Date: Thursday 31st July
Time: 8.30 – 17.00
Lunch and refreshments will be provided
On the 31st July GM AHSN invite you to an all-day hackathon focussed on developing solutions that can make a difference to the lives of young carers.
There are currently over 700,000 carers in the UK. In the addition to the difficulties of caring for a sick relative, many are placed at a disadvantage in terms of their academic and social lives. The hackathon is your opportunity to make an impact, test your skills and work collaboratively to help develop solutions to this often overlooked social problem. The event is open to everybody, regardless of experience, though we’re particularly looking for:
- Carers and anybody with experience of the challenges faced
- Software developers
- Web developers
- Designers/ UX experts
- Health and social care professionals
- Project managers
- Support for epilepsy
- Alert systems for schools and offices
- Time management for young carers
- Social Networking for young carers
The hackathon will bring together all the right people to help develop your idea in super quick time: You can meet and work with people with skills and experience from the healthcare and technology industries, all with the common goal of wanting to make a difference. The event will be attended by a group of young carers from the Manchester based charity Family Action, who will be acting as mentors and contributing to the development of your concepts.
PrizesAs a prize, the winning team will be rewarded with a day of free consultancy from Inventya, to help develop and commercialise your idea. Inventya is a science and technology commercialisation consultancy with an 80% success rate in helping early stage companies win funding for R&D and technology product development.
If you’d like more information, please contact sarah.dougan AT gmahsn.org
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