Thank you for helping us run our Digital Health Hack!

So that’s it! The third HackJsy Hackathon has been.. and gone. We can confirm that we will be doing it all again in March (confirmed date to follow) and that we also have some plans to keep you all busy in the mean-time too.

A few words of thanks

Without sponsors, there would be no event and we are very grateful to our main event sponsor, KPMG and our prize sponsors,, Co-Operative Medical Care and KPMG, as well as ORA, who sponsored travel subsidies. Thanks also go to Digital Jersey for the use of their facilities at The Hub and iQ for sponsoring our rather marvellous trophies!

Our judges, who had the unenviable task of picking the winners – Rob Kirkby, Dr Chris Hare, Ewan Davis and Michael Bretherton – thank you for giving up your time and for offering your experience and advice to our participants, as well as deliberating on the awards.

My fellow organisers, Robbie Andrews and Rob Dudley (who kindly thanked Robbie & I in his closing speech, but deserves at least the same) – and Charles Robertson who was there in spirit, but in reality away on his honeymoon – thank you for making a long weekend not only possible, but rewarding and entertaining as well.

And last, but by no means least, thank YOU. To each of you who gave up your time to make the hackathon what it was – whether you were a participant, a supporter, one of the many who dropped in to see what was going on – or just someone who followed the happenings online. We hope you enjoyed it enough to get involved again next time!

Hurry up and tell us who won!

We will be publishing some more information about the teams and their solutions in due course, but for those of you who are desperate to get to the bottom line, the prizes were awarded as follows:

1st – It’s a Gamble! with Beancon (Beacon), an app to assist emergency services to locate people in distress

2nd – Paul Dutot with Health Stage, a real time eHealth messaging ecosystem displaying real time air quality information as a proof of concept with mobile integration

3rd – The Cowboy Coders with MyGP, a system for enhanced communication between GP and patient. Patients have quick access to test results, direct messaging to their GP, and more

WTH (what the health?) – The Unfit Tweeters with TweetFit, an app that motivates unfit people to exercise it uses twitter to do this.

Videos of the presentations, prize-giving – and also some ‘experimental’ periscope footage are available via the YouTube channel, here:

What’s next?

We will be following up with the teams to find out what their plans are for their solutions – and to publish more information here – soon. We can also confirm that the next Hackathon will take place in March (date and theme to be confirmed), but if you can’t wait that long..

… why not join us for the HackJsy Friday Night Club (sponsored by KPMG, supported by Digital Jersey & BCS Jersey). For more information, visit:


By Matt Chatterley

Matt is a Software Developer / Architect (and an aspiring Author and Speaker, too).

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