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HackGT, in partnership with BME Learning Commons, is excited to host our first ever Healthtech Hackathon!

Students from the Atlanta area, of all majors, are welcome to apply.

With our resources -- mentors, workshops, and a place to work -- we look forward to seeing your ideas come to life.

During this event, you will be working with teams of up to four people to create a minimum viable product or a prototype. Your project can be either hardware or software focused, or a good mix of the two.

Schedule

Friday, November 3rd

7:00PM - 7:30PM Participant Registration + Dinner
7:30PM - 8:00PM Opening Ceremonies
8:00PM - 8:30PM Track Information
8:30PM - 9:00PM Team Formation
9:00PM Hacking Begins &
MVP Prototyping Workshop
(by Nevarda Smith)

Saturday, November 4th

3:00AM Intro to Android Workshop
(by Sujeeth Jinesh)
8:30AM Breakfast
10:00AM Designing Hardware Solutions in Healthcare
(by Kamil Makhnejia)
11:30AM UX Design Workshop
(by ExpressScripts)
1:30PM Lunch
3:00PM Virtual Reality and IoT: Interacting with the Changing World
(by Jared Rhodes)
6:30PM Dinner
9:00PM Hacking Ends
9:30PM-10:30PM Judging & Expo
10:30PM-11:00PM Closing Ceremonies

Tracks

Prizes

$100 gift cards will be awarded to teams that win first place in any of the four tracks! There's also a sponsor prize!

Best UX receives an Apple Watch, sponsored by Express Scripts

FAQ

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an invention marathon where people work in groups to build hardware and software projects ranging from simple websites to motion controlled drones. At this hackathon, you will be working in teams of up to four people to create projects within our tracks.

What if I don’t have a team?

We will have a mixer at the start of the event to help you find a team! Additionally, we will be making a Facebook group for attendees to share their ideas and find a team before the event.

How long is the hackathon?

The hackathon will begin on November 3rd at 7pm and will end on November 4th at 9pm.

Where is it?

The event will be held on Georgia Tech’s campus, in the Ford, Whitaker, and Marcus buildings.

Check-in will be in the Marcus Nanotechnology Building

Who can participate?

This year’s event is for 18 years or older college students in the Atlanta area.

Will my travel be reimbursed?

Unfortunately, we will be unable to reimburse travel this year.

What kind of materials or hardware will be provided?

You can find a current list of hardware here

We will have the BME Maker Space available for hackers to use, and if you would like to request specific hardware, you may do so in your application.

More to be added soon!

Can I mentor?

Yes! Individuals who are not participating are more than welcome to register as a mentor here.

Sponsors