TUH & TU Dublin to Host Second Innovative Health Hackathon

Hackathon Launch Picture(March 5th 2020) Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) and TU Dublin have announced the second health hackathon will take place later this month. Supported by Amazon Web Services, it follows the first successful hackathon which happened last summer.

Taking place over two days on March 27th and 28th, the hackathon brings together healthcare professionals from TUH and computer science students from across TU Dublin with the aim of creating new software or services in healthcare.

David Wall, Director of ICT at TUH said: “We are delighted to be involved again this year with TU Dublin and Amazon Web Services for the health hackathon. This event could well lead to technology breakthroughs in healthcare for patients as our medical professionals work alongside students and leaders in digital technology.”

Students will be set out the challenges on March 26th and the health hackathon will kick off at 5pm on Friday, March 27th when clinicians from TUH will answer questions from the teams. The hackathon will conclude on Saturday 28th with a presentation of the shortlisted finalists at TU Tallaght.

Barry Feeney, Head of Computing, TU Dublin said: “Following the success of last year’s Hackathon we have expanded it this year and alongside students from the Tallaght campus we are inviting students from Blanchardstown and City Campus to participate. This will see the students collaborate and use their skills in possibly developing digital solutions for healthcare. Work is ongoing on projects developed at last year’s hackathon including one Higher Diploma in Data Analytics and three Bachelor of Science in Software Development.”


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