Hacking Health Hamilton Hackathon 2019

Join us on Nov 8-10 at McMaster Innovation Park

Health Hackathon 2019 @ Nov.8-10, 2019

Join us for Hacking Health Hamilton Hackathon 2019 (Nov 8- Nov 10).


Pitch ideas, form teams, get advice from experts, and build a useable solution to address the users’ problems over the course of a weekend. Sunday afternoon demo your solution in front of a panel of judges for a chance of winning some fantastic prizes!

Here, we want to make it easy for anyone to dream big. Hacking Health fosters collaborative innovation by engaging key groups of stakeholders, such as healthcare professionals, developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and patients, to create human-centric solutions to improve the health of our communities. Our weekend hackathons are fun, intense, hands-on events where small teams tackle tough problems in a supportive community of peers and mentors.


Registration, Pitch Clinic
Opening Ceremony - Team Formation  
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1st Hack Day
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
2nd Hack Day
Hack - Demo - Award | 3 Sessions
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Create a project or join a specific team

On Friday night, you pitch a idea, create or join a team.

Using Sparkboard2019

Our Judges and Mentors


Our judging panel is made up of healthcare innovators, educators, and hackathon pros.
Judging panel will judge team demos and determine the winners of the health hackathon.

Maggie Bergeron
Maggie Bergeron
Co-Founder & CEO of Embodia

Paul Brown
Paul Brown
Manager, Architecture and Data at Hamilton Health Science

Robert DeWitte
Robert DeWitte
Entrepreneurial Sr Exec

Riya Karumanchi
Riya Karumanchi
Founder & CEO, SmartCanes


Leaders will guide and advise groups throughout the health hackathon to refine their ideas, support their techonlogy, and polish their demos.

Nav Kaur
Nav Kaur, Ph.D
Angel Investor

Zack ZL Technovations
Zack ZL Technovations
Founder, ZL Technovation

Steve Pereira
Steve Pereira
Founder, Visible

Dora Laurent
Dora Laurent
Innovation Consultant

Navita Dyal
Navita Dyal
Healthcare Innovator

 Lisa Sawada
Lisa Sawada
Healthcare Innovator

Adam Kinsman
Adam Kinsman Ph.D
McMaster University

Vinai Bhagirath
Vinai Bhagirath
Assistant Professor, McMaster University

Be volunteers at this special weekend

Volunteering is a great way to connect with your community, explore career options, share your passion with others and create changes in the Hamilton community.

Register as a volunteer.

Each year, our sponsors help Hacking Hacking Hamilton unite emerging healthcare professionals, developers, designers, business people, and educators. Our sponsors make it possible for participants to present and build something they’re proud of.

Sponsor Package
Interested in sponsoring? Contact us

@McMaster Innovation Park

175 Longwood Rd S #105, Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1
Check McMaster Innovation Park on Google Map.

Parking Information

Friday: Free after 5PM;
Weekend: Free;


1 Learn from 2018 Sparkboard

2 How to use 2019 Sparkboard

3 18 Healthcare Business Ideas

4 How to Perform a SWOT Analysis

5 Python Cheat Sheet

6 Big Data Cheat Sheet

7 Database SQL Cheat Sheet

8 Anaconda Data Science Platform

9 Healthcare Innovation - 10 Recent Examples

10 How To Present A Successful Hackathon Demo

Frequently asked questions

What is Hacking Health?
Hacking Health is a social organization that pairs innovators with healthcare experts to build solutions to front-line healthcare problems through the use of emerging technology.

Who Can Participate?
Peopele from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply for Health Hackathon!

How many people can be on a team?
There are no restrictions for the member number of a team. You can team up with hackers, health professionals, businessman, students, patients from participants. Teams can be formed before or during the event.

What if I have never been to a hackathon before?
Health Hackathon welcomes all participants. We’ll have talks, mentors and workshops to help you with your project and team. Health hackathons can be a great place to learn new knowledge,skills in a short amount of time. Just be eager to learn, and excited to meet lots of awesome people.

404 Question not found in this list?
If your question is not listed here, please feel free to reach out to us at the event.