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Need for Speed Hackathon

  • Venture Café, 5th floor CIC Cambridge One Broadway Cambridge, MA 02142 (map)

Calling all Designers, coders, engineers, hackers, makers, experts, founders and engineers…LET’S HACK!

Together on Saturday and Sunday, April 7th and 8th, we will build innovative and fast applications that will positively impact the Boston community. Over the course of the weekend, attendees will compete for $10,000 in cash and prizes with access to free workshops, keynote speakers, and innovation sessions.

This hackathon is hosted by Computer Management Group and Health Innovators and is open to developers, entrepreneurs, marketers, and the “code-curious” as an opportunity to learn and compete!


The Challenges

Challenge 1: Pop Health and Patient Engagement

Technology has the power to connect patients and doctors, accelerate research, and bring data to life. What else can it do? How can AI, IoT devices and chatbots better serve the healthcare industry? How can we draw new knowledge from electronic health records? How can social networks work to combat opioid addiction? Participants in this challenge should develop a solution that can improve population health or patient engagement.

Challenge 2: The Data Around Us

All around us, connected devices are collecting massive amounts of data. Whether it’s from a car, drone, bot, cell phone, or thermostat, the data keeps coming. For this challenge, participants should apply AI, machine learning, and deep Learning techniques to utilize IoT data to solve a problem you are passionate about. Challengers may wish to use cloud computing, GPUs, blockchain, and high-performance computing to create a fast and secure solution.

Single Day Challenge

At the end of the first day, we will host a UX Pitch Competition where competitors will pitch their solutions and show off the UX and wireframes for their ideas for the chance to win a $250 Gift Card. There will be a winner in each Overall Challenge Category.


Click here for more information and to register. 

Earlier Event: April 7
Boston Terrible Ideas Hackathon