Calling all Designers, coders, engineers, hackers, makers, experts, founders and engineers…LET’S HACK!

Together on April 7 & 8, we will build innovative and fast applications that will showcase innovations in health IT and IoT. Over 24 hours, attendees will compete for $10,000 in cash and prizes with access to free workshops, keynote speakers, and innovation sessions. Each participant will receive a discount code for a class or workshop along with the Best UX Health Hack and Best UX Data Hack teams will receive a discount code to a boot camp of their choice from our sponsors at General Assembly Boston.

This event is open to developers, entrepreneurs, marketers, and the “code-curious” as an opportunity to learn and compete!



Pfizer Digital Medicine Challenge
Early detection of respiratory tract infections can lead to timely diagnosis and treatment, which can result in better outcomes and reduce the likelihood of severe complications. Respiratory sounds carry rich information that can be mined to develop automated approaches for detection of sickness behaviors like coughing and sneezing. In this challenge, we invite you to build machine learning models for automatic detection of sickness sounds by using audio recordings from open datasets. Learn More.

Pop Health and Patient Engagement
Technology has the power to connect patients and doctors, accelerate research, and bring data to life. What else can it do? How can AI, IoT devices and chatbots better serve the healthcare industry? How can we draw new knowledge from electronic health records? How can social networks work to combat opioid addiction? Participants in this challenge should develop a solution that can improve population health or patient engagement.

The Data Around Us
All around us, connected devices are collecting massive amounts of data. Whether it’s from a car, drone, bot, cell phone, or thermostat, the data keeps coming. For this challenge, participants should apply AI, machine learning, and deep Learning techniques to utilize IoT data to solve a problem you are passionate about. Challengers may wish to use cloud computing, GPUs, blockchain, and high-performance computing to create a fast and secure solution.

Single Day Challenge:
At the end of the first day, we will host a UX Pitch Competition where competitors will pitch their solutions and show off the UX and wireframes for their ideas for the chance to win a $250 Gift Card. There will be a winner in each Overall Challenge Category.


  • 10:00 AM - Doors Open. Join the party at CIC Kendall Square. Grab a snack and a cup of joe!
  • 10:30 PM - Opening Ceremony and Presentations
  • 11:30 PM - Lunch
  • 1:00 PM - Keynote Presentation
  • 3:00 PM - Innovation Sessions
  • 6:00 PM - Dinner
  • 8:30 PM -  Day 1  Pitches
  • 10:00 PM - Announcement of Day 1 Results

*CIC will be closed overnight from 10:30 PM until 7:30 AM.

  • 8:00 AM - Up and At Em! Join us for Breakfast!
  • 10:00 PM - Innovation Sessions and Mentor Meetings
  • 12:00 PM - Lunch
  • 1:30 PM - Submission Deadline
  • 2:30 PM - Demos Begin
  • 4:00 PM -  Judges Deliberation
  • 4:30 PM - Awards
  • 5:00 PM - Event Close


  • April 7 & 8
  • CIC Kendall Square
  • $10 Reg


  • $10k in Swag, Cash, and Prizes!
  • New Friends!
  • Free Food!

Program Partners

Partnership Opportunities

All partnerships include:

  • Passes to the Hackathon for evangelists, staff, etc.
  • Onsite branding and signage during the Hackathon
  • Option to include item in Goody Bag
  • Inclusion in pre-event and onsite marketing and advertising initiatives, including via email, web and social media as well as other promotional materials, logo on t-shirts
•$10,000 (1 Available) •Co-host Billing •Opportunity to host a challenge and prize •5 Minutes on Stage during Opening Ceremony •Supply a judge and technology mentors for hackathon participants •A 1-hour deep-dive breakout session at hackathon •Opportunity to select a winning team for your challenge and offer a custom prize. •Host Innovation Session and Keynote Presentation during Hackathon
•$5,000 (5 Available) •Opportunity to host a challenge and prize •2 Minutes on Stage during Opening Ceremony •A 30 minute deep-dive breakout session at hackathon •Opportunity to select a winning team for your challenge and offer a custom prize. •Supplyajudgeand mentors •Table to display swag and meet with hackers INNOVATION
•$3,000 •Supply mentors during the hackathon weekend •Hosta 30-minute hands-on innovation session giving participants the opportunity to utilize your technology offering. •Table to display swag and meet with hackers
•$5,000 (1 Available) •2 minutes on stage during opening ceremony •Billing in all communications as “Travel Stipends Provided by” •SupplyMentors during hackathon weekend •Table to display swag and meet with hackers
•$2,000 or Donations* •Opportunity to supply mentors during hackathon weekend. •Host a prize giveaway at event, collecting names and contact information. •*Ask us about specifics
•$1000 or Donate a Meal* •Signage and online linked logo placement •Opportunity to attend during participant meals •Put something in goody bag or on tables during meals •*Ask us about specifics