CODE ACROSS KC 2016: Hacking for a Healthier Community

WHEN: Saturday, March 5, 2016. 9am-5pm.
WHERE: Polsinelli PC on the Plaza
The Conference Center 1st floor.
Free garage parking with validation.

Help Us Build Apps for a Healthier Community!

Join Code for KC - Kansas City's Code for America Brigade, KC Digital Drive, and Polsinelli in a fun and fast-paced, daylong project-creation marathon to devise and begin to build digital healthcare applications for a healthier community!

Ideas welcome!

We are looking to line up project ideas prior to the event, so that folks who come to participate can get right to work. If you are a stakeholder from a public health related entity with an idea for a project that can benefit users in the community, we want to hear from you! Please fill out our Project Idea Form to get the ball rolling!


9-9:30 - Introduction and Welcome from Code for KC & the Code for America KCMO Fellows
9:30 - 10:15 - Project Pitches & Form Teams
10:15-10:30 - Break
10:30-12:00 - Get with your team and build a project plan/roadmap
12:00 - Catered lunch
12:00-2:00 - Continue project plan development
2:00-3:00 - Present your plan
3:00-5:00 - Start building/open hacking until the doors close at 5pm
5pm - November 2016- Continue building your app*

*That's right! Once you're on a team and have dreamed up your exciting project plan, we know you'll want to keep going. We at Code for KC welcome you to bring your app to our regular hack night, every Monday at Sprint Acellerator (6-8pm). Work with our skilled volunteer corps to incubate, develop, and ship your app by our target date of November 2016.

We'll bring the stakeholders. You bring the skills.

Your Code for KC Brigade leaders are gathering stakeholders from the healthcare community in KC -- our public and government institutions, as well as private providers looking to solve problems through open-source technology applications.

We'll be tackling issues such as:

  • Access to health care for the underprivileged
  • In-home care for the aging & home bound
  • Healthy living
  • Health in our schools
  • IoT/IoE applications for public health
  • Big data solutions
  • Mobile health

What we aren't looking for: for-profit applications or startups (but if you're a company interested in sponsoring the event, contact us!)...

All skill levels welcome!

Whether you can code or not, whether or not you've heard the words "agile scrum" ... If you're interested in how technology plays a role in the health of our community, we want you. We are looking for:

  • Healthcare professionals: IT, providers, clinicians, business, nonprofit/community
  • Web developers - front and back end
  • Data analysts & experts
  • Database programmers (PHP, R, SQL)
  • Mobile app developers
  • Designers
  • UX
  • Content strategists
  • Marketing/social media
  • Social workers

Contact Us

Got questions? Need help? Drop us a line: Paul Barham -

Some institutions we have confirmed to be there:

  • KC Healthy Kids
  • KCMO Health Department
  • KU Hospital
  • KU Medical Center
  • Children's Mercy
  • First Call Foundation
  • iShare Medical
  • PlayIt Health
  • UMKC Law School
  • Code for America fellows

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