Hackathon for health, assisted living, social care and community (HALE 2015)

49, Oxford Street , Leicester
From Nov 10th 2015
To Nov 11th 2015
See the website


Agenda for the Hackathon event


Tuesday 10Th Nov. 2015:


8:30-9:00: Arrival and registrations 

9:00-9:30: Welcome, housekeeping  and introduction to the event

9:30- 10:00: Introduction to proposals and group allocations

10:00-12:00- Teams working on proposals and design of solutions 

12:00-13:00- Presentations by each group and feedback from audience 

13:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-18:30: coding on each project with short reports/feedback sessions every two hours 

Wednesday 11th:


9:00-9:30: report by each group on lessons learnt  (things which have worked and things which have not worked) and plans for the 2nd day

9:30-13:00: coding on each project with short reports/feedback sessions every two hours 

13:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-3:30: coding on each project with short reports/feedback sessions every two hours

3:30-4:30: packaging and leaving the code on the open source repository 

4:30-5:30: Presentations by each group on what has been achieved and future plans 

5:30-6:00: Cleanup and close of the event




Hackathon for Health, Assisted Living, Social Care and Community 2015

The Hackathon for assisted living, health, social care and community 2015 is the third event in its series organised jointly by the Vir.AL research group  of De Montfort University and by DS-Cubed Ltd. in association  with the Leicestershire County Council and the Square Mile initiative in De Montfort University. This year's event will be hosted by DS3  at the Innovation Centre of De Montfort University on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11th Nov. 2015. DS3 is a software solution provider that works with students, public bodies and private businesses to deliver solutions to their technical problems. 

Proposals  to be developed

A web repository for collecting and crowd sourcing data for  skin cancer research 

An app for ForeverSavvy charity for coaching adults with learning disabilities

Monitor challenging behaviour for a patient with dementia residing in a care home or an inpatient in a community hospital: proposed by Consultant Psychiatrist with the MHSOP In-reach team from NHS

A web based app that records mental and physical health observations within an inpatient setting, proposed by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Fundraising Support App for young volunteers (proposed by the Project Trust Charity)

An app for buddying system between university applicants and current students:proposed by a recent graduate and possibly supported by student union (will be implemented if enough developers were present on the day)

Other submitted proposals will be developed outside the Hackathon through student projects or as continuation of one of the 5 projects above by DS-Cubed.

The software developed during the event will be  Open Source to allow  users and developers to study, change, improve and distribute the software after the event. 


Streamline Data Ltd is sponsoring HALE 2015 by providing IT solutions for digital management at the event. Streamline Events is an end to end solution, comprising various modules for all stages - pre-event, onsite and post-event.  For further info, please visit http://www.streamlinedata.co.uk/Solutions.asp



Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

There are no ID requirements for theevent itself, but the security of the venue within the university may require an ID and your ticket for allowing you into the buildings. Attendees must be 18+, but but please contact me for cases when  younger developer/ attendee is ccompanied with their parents.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

De Montfort University is only few minutes from Leicester city centre and so public transport should be sufficient to get you to the venue. Please do not bring your car unless if you are travelling from another city. There are no parking spaces in the University but the list of local parkings are here. 

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Please bring along your laptop, chargers and mobile devices plus development software you normally use. There will be PCs in the labs, but it still helps to have developer laptops. It will be your own responsibility to look after your personal devices and the event cannot accept any responsibility.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Samad at sahmadi@dmu.ac.uk

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No, but if there is anyone else who wants to attend they could regsiter themselves and there is no need for email invitations.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes and please do. We need to have information about your skills and interests to be able to build the groups beforehand. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please. 

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

We expect this not to happen. Please let the oragisners know if this is the case. 

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