Cornell University's Entrepreneurship office and College of Veterinary Medicine have partnered to host the first ever Animal Health Hackathon in the world! This epic event on January 27, 28 & 29, 2017, in Ithaca NY, starts with a conference on Friday – education and inspiration – followed by a weekend of creation.
This interdisciplinary event brings together students from across degrees, majors, and schools at Cornell, as well as guests from other universities, forming diverse teams to create solutions to current needs in veterinary health care. A hackathon celebrates hacking in its most positive context - using minimal resources and maximum brain power to create outside-the-box solutions ("hacks") in a constrained time frame. Hack + Marathon = Hackathon.
Teams comprised of veterinary students, business students, engineers, & designers come together to create holistic, viable solutions, & compete for accolades and awards. Mentors provide feedback and guidance to teams, culminating in a project showcase on Sunday and final demos to an audience of peers, industry reps, and participants. A panel of judges selects winners. Projects may be related to software, hardware, wearables, business models, medical innovations, animal welfare and husbandry solutions, or needs of not-for-profit organizations… the sky’s the limit.
The hackathon is open to all students from Cornell and other selected schools by application.