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Health Hack 2015 : A data hack for medical research problems

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October 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
October 25, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
The Labs
Level 3, 315 Brunswick St
0400 115 925

Health Hack 2015 : A data hack for medical research problems

October 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - October 25, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

HealthHack 2015

HealthHack is back for 2015 – & it’s a national event! Participate in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney!

Want to help medical researchers improve the lives of people with disease?


Want to work on interesting, worthy research problems in the real world? Challenge yourself? Showcase your skills, or learn new ones?

Spend a weekend helping scientists working on important problems.

HealthHack is open to everyone and anyone. From data visualisaters, designers and UX’ers, through to web developers and hard core application developers. Pull a team together to tackle some fascinating problems in medical research. Build your own mashups, data visualisions and apps.

HealthHack is about having fun and learning, regardless of your level of expertise. From first year university students through to hardened developers, everyone who gets involved will come away from the weekend with something new, whether it be code, content, an idea or new contacts.

Medical researchers create enormous amounts of data, but don’t always have good ways to analyse, visualise and communicate it. Come make that happen. 

The kinds of people we need: data analysts, data visualisers, problem solvers, software developers, testers, business analysts, story teller, data journalists, communicators of complex concepts.


Team VizMyGrant 2014 HH Melb Winners

(Team VizMyGrant – 2014 Melbourne HealthHack winners)


We’ll have on hand:

  • Data/problem “owners” and mentors from a range of technology backgrounds
  • Facilitators to help teams focus and move forward throughout the event
  • Copious amounts of power, WIFI, food & caffeine
  • A range of developer tools and support throughout the 48 hours


More information at healthhack.com.au


HealthHack is an open and free event made possible by generous sponsors.

Please note that by participating you agree to abide by the Open Knowledge Foundation Australia code of conduct and to release the products of the event under an open license that allows reuse, commerical use, remixing and redistribution (such as the MIT License). Please also note that, although the event is open, protections exist for background IP brought to the event, and future commercialisation of products remains possible.





 Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

No – but keep in mind there will be alcohol at the event. If you’re under 18, please keep away from the booze. Be responsible.

Also remember this is not the best learning environment – things will move pretty fast. 


What should I bring?

Bring your laptop (+ charger) and a lot of enthusiasm.


Will there be food?

Yes! Vegetarians, vegans, glucose and lactose intolerances will be catered for. Please tell us if you have any dietary requirements. Here’s how things will work:

Friday night: we’ll provide dinner and drinks

Saturday and Sunday: Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided throughout the day

Saturday night: fend for yourself

Sunday night: dinner and drinks provided

Coffee will be available throughout. 



RiverCity Labs is wheelchair accessible, as are the toilets. Please let us know if we can help with accessibility in any way. 



Unfortunately we cannot offer childcare at HealthHack in Brisbane. If your child/ren can keep themselves occupied they’re welcome to come along, but be aware we will not take responsibility for their welfare. Keep in mind alcohol is present at both venues.


Is this the kind of hackathon where we work through the night?

No. Go home, sleep, shower, and take care of yourself. We’ll see you in the morning, bright and refreshed.


Can I sort out my team before I arrive?

Definitely. Give some thought to the advertised problems, ask questions, and talk amongst yourselves. 


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

E: info@healthhack.com.au or TWEET: @okfnau. Simple!