Calling All Developers!
We need your help in building a feedback app for the young patients of COSMIC, the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of St. Mary’s Hospital in London. The desired app will help COSMIC capture important information from children and their families after their stay. All children admitted onto the Unit are critically ill and need life support. St. Mary’s PICU is the only unit of its kind in West London.
Unfortunately, existing feedback systems are not engaging enough for children and are very expensive. Meanwhile, those children who are admitted are often very ill, so requesting feedback during their stay isn't always appropriate and it’s very difficult to get children and families to give feedback afterdischarge from the hospital. Yet, insight from these very special patients will enable COSMIC to shape future services and help provide the best possible care.
Saturday 31 May 2014, Zendesk, a longtime supporter of COSMIC, is sponsoring a very exciting hackathon to build an app that can gather this critical feedback. Over the course of a day, you'll build an innovative app/game that compels patients to provide feedback that's simple and engaging. Your projects will be judged by our esteemed panel and the top three projects will be handsomely rewarded.
As developers, it's so easy to get buried in feature work and deliverables that we forget about our incredible ability to help people in a huge way, with just a few lines of code and a little bit of effort. We hope to pack the room with amazing and talented devs who can deliver a solution that's been on this charity's wish list for a very long time. Please join us for a great cause!
All members of the first place team will receive 32GB iPad Minis.
All members of the second place team will receive Beats by Dre Tour 2.0 headphones.
All members of the third place team will receive Amazon gift cards with £75 in value.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
All are encouraged to participate
Teams can be comprised of 4 individuals (single attendees can be put into teams on the morning of the event at the venue)
If you are participating remotely, you need to notify the event administrators directly by 23:59PM GMT 5/30/2014 to be considered eligible for judging.
All final submissions must include the following to be considered eligible for judging and prizes:
- Short demo video(screencast, gif, etc) showcasing how you solved the problem with your solution
- Link to your code repository(Github, Bitbucket, etc...)
- Short paragraph stating who you are, what you decided to build, and why you think your solution is the best approach to the problem
How to enter
Register to attend here
GM EMEA, Zendesk
Ease of Use
Is this submission easy to use by the children and staff? Is it intuitive enough for someone to pick up and immediately be productive?
How beautiful is the submission? Does the design attract and encourage use? Is it visually engaging?
How unique is this solution? Did it solve the problem in a way that others didn't even think about?
Is the solution ready to be used in the hospital today? Is the project finished?