We came. We Saw. We Hacked.
It was a simple idea: bring the community and app developers together to explore how technology can help overcome barriers to health in Orange County.
13 pitches, 6 semi-finalist ideas, and 3 development teams later, and you have a trio of app prototypes that truly test how technology and community knowledge can work together to solve a key issue: access to better choices and health information where you're at.
Next Steps - Hack for Health and Hack-a-Thons
The Next Hack-a-thon
The prototype apps developed through this process show a lot of promise to be developed into full-fledged apps. Special thanks to Sabio coding academy who helped recruit so much talent for the Hack-a-thon. They have offered to help provide a fresh batch of recruits every 12 weeks.
"We participate in Hack-a-thons," said Victor Campos, still tired from the City of San Diego 24 hour Hack-a-Thon he had just left hours before arriving in OC, "the Hack for Health was a great fit for us. We'll be back."
What's your idea for the next hack?
Hack for Health
Hack for Health will be releasing a fully-developed web app called Yealthy that helps connect you North OC residents with healthy food and activities in their neighborhoods via walking, bike or car/transit.
Story by Ryan Smolar