Information on bringing a challenge to be solved (e.g. framing topic)?Anyone can bring a challenge, you just have to post it on http://hhcamp.sparkboard.com On friday evening you have to pitch it in 1mn and find a team to continue a challenge is accepted if you find a team A team is 6 to 12 people including 1 health professional, 1 developer, 1 designer, 1 entrepreneur
Information on fees (as participant, as sponsor, etc.)?Take a look at http://hhcamp.eventbrite.com (it’s just opened)
Information on existing infrastructure (IT, WLAN, Network, Server, APIs, etc.)?You will find WIFI with high bandwith on the hackathon’s place there’s a lot of hardwares ans softwares (drug database API, big data tool with SAMI from Samsung and BlueMix from IBM with Watson API) the list is updated on the hackathon’s page soon we validate with the owner
Information on the intended outcome (prototype, MVP, etc.)?At the end you must have a functional prototype and present your solution like in theater 3mn presentation, 2mn questions
Information on Sponsors / Companies / etc.?Validated sponsors is on the website, in the pipe there are IBM, Qualcomm, Samsung, Humanis, BAYER, … If you’re interested to become sponsor, check our sponsoring offers
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Information on preparation (can we do something upfront)?We organize design thinking workshops before the event in December, January and February to prepare attendees and find new challenges it’s in Strasbourg only
Information on deadlines, etc.?Early birds open today (50% discount) and finish January 8th ticket desk is open until hackathon is full 😉 we limit to 300 people
Is there a maximum number of accepted challenges/ides?Until this edition we had max 54 challenges submitted. If this year we will have more than 60 I think we’ll must do a selection.
Are there any additional costs for pitching an idea?No, pitching an idea is free for all
Is there a deadline for “registering an idea” (besides Friday evening before the hackathon)?March 13th
When an idea is finally accepted, which additional resources do we need to bring (e.g. data, resources)?All you need to build a prototype : adapters, computers, monitors, keyboard, … There is no (upfront) guarantee to bring in our idea – it depends on our pitch ability?
- Yes, like in real life you have to convince others attendees to work with you
- You can promote your idea in your network and motivate people to come and work with you
- Most of the time you find a team or merge with another one who have similar ideas
- Last year only 3 people/ 300 go back because there idea was not retained
What makes a pitch successful from your experience?A good training (we do a pitch clinic session at 5 pm on friday) during your pitch there’s just a slide behind you with the image you post on sparkboard, the name of your project, and 3 keywords A good way is to ask yourself these questions to build a pitch in this order :
- who are you ?
- what is the name of your project ?
- what is the problem you want to solve ?
- give a concrete sample of this problem (and stir up emotion of attendees)
- what’s your vision of a solution ?
- who do you need (developers, designers, health pro, …) ?
- why your idea is the best ?
How many projects have you every year on your sparkboard?Last year there were 54 projects on sparkboard and we have Been forced to close the access. Unfortunately developers often post on the sparkboard one week before.
Can we join many projects? Being project leader in one of them and maker on the other ?You can do what you want on the sparkboard. You can have your project and sign up for another. This isn’t binding you. On Friday evening, the project leaders must pitch in 1 minute, then either they find a team to work (at least 6 to 10 people including at least 1 pro health, one developer and one designer) or they do not succeed and could join another team.
Can we stay to sleep take a shower, shave, take a breakfast on the spot ?You can sleep on the spot but it’s really rustic. We bring 5 hospital beds so you have to share. There’re toilets with sink but no showers, we will be in the premises of the medical school You can take a hotel room. We negotiated prices, you can find the whole list on this page http://hackinghealth.ca/fr/hacking-health-camp-lieu/
Must we come with a defined project or should we specify according it to the proposed themes ?Both are possible 🙂 The projects are proposed on the sparkboard (http://hhcamp.sparkboard.com). Anyone can propose a project. Just register on the sparkboard and create a project. Then it will present this project on Friday night in 1mn. You have to be convincing ;). You can also merge with another team which is on a similar theme. This is always a very rewarding experience. You learn a lot. Everyone is there to share, with the same goal: to find solutions for health problems. Note that the entry in sparkboard not worth registering for the event, you must register on http://hhcamp.eventbrite.com