TU Dublin students take on Health Hackathon run
The students who had their projects shortlisted for final judging pose with the judges before the announcement of the winners of the Hackathon Working Groups, students worked through a 24 hour period to develop solutions to the challenges set by the clinician’s at TUH

TU Dublin students take on Health Hackathon run

Taking place over two days the second Health Hackathon run in TU Dublin Tallaght campus brought together over 40 students from the School of Enterprise Computing & Digital Transformation at TU Dublin as well as many other schools across the three campuses of TU Dublin.

Commenting on the event one of the judges and one of the creators of the challenges set for the students, Professor Catherine Wall, Consultant Nephrologist and Director of Quality, Safety & Risk Management at TUH said “I left the event with an immense sense of energy and possibilities for the future. I learnt a lot from the students over the weekend. We have strengthened collaborations between ourselves and TU Dublin and further fostered further relationships with very bright, very talented people. I am looking forward to seeing these ideas realised for our patients and staff but also to other healthcare settings in Ireland”.

The clinicians presented the challenges and the students were then broken into their working groups.

They were each given time with the clinicians so they could ask more detailed questions, the understanding of the brief and development of the concept were very important elements of the final scoring.

Following the briefings there were a series of presentations from the Hospital, Amazon Web Services on Ethics, Data, Cyber Security and GDPR all very important elements for consideration as part of the development of any solution to the challenges set.

Finally TU Dublin presented a technical presentation on fast prototyping using cloud services.

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