HackMentalHealth 2019 at UCSF is a hackathon that is dedicated towards developing technology that can improve mental health.

We are excited to present its second annual Bay Area mental health hackathon in Spring 2019.

Hack Mental Health is dedicated towards developing technology that can improve mental health. The hackathon will offer participants the opportunity to develop and collaborate with industry leaders, healthcare professionals, researchers, and passionate, talented individuals from the Bay Area. We'll explore themes around reinventing therapy, stress and anxiety relief, workplace wellness, and much more. What are innovative ways to redefine therapy in the 21st century - virtual reality, artificial intelligence, chatbots? How can we leverage technology to empower individuals to overcome stress or anxiety issues - wearables, meditation-based applications? How can we use technology to empower employees to take wellness into their own hands?

Hack Mental Health is open to participants of all disciplines and backgrounds. Don't have a team? No problem - we have plenty of team matching opportunities leading up to the event!

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Prizes

First place

Free Annual Sleepio Subscriptions, HMH blog post feature, Meal with HMH team, Connect with Judges

Second place

First Place: Free Annual Sleepio Subscriptions, HMH blog post feature, Meal with HMH team, Connect with Judges

Second Place: HMH blog post feature, Meal With HMH team, Connect with Judges

Third Place: HMH blog post feature, Connect with Judges

Third place

HMH blog post feature, Connect with Judges

Collective Health Challenge

Hacking access to behavioral health care: navigating and paying for care. Prize: $200 Marlowe gift card for your team dinner

HopeLab Challenge

Hacking a solution to address social isolation in young people. Prize: Meet with Hopelab CEO and Director of Research for further development

Joyable Challenge

Hacking a solution to provide more integrated options for those in need of crisis support. Prize: Lunch with the Joyable VP Engineering and other product team members

Remote participation prize

Select this challenge if you are attending this hackathon remotely, and we will select one winning team from all the remote submissions.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

This hackathon is open to everyone, both students and non-students, from any background.

Judges

TBD

TBD

Judging Criteria

  • Clinical Impact
    The product/service can meaningfully address a current clinical problem.
  • Viability
    The product/service serves a function in the healthcare landscape.
  • Technological Quality
    The technical requirements for the product are feasible, innovative and elegant.
  • Product Excellence
    The product/service has thought about the end user in its design.