DementiaHack

DementiaHack

October 27, 2015 08:00 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: DementiaHack Comes to Toronto

Facebook and HackerNest producing world's foremost hackathon to help those affected by dementia

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 27, 2015) - HackerNest, a nonprofit that builds local technology communities around the world, is running DementiaHack on November 7-9, 2015. Presented by Facebook, supported by the UK and Canadian governments (Public Health Agency of Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care), and hosted at George Brown College's Waterfront Campus, the hackathon brings together the brightest, most dedicated minds in healthcare and technology to develop innovative products to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their caregivers.

EVENT DETAILS

WHAT

DementiaHack is an epic hackathon to help improve the lives of people with dementia and their caregivers. This two day event will break rank with many status quo traditions and pioneer new standards of excellence for hackathons.

KEY PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES

Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM Kick off.

Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 4:30 PM - Science fair demos begin. 8:00 PM Eight finalists are announced.

Monday, November 9, 2015 from 7:30PM until 9:00PM - Finalist demos; winners and runners up announced.

WHERE

George Brown College Waterfront Campus (51 Dockside Dr, Toronto, M5A 1B6)

WHO

These spokespeople are available for interviews:

  • Shaharris Beh, HackerNest founder and CEO
  • Jordan Banks, Facebook Canada Managing Director and DementiaHack Chair
  • Kevin McGurgan, Her Majesty's British Consul General and Director-General for UK Trade & Investment in Toronto

INFO AND REGISTRATION

Media interested in attending must register in advance with natalia.banoub@energipr.com. For more information, visit http://hackernest.com/dementiahack

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