Held at the Hadyn Ellis Building in Cathays, Cardiff, and organised by Dr Anne-Marie Cunningham.
Saturday 28 Jan
8:30-9:30 registration, pitch submissions and coffee.
9:30-10:30 introductions and pitches
10:30-13:00 form groups and start work!
18:00 - exhausted Social/dinner/sleeps
Sunday 29 Jan
8:30-13:00 get back in action
14:30 Hard deadline for product submissions
15:00 - 17:30 presentations, judging and prizes (including highly sought-after NHS Hack Day t-shirts.)
It's not really about "products" or "winning",
but offering prizes is our way of incentivising innovation,
and perhaps gives you a little something in return for your time.
Having credible external judges helps everyone feel like they're part of something real,
and it's always interesting to hear feedback on our ideas from practising clinicians,
working developers, real patients, people involved in policy or whoever we are forunate enough
to have on the judging panel.
Groups form quite organically, and some people join several groups rather
than committing to just one project. You may choose to join a particular group
because you were inspired by the pitch, because you have skills you think might
be useful, or for any reason at all. Sometimes groups end up merging depending on how
the hacking goes.
Presentations, Judging Criteria And Prizes
On the Sunday afternoon, each group gives a short presentation about what they have achieved, and we invite a
panel of judges to watch these and decide how to award various prizes. In the past we have offered cash,
tablets, textbooks and many other things to winners as prizes, including highly sought-after NHS Hack Day t-shirts.
A good guide to the kind of projects that tend to do well is the critera for projects we supply to judges.