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HealthHacks Hackathon 2017
Microsoft Philippines | Feb. 4-5, 2017
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About Us

HealthHacks PH is the premier health hackathon for students in the Philippines. Founded in 2015, HealthHacks is a 2-day overnight hackathon, where students form teams to solve big problems in healthcare and medicine through technology.

This year, HealthHacks PH is organizing a bigger and better hackathon, with a target of 100 students to come on February 4-5, 2017.

The Details


Microsoft Office, Makati City


February 4-5, 2017

No. of Participants


Registration Fee

₱ 250/person

Registration Deadline (Extended)

January 17, 2017

Payment Deadline (Extended)

January 20, 2017

Previous Dignitaries

Dr. Raymonde Uy

Speaker & Judge

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Medical Informatics at National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Farouk Meralli

Speaker & Judge

Founder and CEO of mClinica

Chris Dee


Yale University School of Medicine Summa Cum Laude

Rodrick Tan


Designer and Business Analyst at By Implication

Kit Sumabat


Founding President of the Philippine Nursing Informatics Association

Martin Gomez


Worldwide Communications Lead, Corporate HQ, IBM

Ruby Cristobal


Chief Science Research Specialist at DOST-SEI

Jay Fajardo


Co-founder and CTO of Medifi; CEO of Launchgarage and Proudcloud

Marc Medina


Founder and CEO of MEDIX

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a competition for teams of people, usually programmers, to create software applications or hardware solutions overnight, in the hopes of “hacking” or finding a better way to do things.

I don’t know how to code.
Can I still join?

Yes you can! HealthHacks is designed to gather people of different backgrounds under one roof, even those who don’t have coding experience. On the day of the competition, there will be other participants with coding skills who you can team up with.

What age groups can join the competition?

We’re allowing senior high school students and college students to join the competition. We’re only allowing these age groups of students to join to limit the age gap between participants.

Can we form teams beforehand?

Yes you can! You can register as a team of 3-4 members or as an individual. For individuals, we'll have a problem pitch session for you to introduce yourself and form a team with other participants. For teams of 3, you may also add individuals to your team during the problem pitch.

Can we just pitch an idea, or do we need to code a prototype by the next day?

Since HealthHacks is a hackathon, we will be expecting demos of your projects by the end of the competition. However, you should still put a lot of thought to your idea, its viability, and its potential impact to society in terms of healthcare.

What can I gain from joining HealthHacks?

HealthHacks is not just a competition, but an avenue for incredible fun and learning. This is an opportunity for you to work with fellow students from different fields, and to create something valuable in just two days! By talking to other teams and mentors, you will find yourself inspired to solve local healthcare issues with your project.

What if I can't sleepover? Can I still join?

Hackathons, by nature, are designed to happen overnight. The sleepover is part of the hackathon experience. We highly encourage you to sleepover, but should you be unable to do so, you are still free to join. Just be sure not to miss your pitch!

Should we bring anything beforehand?

Just be sure to bring your laptops, chargers, and adaptors. Feel free to also bring any hardware you think will be useful for your hacking!

What if this FAQ didn’t answer my questions?

Please email us at tiffany.uy@healthhacks.ph if you still have any questions! We’d love to answer them for you.

What are you waiting for?

#HackHealth with us today.

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