Are you interested in improving your teamwork and creative thinking skills? EMP is hosting Health IT, a hackathon about solving health-related issues. Our hackathon takes place over the span of 4 days, from the afternoon of Friday, January 15 to the morning of Monday, January 18th. Participants will be able to cooperate with their teammates to pick a solvable issue related to the topic and create their own innovative, tech-related product to solve the issue!
During the hackathon, teams will research, design, and create their product. There will also be student-driven workshops, giving the participants a chance to learn about technical skills and soft skills to aid their product.
Anyone may participate in this hackathon. There are no limits for age and location, however, the team size max is 5 members. There are 2 divisions, one for 4-7th graders and the other will be 8-12th graders. OUR HACKATHON REGISTRATION HAS ALREADY ENDED. ONLY SIGN-UP IF YOU HAVE FILLED OUT THE HACKATHON REGISTRATION FORM.
You may submit a video of your presentation(8 mins max) including your project, or you may just submit the project and give the presentation live(8 mins max, 3 mins for questions). You must submit your project by Monday Jan. 18th by 11:00AM.
$500 in prizes
First Place Award (2)
Second Place Award (3)
Third Place Award
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Participants’ awareness of other attempts to solve the same problem they are, and how the team positions their hackathon entry. Does it pull something off that hasn’t been pulled off before? Does it do something new and unique?
How well did the team work together? How were specific situations/differences in ideas handled? How were conflicts situated? How well is the code organized?
Can the project be realistically completed in real life? Has the team planned too much or too little?
How confident is the team in their project? Do they speak clearly and confidently? Is there coordination between the team members?