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Code4Good hackathon planned at FAU's Tech Runway

Quantum Foundation is teaming up with Modernizing Medicine and Florida Atlantic University’s new entrepreneurship program and accelerator, Tech Runway, to stimulate health-related innovation in Palm Beach County at a tech weekend on March 28 – 29. Quantum Foundation, a private grant making organization, will host its first hackathon, giving engineers, designers and entrepreneurs a hands-on environment to connect, build teams and create a piece of software that enhances the quality of life in underserved communities.

Throughout the weekend, participants will work together to create a technology solution then present their project to a panel of judges on the final day. There's a cash incentive for these teams to show up and put their talents to work. The top three teams will receive prizes in these denominations: First Prize: $5,000; Second Prize: $3,000; Third Prize: $2,000. The first place team will have the opportunity to participate in building their solution into an actual working product.

This event gives aspiring entrepreneurs, engineers, creatives and tech experts an opportunity to showcase their skills and code for good in Palm Beach County.

“South Florida is home to some of the best and brightest coders and software developers, as well as individuals dedicated to improving society. The technology resulting from the Code4Good hackathon will help increase efficiency and improve healthcare outcomes for our region’s citizens and beyond,” said Dan Cane, CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine.

The event is open to designers, coders, marketers and anyone who has an idea and wants to contribute to a team in a technical or creative capacity.

 The event host and Palm Beach County's largest health-funder, Quantum Foundation, has given away $115 million since its inception and continues to push the envelope in support of its mission of inspiring and funding bold initiatives that improve community health. Code4Good Palm Beach County is the first of its kind in the county. 

To learn more or to register as a participant visit www.code4goodPBC.org

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Posted Jan. 27, 2015 

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