*This event has been cancelled
Hey students, faculty, or anyone interested in hacking for a good cause,
Do you have expertise in coding front-end or back-end systems, designing interfaces or devices, working with older adults, or are you business savvy? Join us for the LeadingAge Georgia HackFest, March 24-26th, 2017. It is a great opportunity to work with people from other disciplines in the domains of aging and technology and to produce some cool innovative solutions that will benefit the future of aging.
REGISTER TODAY! $35 will save your spot (refundable when you show up to participate)
Innovation often comes from unexpected places! Ideas that change the future of aging are just the kind of thing that we are looking for at the 2017 LeadingAge Georgia HackFest. Not your typical hackathon, HackFest is focused on creating technology to address the challenges of aging.
The LeadingAge GA Hackfest Pre-qualifying event will be held at Canterbury Court Continuing Care Retirement Community, a senior living community located in Buckhead-Atlanta, GA from Friday, March 24 until Sunday, March 26.
- Friday , March 24: 6pm - 8pm :: Join us for a networking meet up to meet your team
- Saturday, March 25: 8am - Sunday 10am: Hack Main Event
- Sunday, March 26: 10am - 2:30pm: Team Presentations and Winners
Who should Register
Like most hacking events, we’re looking for: Front-End & Back-End Developers; HOWEVER, unlike most hacking events, we also want:
• Designers • Marketers • Gerontologists • Aging Services Professionals • Business Experts • Clinicians • Elders/Consumers … or anyone passionate about the field of aging!
Make your own team or we will help you join a team. A major goal of HackFest is to create teams of people with a variety of skills and knowledge to develop a tool (an app, website, interactive online experience or device) that addresses the challenges of aging.
Judging and Next
These tools will be judged by a panel of experts on originality, usability, feasibility, design relevance, and on being the “most developed” by the end of the HackFest session.
Winning teams will win cash prizes and the first place team will win airfare, hotel accommodations and conference access to compete nationally in the 2017 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO in New Orleans, LA from October 29 - November 1, 2017.
Additional Project Feedback
All teams are invited to participate in the Monday, March 27, 2017 State of Science (SoS) Expo | TechSage event to Exhibit from 4-8 p.m. (two contestants from each team should be present; however, all are invited) – This is an ideal opportunity for the winning team to get feedback prior to the national competition.
REGISTER for LeadingAge Georgia HackFest TODAY! $35 will save your spot (refundable when you show up to participate)