At Hack for Health: Pitchfest on Saturday, June 17th, Orange County families, co-workers and schoolmates will compete to develop ideas for a healthy mobile app at the Santa Ana Public Library TeenSpace. Here's a rundown on the top 5 reasons you should attend:
1. Learn new skills & thinking
The Hack for Health is an empowering chance to explore your creative side. Everything you need to imagine an incredible app will be provided at the hack. We're setting up a laboratory for you and your team (whether that's your family, friends, co-workers, schoolmates or group) with technology, thinking tools, expert helpers and comfortable places to work and chat. Whether you're brand new or a seasoned developer, this experience should be enriching.
2. Help the Community
The goal of Hack for Health is to create an app that connects OC residents with healthy food and activities where they're at. The effort is part of a much broader, multi-million dollar Center for Disease Control grant called OC PICH to improve health outcomes in North OC (specifically Garden Grove, Anaheim and Santa Ana). This app will help real people and the hack is a chance for us all to contribute our skills and insights to solving problems in our community.
3. Win Prizes, Recognition (and Burritos!)
Prizes and recognition will be lauded on the best app ideas and the winning developed app. Imagine receiving $500 for just 2 hours of brainstorming, designing and pitching of an app idea? Skilled developers can join our development teams and win $1,000 for helping the community build the app of their dreams. Plus, all hack events will be catered by the OC Burrito Project gratis.
4. Bond with Family, Friends, Classmates & Co-workers
Prizes and recognition will be lauded on the best app ideas and a final, developed product. Imagine winning $500 for just 2 hours of brainstorming, designing and pitching of an app idea? Skilled developers can join our development teams and win $1,000 for helping the community build the app of their dreams. Plus, all hack events will be catered for you by the OC Burrito Project.
5. Its' Free and Fun
They say there's no such thing as a free lunch in this world, but the Hack for Health might prove otherwise. Just by signing up to participate, you will get a free lunch, free parking, and a fun environment to expand your skills and explore new ideas with friends, families or colleagues.
Add a chance to win $500 and recognition if your idea gets selected, and there are 5 top reasons to Hack for Health.
Learn More on the Hack for Health Project Page.
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Story by Ryan Smolar. Photos by Brian Feinzimer and Pexels.