[BioNLP] Columbia DBMI + Health2.0 Code-a-thon: Health Hacking and Big Data

Noemie Elhadad noemie at dbmi.columbia.edu
Fri Jan 13 09:38:23 EST 2012


Health Hacking and Big Data at Columbia University

Date: Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29

Location: Diana Center, Barnard College at Columbia University; 3009 Broadway (Broadway at 117th Street), New York, NY 10027 (map)

Price: FREE

Big-Data in Health: For the first time, we’re beginning to see technologies intelligently mine, archive, present and visualize massive data-sets. The ability to make sense of high volumes information in a way that will ultimately influence health care decisions of both providers and patients alike has become an informatic holly grail  -- Indu Subayia, CEO Health 2.0

Health 2.0 has teamed up with the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University (DBMI) for this inaugural two-day competition.  The event aims to bringing together developers, designers, innovators, informaticists and entrepreneurs to build exciting new applications and tools to improve health care. We are expecting students from the community as well as technologists from the NYC area for this fun weekend of creative health hacking! 

The Code-a-thon will be taking place with the help of the The Athena Center for Leadership Studies, a program committed to making it and Barnard College a place where established and upcoming female entrepreneurs go to for research, resources, skills, and support. Along with plenty of networking opportunities, the event will also feature a number of expert speakers who will discuss cutting edge issues in health technology and how you can get involved in this exciting new field. The event will culminate in a judging session with the best creations taking home a cash prize!

HOW DO I REGISTER?
Registration is FREE but spots are filling quickly so register ASAP.  You can register HERE. 

WILL THERE BE FOOD?
We will provide you with fuel all day. Just bring yourself, your laptops and your brainpower.

HOW DO I GET THERE?
The event will take place at Banard College's Diana Center, located in New York, NY. 

Driving directions
Public transit
Parking
Local accommodations

AGENDA:
Saturday
9:00 - Doors Open / Breakfast
9:30 - Welcome remarks / Keynote 
9:45 - Idea pitches
10:30 - Teams self-form and Coding begins! 
11:00 - A series of presentations from Health Tech experts
12:00 - Lunch
5:00 - First day of coding concludes
7:00 - Networking event at local bar
Sunday
10:00 - Short welcome remarks and coding continues
1:00 - Lunch
4:00 - Final presentations and judging
6:00 - Winners Announced!

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