Participant Portal

Welcome to Grand Hack 2018
This page has all the links and resources you need during the Grand Hack!

Schedule

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Where to Find Help

Mentor Queue

Would you like an expert opinion or viewpoint? Then check out the mentor queue! In the mentor queue, your team can file tickets and inquiries and get fast in-person feedback from expert mentors in business, healthcare, entrepreneurship, and technology.

Mentor Queue
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Help Desk

Do you have a general logistics question, such as what prototyping resources are available to me? Or, how to I gain access to this API?. Then you should come visit the Help Desk! You can find our location on the included map of the Media Lab below.

Opt-in SMS Logistic Announcements

To help ensure that the Grand Hack runs smoothly, we have enabled opt-in low-traffic SMS logistic announcements for all Grand Hack participants. If you would like to opt-out of Grand Hack SMS announcements, simply reply “stop” to the initial text message you have received.
However, should you choose to enable SMS announcements, you can expect to receive low-traffic messages similar to the example exchange on the right.

Map of Media Lab

Technical Resources

Prototyping Resources

Hardware & Electronic Prototyping Supplies

MIT Grand Hack does not stock any microcontrollers, motors, and sensors. We found it best to allow participants to purchase what they may need. We recommend MicroCenter, an electronics store a few minutes away by via Uber or car. Teams are encouraged to visit this location if they need prototyping tools. MicroCenter is located at 730 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02139. Their hours are 10AM-9PM Saturday, and 11AM-6PM Sunday. Please plan accordingly.

MIT Grand Hack will reimburse up to $25 per team for the purchase of prototyping materials with a submitted receipt (tax exemption number: E042-103-594). Please do not forget to keep the receipts of all purchases — you will need to return the receipts to the registration desk to get reimbursed.

Get Directions

Robotic Platform Training

Watch the following video for robotic platform training:

Watch Video

Android Development Resources

We organized the following Android development related resources:

Android Official Resources:

Android Official Site

Android Developers

Android Studio

Official Guide for Beginners

Android Sample Project

Unofficial Tutorials:

Tutorials Point

Vogella

CodePath

Android Developer Forum:

Stack Overflow

Running OpenCV on Android:

OpenCV

Software & Data Resources

MIMIC-III Clinical Database

A subset of the MIMIC-III clinical database can be accessed simply by creating an account on PhysioNet and agreeing to the data use conditions (i.e. no sharing, no trying to re-identify patients, etc.).

Create Account

John Snow Database

Click the link below to access John Snow database. The healthcare dataset categories comprehend topics including census data, population health, outcomes, terminology, life sciences, and much more. There is also a John Snow Labs Prize involving the best use of healthcare datasets prize (see details at bottom of page).

John Snow Labs Turnkey Data Access

Open-Source Datasets

The following datasets are linked below for your convenience:

CDC Data

Medicare

NCI Statistics

UNICEF Statistics

Kaggle Datasets

The Data Incubator

Open-Source Software

  • An open-source software library for machine intelligence

TensorFlow

  • An open-source web application that allows you to share documents containing live code, equations, figures, and text

Jupyter Notebook

 

Judging Criteria

Health Impact

Does the solution have the potential for widespread public health impact? Does it address an important challenge identified in chronic condition care, connected health, healthcare at home, and/or any other clear global health need?

Innovation

How technologically innovative and creative is the solution (“better/faster/cheaper”)? Does the team provide a convincing rationale for why their solution may work, and do they address significant technical issues relevant to their problem?

Business Model

Does the project have a sustainable business model especially relevant to their customers? Does the team demonstrate plans to work in the field and continually incorporate end-user feedback?

Presentation

How effective was the presentation? Does this team have what it takes to carry on the project and implement it (e.g. cross-disciplinary expertise in technology development, clinical medicine and business/implementation)?

Track Prizes

UCB Invisible Conditions Track

Title Description
1st Place $1500 to the team with best overall hack.
Finalist #1 $750 to the team with most promising hack.
Finalist #2 $750 to the team with most promising hack.

SMART Robotics and Intelligent Technologies Track

Title Description
1st Place $1500 to the team with best overall hack.
Finalist #1 $750 to the team with most promising hack.
Finalist #2 $750 to the team with most promising hack.

Janssen- Johnson & Johnson Patient Care Continuum Track

Title Description
1st Place $1500 to the team with best overall hack.
Finalist #1 $750 to the team with most promising hack.
Finalist #2 $750 to the team with most promising hack.

Track-specific Prizes

UCB Invisible Conditions Track

Title Description
Best Epilepsy Hack  $500 to the team with the best epilepsy-oriented hack.

SMART Robotics and Intelligent Technologies Track

Title Description
Best Loomo Hack $500 to the team with the best hack using Loomo.

Janssen- Johnson & Johnson Patient Care Continuum Track

Title Description
Private Pitch opportunity Opportunity to pitch idea to J&J.

Koch Institute Prize

$1000 to the team with the best cancer-oriented hack

Aetna Prize

$1000 to the team with the best use of AI

Allscripts Prize

$500 to the team with the best use of Allscripts API

Athenahealth Prize

$500 to the team with the best use of Athenahealth API

John Snow Labs Prize

1 year free access to John Snow Labs Dataset

MIT IDEA² Prize

Nomination to MIT IDEA² incubator

Gold Sponsors

Blue Sponsors

Prizes, In-Kind, and Media Sponsors