“Transforming Ageing” Hackathon
Rethinking access to and delivery of health and social care services in the home
Register today – only 52 places available!
The SoCaTel project has engaged with a range of people who have a legitimate interest in older adults’ long term care services. Over a recent two week period, health care professionals, nurses, care assistants, older persons, researchers and policy makers co-created on SoCaTel’s online platform. The ideas generated from this innovative collaboration have the potential to influence future development of older persons’ services and now need to be brought to life!
How does it work?
The Hackathon is organised as a contest between multi-skilled teams, the winner of which will have conceptualised and developed the best prototype of the ideas put forward. We have chosen a perfect hackathon environment for you and will provide onsite support, refreshments and entry to this super cool venue - the rest is up to you! Students (social work & community nursing) are welcome to join us to respond to queries about current health and social care services as part of the onsite support provided.
More than just a HACKATHON!
Your challenge is to transform the ideas for service improvements into real, efficient and viable applications. Over the course of 20+ hours, you will develop and prototype a new digital service for older persons’ care so the focus will be on UI/UX and software development skills. You will have 180 seconds to pitch your idea and demo to a panel of judges and will be provided with AV support, a microphone, and a projector.
On the final night, the winning team will receive a SoCaTel prize, with a 3-month contract and financial support to develop the application. So think about the bigger picture and the opportunity to add an exciting project to your CV!
Who should participate?
All skills are valued and welcome, yet don’t forget that the ideas have already been generated so the focus is on implementation. We, therefore, envision the following profiles to be most suited for the job:
- Web and mobile developers
- UI/UX designers
- Computer students and other software development related profiles
- Curious and ambitious individuals
We will have three SoCaTel winners on the night, the first SoCaTel winner will be awarded a 3-month contract to bring the prototype to a beta version of the product;
The judges will evaluate all of the works presented based on the following 4 criteria:
Each prototype or mock-up presented will be the property of the team, which will take full responsibility for ensuring such rights of ownership, intellectual property and originality within the limits of the law (e.g. filing of patents and other such registrations as appropriate).
Create your dream team and join us!
All teams will be made of 4 people. At registration you can join as a full team, a partial team or alone, just make sure that at least one of you can code.
If your team is not complete, we will find teammates for you (and you can specify the kind of profile you are looking for). Similarly, when registering alone, you will be asked to specify your skills and write a short description of yourself. An e-mail will be sent to introduce you to your team before the start of the hackathon.
At the time of registration, you will need to find a name for the team and specify who the project leader will be. Once your team is proposed, our staff will check the information and contact you if necessary before validating your team.