I just wrote a piece for HealthTap‘s blog about my experience at their health hackathon event on September 11. There were a lot of people in a small space all excited about what they could do to improve health and wellness, it was a fun and productive time. If you missed this event and would like to join a future event, there is a code-a-thon on October 2 at Google, right before the Health 2.0 Conference.
You might also be asking why all the focus on health developer events? It is part of a larger initiative called the Health 2.o Developer Challenge that is encouraging people to develop novel solutions to improve health and wellness for people. A key sponsor is HHS which wants to get the word out about their Community Health Data Initiative project, pushing government data sets out onto the net for easier access. If you haven’t heard of CHDI and are a data geek, I recommend taking a look, I’m sure you’ll find something interesting there to play with. And there are more data sets here. Enjoy!
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