Calendar

Snapshot of the week

Sat Jun 2 Code-a-Thon Sun Jun 3 Code-a-Thon
Mon Jun 4 HealthCa.mp/DC Mon Jun 4 Walking Gallery
Tue Jun 5 Health DataPalooza Wed Jun 6 Health DataPalooza
Thu Jun 7 NASA event

Code-a-Thon

The week’s activities begin Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, when the Health 2.0 Code-a-Thon returns to the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health.

This year, the talent pool of developers and designers will focus on applications that target the growing challenge of obesity.

Using de-identified data sets provided by the USDA, the NIH, CDC, Kaiser Permanente, Massive Health and other sources, the teams will compete for $10,000 in prize money to build new applications and tools for mobile platforms.

After being given an overview of specific obesity challenges that the District of Columbia and the country faces, and what the tools and data sets are, attendees are asked to develop new applications for mobile platforms.

At the end of a 48-hour period, developers present their application before judges and the best execution will win the challenge.  Winners will have their applications highlighted by U.S.

Chief Technology Officer Todd Park at the HDI Forum / Health Datapalooza on June 5 at the Washington Convention Center before an audience of 2,000 attendees and thousands more worldwide via webcast.