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Have problems? HealthHack wants you!

In October, a group of medical researchers, health practitioners and software creators will gather for HealthHack, a three-day event to brainstorm solutions to problems in healthcare and medical research.


Participants in the 2015 HealthHack brainstorming solutions to problems.
Participants in the 2015 HealthHack brainstorming solutions to problems.

Scientists often create vast amounts of data, but don’t always have good ways to analyse, visualise and communicate it. HealthHack will bring together software developers, user experience designers, data analysts and visualisers to work directly with researchers to create new and better tools for engaging with data.

HealthHack will be held from Friday 14 October to Sunday 16 October in capital cities across Australia. The Perth event will again be held at Curtin, after a successful event in 2015 attended by a number of Curtin researchers.

HealthHack is currently looking for ‘problem owners’.
HealthHack is currently looking for ‘problem owners’.

Before the Hack weekend:

  • People submit a challenge (problem owners).
  • Coaches help problem owners prepare.
  • Participants get involved.

HealthHack is currently looking for problem owners, that is, researchers who are interested in presenting their research problems/challenges for consideration by HealthHack organisers. Some examples of problems at the 2015 HealthHack can be seen here.

If you are interested in submitting a problem to HealthHack, or would like more information, you can email the organisers. HealthHack is an Open Knowledge Foundation Australia event.