Hacking Health: Create a mobile app for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Want to use technology to change health care? Then you don't want to miss HackDC 2015!

This fall 250+ university students (along with a few corporate teams) will gather in the Washington, DC Metro area to focus their creativity and coding skills for 36 hours on a great cause: developing mobile apps for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans.

Work with clinical experts and veterans to develop solutions that link to a test instance of the VA's electronic health record while taking advantage of leading-edge software and hardware tools. There will be free food, showers, prizes, API workshops, and fun activities. Make new friends and meet technology vendors, sponsors, and federal healthcare leaders.

For more information or to sign up, go to www.hackdc.com. If you'd like to volunteer to help out, or are a clinician or veteran, please sign up at volunteers.hackdc.com.

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Prizes

$5,500 in prizes

Best Mobile Application for Non-Professionals

$1,500 prize for the best mobile app for non-professionals (patients, families, friends) that addresses PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). For judging criteria and other rules, please go to www.hackdc.com/rules.

Best Mobile Application for Professionals

$1,500 prize for the best mobile app for professionals (physicians, psychologists, clinical staff) that addresses PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). For judging criteria and other rules, please go to www.hackdc.com/rules.

Most Impressive Technical Hack

$1,000 prize for the most impressive technical hack in a mobile app that addresses PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). For judging criteria and other rules, please go to www.hackdc.com/rules.

Best Overall Hack

$1,000 prize for the best overall hack in a mobile app that addresses PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). For judging criteria and other rules, please go to www.hackdc.com/rules.

People’s Choice

$500 prize for the people's choice in a mobile app that addresses PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). For judging criteria and other rules, please go to www.hackdc.com/rules.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Over 18 years of age.
  • Undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate student at an accredited university.
  • Corporations or organizations can also enter teams, but they are only eligible for recognition, not for cash prizes.

For more information, please go to www.hackdc.com.

Requirements

At HackDC 2015, an in-person hackathon, a Submission is defined as a mobile application, a link to working source code at the ChallengePost Website, the Application login credential, a written text description, and a presentation slide deck.

For more information about the rules, please go to www.hackdc.com/rules.

Judges

To be determined

To be determined

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Includes creativity and uniqueness of the idea. For the complete rules, please go to www.hackdc.com/rules.
  • Design
    Includes the extent to which the Application is polished, visually appealing, and usable by its intended users. For the complete rules, please go to www.hackdc.com/rules.
  • Effective Use of Technology
    Includes the extent to which the Application effectively utilizes provided APIs and tools. For the complete rules, please go to www.hackdc.com/rules.
  • Utility and Impact
    Includes the uniqueness of the integration and the extent to which the Application impacts its intended users. For the complete rules, please go to www.hackdc.com/rules.
  • Clinical Applicability
    Extent to which the Application potentially addresses post-traumatic stress disorder. For the complete rules, please go to www.hackdc.com/rules.