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Hackathon for Autism

Bing Fund

Friday, March 22, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 8:00 PM (PDT)

Hackathon for Autism

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March 22nd - 24th

Microsoft's Bing Fund is creating a series of Hackathon’s around Autism, where we will invite technologists, designers, subject matter experts, and people living with Autism (both families and individuals) to participate and help us produce prototypes which we will continue to build on at subsequent Hackathons.  Depending on the feedback from the first event we will likely modify the themes at each subsequent events to focus on specific areas.   If you have any comments or questions about our Hackathon for Autism or you would like to volunteer please reach out to us here.




SURF Incubator
Exchange Building
821 Second Ave., Suite 800
Seattle, WA 98104



  • Wendy Stone, PhD, UW Autism Center
  • Raphael Bernier, PhD, UW Autism Center
  • Dr. Gary Stobbe, Seattle Children’s Hospital Karen Kaizuka, Seattle Children’s Autism Guild
  • Dan Feshbach, Chairman, Teachtown
  • Karen Kaizuka, Seattle Children's Autism Guild
  • Micah Eckhardt, MIT Media Labs 



Sequential learning aimed at increasing independence for critical everyday tasks at home and school. Designing an application based on one of three use-case scenarios below to leverage new technologies to support a functional model to complete the given task. The underlying application framework should be exposed through a set of services to empower manipulation of the application to adapt to future services.


Age 3-5 This scenario will involve designing and delivering instructional & motivational content that the child finds engaging and rewarding. The content itself will be dynamic and will be expected to evolve with usage to keep the child engaged and well positioned to learn new tasks.


Age 5-12 This scenario will revolve around basic tasks related to getting ready for going and coming back from school. It should facilitate parent and school-driven customizations based on each child’s unique circumstances.


Age 12-20 This scenario will revolve around critical skills necessary to utilize public transit for a young adult to transport him/herself to and from a destination. It should facilitate multiple modes of transit, integration with real-time transit data, geo- awareness of the young adult (via mobile/tablet) and capitalize on other data available with respect to his/her surroundings.





The hackathon will be expected to generate a collection of prototypes. These prototypes will be judged by a panel of subject-matter-experts and parents. Winners will be awarded TBD. The winning Intellectual Property will be contributed to the open market for monetization and/or further development/research.





5pm Door open, mixer
6:30pm Welcome, kick-off and Speaker Session
7:20pm Audience forms into teams
8pm Networking
8:30am Breakfast (Bagels & Fruit)
9am Speaker Session
9:25am Coding 
12pm Working lunch (Sandwichs)
6pm Working dinner (Pizza)
8:30am Breakfast (Bagels & Fruit)
9am Code
12pm Working Lunch
4:30pm Submission deadline
5pm Demos (5min each)
6:15pm Prizes
6:30pm Closing

Brought to you by Bing Fund


Have questions about Hackathon for Autism? Contact Bing Fund

When & Where

SURF Incubator
821 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Friday, March 22, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 8:00 PM (PDT)

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