A chance for students interested in life sciences and technology to collaborate and tackle problems in the medicine and biology field.

Possible streams for hack :

  • Patient facing solutions
    • Our title sponsor works in regenerative medicine, tackling diseases such as diabetes, burns, spinal cord injury, heart disease, autoimmunity, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy. Find a patient facing or public education solution to raise awareness or help afflicted individuals/families with similar diseases.
  • Research facing solutions (helping research labs)
    • Find a mentor or attendee who has experience working in a research lab. What kind of problem are they usually faced with that impact their work?
  • Free path of anything medicine related


Participants must be either:

  • A secondary school student
  • A post-secondary school student
  • A recent graduate


All projects must be submitted on Devpost by 1:00 PM PST on Sunday, March 8th, 2020.

All participants must follow MLH's Code of Conduct.

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,940 in prizes

1st Place

* $1000 between team members
* 4 months of Cloudsploit Premium free ($440 value)

Telus - Leverage technology to manage/improve any mental health related issue

At the end of the hackathon, we look forward to your projects tackling the issue of mental health that our society faces, across all generations. Feel free to be creative and explore the area of mental health or go with our sub theme of cyber bullying.

- Idea Novelty of the idea proposed /10
- Effectiveness of the proposal in addressing the problem statement /10
- Implementation Level of technical creativity and/or complexity of Implementation /20
- Presentation and demo quality /10
Total /50

-Beats Solo3 wireless headphones for each team member

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:










Judging Criteria

  • Idea
    What is the problem the team is aiming to solve? Is the project a creative, original, and suitable solution to the problem? /4
  • Technology
    Was the hack technically sophisticated? Does the project use advanced technologies (APIs, algorithms etc.)? /4
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? Is the design accessible (e.g. high contrast for good visibility, etc.) and aesthetically pleasing? Is the user experience smooth? /4
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted? Does it seem finished or does it seem rough around the edges? /3
  • (Finalists-only) Presentation
    Is the presentation well-prepared and smooth? Does it make a good business case for the project? Are statistics used when relevant? (finalists only) /3

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