FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who can participate? Am I qualified to participate?
Yes if you are a medical professional, engineer, designer, business person, student, or entrepreneur in the medical space
• You don’t need technical knowledge to participate
• You don’t need to have ideas coming in
• You should bring your enthusiasm and energy!
Alternatively, If you do not wish to participate as a “hacker,” you can attend as an observer. You will be able to attend the same talks and workshops as participants but will not be part of a team or competing. Your input in the judging of the final winning projects will also be taken into account.
I don’t have an idea/team, what should I do?
No worries! Although hackathons are a team experience, we welcome solo applicants and we will help you to find a TEAM in the event. Ideas are not required coming into the Hackathon. We will have speakers and workshop on how to generate ideas and develop them into projects.
How many members per team?
Each team can have up to 7 members
Is there Food/Water available?
Yes, we will be providing you with food, snacks, water, coffee and other refreshment options throughout the weekend.
How much does it cost?
Our event is priced to be accessible to everyone.
Professional registration cost is $199 (Early Bird) and $249 after September 15.
Student registration is $40 (Early Bird) and $50 after September 15.
Observer (non-participant) registration is $99 (Early Bird) and $125 after September 15.
Do I have to apply as a team or can I apply as an individual?
For our hackathon, you apply as an individual. At the start of the event, participants can “pitch” problems they are interested in solving. Based on these topics, you can join a group that has formed around one of the pitched ideas or you can form your own team based on your own idea.
How do we register?
You may register to be one of our participants or observer (non-participant) by completing your registration here.
When is the last day to apply as a participant?
The deadline to register is Friday, September 28, 2018 at 5:00 PM PST.
Who qualifies to participate?
Participants should be able to fulfill the following criteria:
• Students: Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program.
• Available to participate on both days of the event (September 29 & 30, 2018).
• Work as part of a team. Individual competing projects are not allowed.
What if I want to attend but not compete?
We understand that not everyone is available to participate in the Hackathon. For those of you who would still like to see one in action you may register as an observer (non-participant). As an observer, you will not be placed in a team or be competing. However, your fee will still cover meals for both days and you will be able to attend talks and workshops. Your input will be valued during the judging process.
I registered, so what’s next?
We are currently recruiting participants for our Hackathon event. For our registered participants you will hear from us a week prior to the event. We will provide last-minute prep tips and information. In the meantime, visit our NEWS page to stay updated on the latest news of our Hackathon as we add more mentors, judges, and speakers, as well as hackathon tips.
For any other questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org