Student Innovation on Display at JHH Health-Focused Hackathon

Sleeping bags and laptops in tow, the participants of MedHacks filed into the Turner Auditorium at Johns Hopkins Hospital on Sunday afternoon to listen to the finalists make their pitch to judges.

In the third year of the event, the health-focused hackathon organized by Johns Hopkins students drew 99 teams from Sept. 8-10. Along with Hopkins, participants were gathered from the University of Maryland, as well as colleges across the country like Stanford and MIT. Canada was also represented.

According to organizer Burton Ye, 650 participants were assembled for the opening ceremony when the weekend began on Friday. They heard from former NAACP President (and Maryland gubernatorial candidate) Ben Jealous, and Johns Hopkins Medicine Sr. VP of Patient Quality Peter Pronovost.


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