Intel Georgia Tech Student Hackathon 2012

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The Intel Student Developer program is working with the Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems (CERCS) and the Oregon Health&  Science University (OHSU) Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, to sponsor a student-driven Code for Good hackathon at Georgia Tech, September 28-29, 2012. The theme of this event is Developing Apps to fight Childhood Obesity and to foster Healthy Lifestyle Choices.

Code for Good is an Intel sponsored initiative that harnesses the creative energies of software developers, technologists, domain experts, like minded organizations and individuals to help tackle some of the society's most pressing problems. Past efforts have included developing applications to bring learning resources to rural area of the developing world, supporting technology education for girls and developing game-based teaching tools for middle school algebra.
Georgia Tech

Dr.Mathhew Wolf of CERCS will be the host at Georgia Tech. He is working to bring someof the brightest and most capable students from his school and the region. Intel Software has been partnering with Dr. Matthew Wolf since 2007.Over the years, Dr. Wolf and his Intel collaborators have developed programs to bring advanced computing to teachers and students world-wide through innovative programs such as the Educational Alliance for a Parallel Future (EAPF), The ACM Parallel Computing Tech Pack, and the Intel Multicore Curriculum Education project.


Dr. Matthew Wolf, Sr. Research Scientist, Georgia Tech

"It is really great to have industry like Intel partnering with our students to make a difference in our communities."

OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital 

Daniel Marks, M.D.,Ph.D., a childhood obesity prevention expert at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, will be providing critical subject matter expertise throughout the process.  OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital ranks among the top 50 children's hospitals in the United States.* It ranks 36th nationally for NIH-awarded pediatric research funding among children's hospitals affiliated with an academic medical center**, and is one of only 22 NIH-designated Child Health Research Centers in the country.

Daniel L. Marks M.D., Ph.D. Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology

Director, Oregon Child Health Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University

“ It is very difficult for someone like myself to offer advice about healthy lifestyle choices for young people without sounding like the dreaded "authority figure."  Your approach really allows young people to develop tools to reach out to their peers in a way that will resonate with them in a much more meaningful way.”

Dr. Daniel Mark, PhD


The Alliance for a Healthier Generation

We are grateful to recieve subject matter guidance from The Alliance for a Healthier Generation.  Founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and William J. Clinton Foundation, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation is leading the charge against the childhood obesity epidemic by engaging directly with industry leaders, educators, parents, healthcare professionals and—most importantly—kids. 


Intel Student Developer Program
Intel will be contributing experts in HTML5 and application development, (not to mention Ultrabooktmdevelopement platforms!). Attending the hackathon for Intel, will be Brad Hill, HTML5 Application Engineer, Paul Steinberg, Student Developer Program Manager. Intel Student Developer Program has held hackathons at the Contra Costa College and The Intel Developer Forum.  Future venues will include St. Olaf's College, and other venues in the United States and worldwide.

Brad Hill Picture

Brad Hill, Intel HTML5 Application Engineer

Live Blog is up - go there for real-time updates.



Would you (student, professor, administrator) be interested in hosting a similar hackathon?  This is still an experiment and we'd be interested to hear from you. Please leave a comment below or email me via and I'll get back to you.

* U.S. News & World Report 2012-13 Best Children's Hospitals

** Children's Hospital Association (formerly the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions)

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