Health Hacking and Big Data at Columbia University

NYC Columbia Code-a-Thon
Saturday-Sunday, January 28-29, 2012
Diana Center, Barnard College

Big-Data in Health: For the first time, we’re beginning to see technologies intelligently mine, archive, present and visualize massive data-sets. The ability to make sense of high volumes information in a way that will ultimately influence health care decisions of both providers and patients alike has become an informatic holly grail  -- Indu Subayia, CEO Health 2.0

Health 2.0 has teamed up with the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University (DBMI) for this inaugural two-day competition. The event aims to bring together developers, designers, innovators, informaticists and entrepreneurs to build exciting new applicatins and tools to improve healthcare. We are expecting students from the community as well as technologists from the NYC area for this fun weekend of creative health hacking!

The Code-a-thon will be taking place with the help of the The Athena Center for Leadership Studies, a program committed to making it and Barnard College a place where established and upcoming female entrepreneurs go to for research, resources, skills, and support. Along with plenty of networking opportunities, the event will also feature a number of expert speakers who will discuss cutting edge issues in health technology and how you can get involved in this exciting new field. The event will culminate in a judging session with the best creations taking home a cash prize!


Registration is FREE but spots are filling quickly so register ASAP.  You can register HERE.

We will provide you with fuel all day. Just bring yourself, your laptops and your brainpower.

The event will take place at Banard College's Diana Center, located in New York, NY.


  • Saturday
    • 9:00 - Doors Open / Breakfast
    • 9:30 - Welcome remarks / Keynote
    • 9:45 - Idea pitches
    • 10:30 - Teams self-form and Coding begins!
    • 11:00 - A series of presentations from Health Tech experts
    • 12:00 - Lunch
    • 5:00 - First day of coding concludes
    • 7:00 - Networking event at local bar
  • Sunday
    • 10:00 - Short welcome remarks and coding continues
    • 1:00 - Lunch
    • 4:00 - Final presentations and judging
    • 6:00 - Winners Announced!