Can a game app lead to better health? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation thinks so. They’ve announced a competition challenging developers to create game apps that “generate useful health care data to improve health and health care.”
The competition will be conducted in two phases. Phase One is an “open ideation phase” where interested developer teams can submit app concepts. From there, the top five teams will be awarded $5,000 to build upon their initial proposals and create working game apps.
What’s at stake? The developer of the winning game app receives $100,000, while second and third place winners earn $50,000 and $25,000, respectively. Winners will be announced in September 2013, with the first place winner honored at the Health 2.0 7th Annual Fall Conference.
The deadline for submission is February 22, 2013. Learn more and register for the challenge here.
Are you a Boston-area Ruby programmer or Ruby on Rails developer? An open source software enthusiast? Or someone who just likes to hang out with the techie folks?
PatientsLikeMe is a proud sponsor of the Boston Ruby Group’s upcoming social event, the cheekily named Bubbly Bub & Grub at a Pub in the Hub Club, which takes place Tuesday, July 24th, at 6:30 p.m. If the name alone doesn’t get you there, how about the chance to schmooze, eat and drink with “the finest Rubyists this side of the Mississippi”?
The Boston Ruby Group is known for their regular presentation nights (one or two 45-minute presentations, lightning talks and announcements) and project nights (where programmers get together and write code). This particular event, however, is all about meeting people and having fun. Anyone, whether a “Rubyist” or not, is welcome.
If you’re in the Boston area, come by, say hello and pick up some PatientsLikeMe swag. Other sponsors who will be handing out goodies and addressing the crowd include ZipCar, Terrible Labs, Iora Health, DockYard and thoughtbot.