MD Junior is excited to announce the first Global Youth Health Summit Hackathon at the Global Youth Health Summit on September 15-16, 2018 at Hong Kong International School. The Global Youth Hack will be centered around creating solutions, in particular mobile applications, for the problem of Youth and Mental Health.
What is the problem we want to solve?
Approximately 1 in every 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their teenagehood. Teens struggle to deal with the stigma surrounding mental health disorders, often leading to hiding these real medical problems.
At MDJunior we value the opportunity to use modern day technology to combat an important global issue: the Health Gap. We will be working with our faculty, mentors, coaches and sponsors to guide students code, develop apps, and websites to spread the word and fundraise for the betterment of youth and mental healthcare awareness worldwide.
Why should you participate?
The Global Youth Hackathon is a great opportunity for you to work with new people, network with professionals and create something that could make the lives of thousands better. If that’s not incentive enough, the top four teams will each receive a prize.
What about food?
We will provide dinner and breakfast for participants, as well as snacks throughout the event.
What should I bring?
Any form of ID (HKID, passport, or school ID) is necessary to participate in the hackathon, so please do not forget to bring yours.
We recommend all participants to bring basic toiletries and maybe a sleeping bag. Besides that, bring your computer and any other hardware you may use during the hacking, and most importantly, bring your sharp mind!
What if I don’t have a team?
If you don’t have a team, don’t worry. If you register as an individual, there will be plenty of time for team-building and project ideation at the event.
What about hardware?
While you are welcome to bring some of your own, we will be providing basic hardware (such as Raspberry Pis and Arduinos) at the event.
Who can attend?
We welcome professional, college and high school participants.
We welcome and encourage high schoolers, college students and professionals. Participants can register as a team (4-5 members) or individual.
How to enter
Please get an Eventbrite ticket here to complete your registration.