Event Recap & List of Winners
A Clean Bill of Health
You came, you hacked, you succeeded.
A huge thank you to all that participated in Hack4Health, Marin County's first hackathon and a civic event focused on the public health of your communities. The event was sold out, having around 80+ kids coding away. From middle school to college, you gave it your all. Your day of fun was in service to the community and we thank you for spending your Saturday with us.
Your ideas, energy, and enthusiasm made the day a huge success. Teams were formed and brilliant, forward thinking, and creative ideas were developed into prototypes and working applications, a feat in itself. These apps and concepts delivered on the public health goal of the day and can be further developed to provide good to the community.
This event would not have been possible without the generous support of some many people. Our sponsors' generosity was top notch and the technical guidance provided paramount. Our technical and public health subject matter experts had their hands full relating complicated technical or health concepts to our audience. Our educators were there to support and mentor their students, making sure each and every group could be successful. Last, but not least, the encouragement of civic minded youth and support of this event from spectators and parents fostered our success.
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And the Winners Are....
Best Solution Supporting a Healthier Community
Community Illness Predictor — Mobile Application
Anish Singhani, Monte Vista High School
Using machine learning, this application aims to find correlations between health hazards, such as illegal dumping, stagnant water, and unsanitary food facilities, to predict where illness might occur.
Best Mobile/Web App
ChewIQ — Mobile application
Kavi Dolasia, Tamalpais High School
Saar Lipshitz, Del Mar Middle School
Baraq Lipshitz, Del Mar Middle School
A health app targeted at teens and kids to promote healthy lifestyles through information about exercise and nutrition.
Best Use of Marin's Open Data
Optimizing Ambulance Response Times — Web Application
Leonid Karashanoff, Sir Francis Drake High School
Sebastian Boyd, Sir Francis Drake High School
Duncan Grubbs, Sir Francis Drake High School
Max Oliver Starr, Sir Francis Drake High School
Visualizes ambulance response times by zip code against ambulance location information. Optimizes response time by aiming to relocate ambulance locations to areas with the most demand.
LiveStories’ Best Storytelling with Data
Kindergarten Immunization rates vs. Herd Immunity — Web Story
Peter Sakai, Gate Academy
Brandon Sakai, Redwood High School
Are school communities protected by herd immunity? This story dives into the details, exposing schools where rates of immunization drop below the needed herd immunity rate. This information is essential for selecting a school if you cannot receive vaccinations.
HHS Special Prize
Ready Laser — Mobile Application
Kentaro Cookhorn, Coder Dojo
Rahman Owens, Coder Dojo
Melina Johnston, Coder Dojo
Nate Cohen, Coder Dojo
Gamified fitness through awarding points for exercise. Players can compare themselves against others on a leaderboard and allows for social exercise through laser tag. This exercise application is far from boring for teens.