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Interdisciplinary health hackers of hardware and software
Biomedical, Electrical, Mechanical, and all other Engineers!
Computer Scientists, Data Scientists, and Informaticians!
Doctors, Nurses, and all other Clinicians!
Business Students and all Lean Launchers!
David Sable, MD
About the Speakers:
David Sable directs healthcare and life science investing for the Special Situations Funds and is portfolio manager of the Special Situations Life Sciences Fund. He is a corporate director of Genenews, a Toronto-based diagnostics company and of Hamilton Thorne, a Massachusetts-based life science company. Dr. Sable graduated from the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical career included residency in obstetrics and gynecology at New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and clinical practice at Harvard Medical School and MIT, before co-founding the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey.
After leaving clinical medicine at age 43, Dr. Sable managed a proprietary healthcare portfolio at Deutsche Bank before joining the Special Situations group. Dr. Sable has lectured on healthcare investing, healthcare policy, bioethics and biotechnology business development at the University of Pennsylvania, NYU, Columbia and Rutgers, and has delivered keynote addresses to the American Fertility Society, the Texas Fertility Society and the Mexican Fertility Society. In addition to his academic publications, he has written for the Newark Star-Ledger, Yoga Journal, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News, and Nature Biotechnology.
Jeff Rogers is a Distinguished Research Staff Member leading IBM’s global efforts in cognitive and internet-of-things (IoT) technologies for healthcare. He has held technical leadership positions in industry, government, and academia creating innovative microsystem and healthcare technologies. Prior to joining IBM, Dr Rogers was a Director of Engineering at Google where he established a cardiac care technology portfolio and a DARPA program manager where he developed and fielded tools to address battlefield brain injuries. He has also held positions as faculty at California Institute of Technology and as a scientist at HRL Laboratories. He received a Ph.D. in Physics from Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.S. from Emory University. In 2014 he was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service and was a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal in Science & Environment finalist. He also received the Joint Meritorious Unit Award in 2012 and an achievement award from the US Special Operations Forces in 2011.
First 50 students who RSVP will receive additional giveaways from IBM!
Top 20 individuals will be invited to tour IBM Watson's World Headquarters!
Saturday, April 8
Breakfast & Participant Check-in
We'll kick things off in Davis Auditorium, grab some breakfast and meet potential teammates!
We have exciting speakers from Columbia and IBM!
Presentation of Hackathon Rules and Judging Criteria
Learn the ropes so that you can walk away with the big prize!
Team Formation and Hacking Begins
Find the missing links in your perfect team! Meet engineers, clinicians, scientists, coders, and entrepreneurs!
Grab a bite to eat to refuel!
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Technical Tutorial Sessions (optional)
Learn the ins and outs of all the hardward and software at these informative technical tutorials!
Chow down to keep you fueled through the night!
Sunday, April 9
Grab some breakfast!
Final Projects and Presentation Due, Followed by Lunch
Submit your pitch decks and your final projects!
Team Presentations Begin
Step on stage and blow us away!
Find out if your hack was the best hack!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I attend if I don’t go to Columbia?
Is prior hacking experience required?
What is the ratio of hardware and software hacking?
We're encouraging both, so there is no designated or desired ratio.
What kind of hardware will be there?
STMicroelectronics Nucleo boards, many kinds of biosensors (see requirements and instructions here)
What if I don’t have a team?
You can join or make a team during team formation or work on your project solo.
How many people are allowed on a team?
When are applications closing?
Online Registration will close at midnight the night before, but we are allowing walk-ins so you can register at the event.
Are you allowing walk-ins?
Will there be food?
Yes, and lots of it.
Do you guys offer travel reimbursements?
Not currently but we're looking into it.