SOURCE: Health 2.0

Health 2.0

March 05, 2012 17:49 ET

Health 2.0 Partners With AT&T for SXSW Hackathon

Mobile Application Designers Challenged With Developing Innovative Health Care Solutions in 24 Hours

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 5, 2012) - Health 2.0 joins forces with AT&T to host SXSW's official Mobile App Hackathon on Mar. 9, 2012. Health 2.0 and AT&T are challenging developers, UI/UX designers and researchers to build mobile health applications over the course of 24 hours at the downtown Austin Convention Center from Friday, Mar. 9 to Saturday, Mar. 10.

The Mobile App Hackathon will kick off at 6 p.m. on Mar. 9 with informative speakers and an idea pitch session. With the technical support of AT&T and the industry insight of Health 2.0, developers will then be given 24 intense hours to rapidly prototype health app concepts using AT&T's healthcare APIs. This hacking competition will also provide participants with the opportunity to showcase their skills, make valuable industry connections, and get hands on experience in health care's booming mobile market.

Health 2.0 and AT&T will review all health submissions but the judging panel will also include special celebrity guest, Chicago Bears seven-time Pro-Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs. In addition, the event will feature over $45,000 in cash and prizes -- including HTC Jetstream tablets and Sierra Wireless 4G Elevate devices. The winner with the best health care app will also be showcased at Health 2.0 Spring Fling Matchpoint Boston and will automatically be entered as an AT&T funded startup as part of Startup Health's Academy.

About Health 2.0: The conference. The media network. The innovation community. The Health 2.0 Conference is the leading showcase of cutting-edge innovation transforming the health care system. Since its beginning in 2007, Health 2.0 has served as a community resource for search and online tools to help consumers manage their health and connect to providers. Now that the industry has caught up, Health 2.0 covers the entire cloud, web, mobile and unplatforms technology revolution that is shaking up every sector of health care.

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