Microsoft is a proud sponsor of NurseHack4Health - a 3 day virtual hackathon from Nov. 13-15, 2020 to leverage technology and help improve access to reliable, trusted information. This hackathon is made possible by the collaboration between Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, SONSIEL, and devup. Read below for more details, and register athttps://www.nursehack4health.org/by Nov. 9 to reserve a spot.
The challenge: Information about the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing, and gaining access to reliable public health information has been challenging, highlighting a need for improved communication and trustworthy resources.
The hackathon: This event presents a rare opportunity to bring together individuals with a diverse set of ideas and skills - nurses, other healthcare professionals, engineers, IT experts and innovators - to problem-solve in a supporting, inspiring and innovative environment. This is an open source hackathon being hosted on Microsoft Teams, and using GitHub for solution repositories.
The participant's experience: Participants will focus on how technology can be leveraged to create better outcomes for all in the most pressing areas of education and communication. Central ideas of focus may include:
Ensuring the health and safety of students and teachers in the classroom
Relaying to the public the importance of vaccines
Breaking down racial disparities and social inequities
Sharing best practices across healthcare providers and facilities
Participants will also:
Work alongside Microsoft and architects from the dev community
Have access to free Azure services, Power BI, and Power Apps during the duration of the hackathon
Pre-hackathon training: The hackathon is supported by Microsoft mentors to help answer technical questions. To get a jump start on GitHub, Teams, Power Apps, and Power Virtual Agents bots, join the Cloud Skills Challenge for curated self-learning modules covering these topics. Track your progress against others on the leaderboard.
During the hackathon, the following technologies are expected to surface:
AI-Driven Software Development
Progressive Web Apps
Internet of Things for Healthcare - Connecting Devices, Enhancing Accessibility
AR/VR/MR - The Use of Immersive Technologies
Low/No-Code Development - Development Using GUIs (Power Platform)
All participants are welcomed: Despite the event being called a hackathon, this is not just about coding, it's about community. Whether you are new to hackathons or a veteran, there are plenty of ways to get involved, and it's a great opportunity to learn. All participants are welcomed!