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The APHA Public Health Codeathon: November 14-16, 2014

American Public Health Association, Annual Meeting and Expo

New Orleans, LA

The APHA Public Health Codeathon: November 14-16, 2014

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Type Quantity
Public Health or Medicine Professional Free  
Coder, Engineer, GIS Expert and/or Designer Free  
Student Free  
e-Patient Free  
Idea Person, Mentor, Ignite Speaker, Volunteer Free  
Sponsors - Please Use Contact Organizer Link Free  
Interested, but cannot attend this year.
I cannot atend the 2014 Codeathon. Please add me to the list for the latest updates and news of upcoming events.
Free  
Saturday Evening Pitch Tickets
Select this option if you are *Only* signing up to see the presentations on Saturday evening.
Free  
Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo, Acting Assistant Secretary HHS Satuday at 3:30 PM
Please select this ticket to *Only* hear Dr. DeSalvo's Remarks. Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo is Acting Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Free  
Sunday Morning Viewer's Choice
Select this option if you are *Only* signing up to see the presentations & Vote for your favorite on Sunday Morning 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Free  
Veterans Free  

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APHA Public Health Codeathon

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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. Projects created at the Codeathon will also be eligible for a Viewer's Choice Award.

Register for free today!


 


Updates and Resources for Saturday

Saturday Distinguished Speakers Include
Dr. Allen Dearry and

Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo

We will also have speakers from the Twitter Data Science Team
Mentoring Appointments with Dave Kochbeck
One-on-One technical support from Esri and Validic

Resources

Sign up tonight!
Http://goo.gl/OqBvsz

Esri
John, John and Ben encourage all of the participants to sign up at developers.arcgis.com

Twitter Ebola Data
Raed Mansour
DropBox Link to download (over 303,631 Tweets):  https://www.dropbox.com/s/rwc9i7133jh1not/Ebola%20Tweets%20November.csv?dl=0

Validic API
The Validic API is designed to enable a simple, standardized connection between healthcare companies and mobile health and wellness apps and devices. Get and API key here: https://docs.google.com/a/health2con.com/forms/d/1p08KfrxSqVsC6Y1mhUMuTW7eFV1NDqBYrv-BREBWj8Q/viewform

Appery.io
Max Katz has created an introductory how to make an app video using OpenData.  It shows how to build a Farmers Market search app based on a zip code. The app has two pages. The first page allows to search for farmers markets by entering a zip code. The second page shows details for a selected farmers market. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf7qEmSXIAo

This page: http://appery.io/hackathon -- has a special promo code behind the Sign Up button.




The APHA Public Health Codeathon Schedule*

Doors open at 9:00 AM!

Friday, November 14, 2014
Hands-on Training
Speakers
Pitches and Team Formation


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Doors open at 7:30 AM!

Brief Morning Pitches and Team Updates
Speakers, Including Dr. Karen DeSalvo
Mentorship
Formal Evening Team Presentations to Judges

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Viewer's Choice Presentations and Voting
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


The APHA Public Health Codeathon's Distinguished Speakers and Mentors

Friday Morning
Public Health Briefing

Susan Todd, Executive Director 504 HealthNet
ACA 101 with Mike Bertaut, Senior Healthcare Intelligence Analyst, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Dr. Thomas Carton, Director of Analytics at the Louisiana Public Health Institute and Principal Investigator of the Louisiana Clinical Data Research Network
Kenyon Crowley, Deputy Director, Center for Health Information and Decision Systems and Program Director, Center of Excellence in Health IT Research, University of Maryland

Friday Afternoon
Technical Training, Workshops and Public Health Briefing Session

Esri: Inroduction to ArcGIS Online
Esri: The Esri Platform and SDK for Developers
Appery.io: Introduction to App Design
Validic: Introduction to their mobile health API resource to access data from mHealth apps and devices

Ebola 101 with Dr. Susan L. F. McLellan, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine Tulane University School of Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor of Tropical Medicine Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine



Friday Mentorship

Dave Kochbeck, CTO at Samsung Accelerator Samsung Electronics
Kenyon Crowley, Deputy Director, Center for Health Information and Decision Systems and Program Director, Center of Excellence in Health IT Research, University of Maryland

Saturday Morning

Dr. Allen Dearry, Director Office of Scientific Information Management at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences will be speaking about the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative. 9:00 AM

The Power and Potential of Twitter Data
Brian Lehman and Mark Callahan

Twitter Data Science

Saturday Afternoon

Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo: Welcome and Remarks at 3:30 PM
Acting Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Saturday Evening

Final Project Presentations

Saturday Mentorship

Dave Kochbeck, CTO at Samsung Accelerator Samsung Electronics
Ob Soonthornsima, SVP, Chief Information Officer and Chief Security Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Kenyon Crowley, Deputy Director, Center for Health Information and Decision Systems and Program Director, Center of Excellence in Health IT Research, University of Maryland

Esri's John Yaist, John Hauck and Ben Ramseth
Validic's Akhsar Kharebov

Sunday Morning

Viewer's Choice
Codeathon participants will give brief descriptions of their final projects. They will then give "Science Fair" style roundtable demontrations. Come, learn and vote for your favorite!  (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)


(*Please Note: The Schedule is Subject to Change)


FAQs

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.

Where will the Codeathon be held?
The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in Room 343-344.

How many people can be on a team?
Teams can consist of one to six people.

When can I start working on my project?
Participants may formally begin working on their projects and "fresh hacks" as soon as doors open on Friday morning. Two minute no-slide pitches are on Friday evening. One minute no-slide pitch updates and team reports are Saturday morning.

Wireframes, project plans and data assembly may all be done in advance.

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?                         
Yes.

I can only participate on Saturday. Is that OK?                         
Yes.

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.

Other questions?
Please use the Eventbrite "Contact the Organizer".



Have questions about The APHA Public Health Codeathon: November 14-16, 2014? Contact American Public Health Association, Annual Meeting and Expo

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Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
Room 343-344
New Orleans, LA 70130


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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.

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