February 22, 2014
Nigeria celebrates International Open Data Day on February 22 by convening the nation’s first Health Hackathon, which will bring together 50 coders and design creatives, along with data experts, to design and build practical solutions to Nigeria’s front-line health sector problems. The 1-day event takes place at iDEA Hub and is underwritten by Nigeria’s Ministry of Communication Technology, the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, Code for Nigeria, Hala Nigeria, Hacks/Hackers and the World Bank. The Health Hackathon will bring together professional coders and regional experts to guide teams to build data-driven mobile apps and citizen engagement tools using readily available health data. The five best projects will qualify for seed grants from a prize basket of $14,000 and will also be in line for incubation support at iDEA, plus additional technical support from Code for Nigeria to help accelerate teams’ efforts to build and launch fully-functional prototypes, as well as explore marketable opportunities for the best ideas.
Hackathon participants will also be invited to join the Lagos chapter of Hacks/Hackers, so they can continue to network with design creatives, civil society, and media to expand their digital literacy skills and explore collaborative opportunities.
To confirm your seat, you must register here. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. You should therefore register as soon as possible.
Hackers & Makers
Developers, Designers, User Experience (UX) Researchers, Engineers. Come work on meaningful problems for mass audiences. Get connected to new markets, and practice your skills.
Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers, Other Clinicians, Hospital I.T.
Collaborate with tech experts to solve problems in healthcare. Let your ideas inspire practical solutions.
Patients, Health Administrators, Mentors, Investors, Entrepreneurs.
Support and participate in grass-roots, collaborative problem-solving to improve the healthcare system.
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