The APHA Public Health Codeathon: November 14-16, 2014
New Orleans, LA
APHA Public Health Codeathon
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Questions? Please use the "Contact the Organizer Link".
About the APHA Public Health Codeathon
Where we live, learn, work and play has a profound effect on our health.
Join developers, designers, coders, public health professionals, students and others at APHA’s Public Health Codeathon, Nov. 14-16, in New Orleans to develop tools that connect place and health. Open to beginners and experts, Codeathon participants will work as teams to create apps, platforms, visualizations and other innovations to help promote health and prevent disease in our communities.
Public health agencies and organizations are on the front lines of assuring the health of communities. Develop an app to help them connect community members to tobacco cessation services. Design a program to help make Affordable Care Act preventive health screenings more widely accessible. Create tools to collect data to support public health research. Bring your innovation ideas.
The Public Health Codeathon will be held in conjunction with APHA’s 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition, which is themed “Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well-Being.” Separate registration is required to attend the APHA Annual Meeting.
Innovations created during the Codeathon will be judged by a panel of experts who will award prizes for winning entries.
Register for free today!
Preliminary APHA Public Health Codeathon Schedule
Friday, November 14, 2014
Pitches and Team Formation
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Brief Pitches and Team Updates
Sunday, November 16, 2014
What is this year's APHA Annual Meeting theme?
The 2014 Annual Meeting theme is "Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well-Being".
Learn more at apha.org
I have never been to a codeathon or hackathon before. Do I need to know how to code like an expert in order to participate?
This event is for people with a range of skill levels, from beginners to experts.
Do I need to be a public health expert to participate?
You do not need to be a public health expert. You will be creating resources for real-world settings. The project you present will be judged on how useful it might be to public health providers.
How much does it cost to participate?
There is no cost to attend this event, but we ask that you register in advance. If you would like to attend the APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition, a separate registration is required.
Do I need to have a team formed before I come to the event?
No. Participants can form teams on site.
May I sleep overnight at the venue?
NO. There are no overnights or camping at the Convention Center. Participants are responsible for their own housing arrangements.
I would like to learn how to code or brush up my skills. Is there anywhere online I can start this process?
Yes. One site is Codeacademy where you can learn to code interactively, for free.
Who owns the project?
You own your project.
What are the hashtags for this event?
#APHAcodeathon at #APHA14
I want to share my Codeathon slides or code. Can I post these online?
Yes! Links will be provided during the event.
Is there a minimum age to participate?
Yes. Participants ages 14-16 must be accompanied by an adult and have parental permission.
Is there a Code of Conduct?
Yes. The APHA Annual Meeting Participation Policy
Annual Meeting and Codeathon attendees and participants agree to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate for a gathering of health professionals. Inappropriate behavior, unauthorized demonstrations or gatherings creating a disturbance, disruption or safety hazard are prohibited inside any meeting facility or the exhibit hall. Participants found disrupting any part of the APHA Annual Meeting or Codeathon, conducting themselves in a manner unbecoming a public health professional, or violating these policies will be asked to leave the session or facility and may be prohibited from future Annual Meeting and Codeathon attendance.
I would like to donate my time, talent and/or treasure to the Codeathon. How should the Codeathon organizers be contacted?
Please use the Eventbrite "Contact the Organizer".
Our organization would like to be a sponsor. How can we get more information?
Please use the Eventbrite "Contact the Organizer" .
Are there volunteer opportunities?
Yes! Please use the Eventbrite "Contact the Organizer".
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
I would like to attend the full 2014 APHA Annual Meeting. Where is the separate registration link?
Registration for the Annual Meeting is NOT included with the Codeathon registration. Please complete the separate Annual Meeting registration at: apha.org.
Please use the Eventbrite "Contact the Organizer".
American Public Health Association, Annual Meeting and Expo
The American Public Health Association champions the health of all people and all communities.
We strengthen the profession of public health; create understanding, engagement and support for key public health issues; and directly influence public policy to improve health globally. Our members represent all public health disciplines and more than 40 countries.
APHA publishes the American Journal of Public Health and The Nation’s Health, convenes an Annual Meeting and Exposition where thousands of participants share the latest public health research, and leads public awareness campaigns such as Get Ready and National Public Health Week.
Learn more at www.apha.org.