This life sciences hackathon brings together existing and emerging leaders in computer science who attempt to solve challenges by using an emerging technology such as machine learning, virtual/mixed reality or blockchain technology and apply it to biotech and life science. Adam Hott, Ed.D., digital applications lead at HudsonAlpha and other HudsonAlpha researchers and educators will attend and offer their expertise for each challenge.
In 2017, the hackathon had more than 100 participants. Team “AlphaTek” was awarded the “Best in Show” prize for using blockchain technology to make medical records and genome data accessible to clinicians.
Date: February 22 – 24, 2019
Location: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, 601 Genome Way, Huntsville, AL