The first round is a Showcase of all projects that will last an hour. The top six teams will be chosen to continue to the second round. The second round will be judged by a panel of judges made up of GWU professors and a selection of sponsors. They will choose the top three teams who will receive medals and prizes.
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Check in will be at 9:00 AM on March 24 at the Foggy Bottom campus of GW.
|9:45 AM||Opening ceremony and pitches|
|11:00 AM||Team formation and pitch selection|
|11:30 AM||Grab lunch and start hacking|
|2:00 PM||Sponsored Talks|
|9:00 PM||Workshops and snacks|
|12:00 AM||Midnight Snacks||SEH Overflow|
|6:30 AM||Coffee and early bird breakfast|
|11:00 AM||First Round Judging|
|2:00 PM||Final Round Judging|
|3:00 PM||Awards and closing ceremony||Lehman Auditorium|