There’s an element of performance anxiety when you’re doing anything in Cambridge: The city just has this palpable buzz of brainpower.
This is particularly true when you gather 400-plus scientists, programmers, physicians and entrepreneurs for a weekend designed to reinvent healthcare. It feels a little like the first day of high school.
I usually come to MIT Hacking Medicine conferences to write about healthcare innovation, but last month I decided to participate in its Grand Hack. I’ve been skeptical (and wager that many of you have been as well): Do hackathons actually live up to the hype?