The Diagnostics by Design hackathon is a cross-communities effort to bridge the gap between makers and do-it-yourself innovators and the sphere of global health. The event is posed as a challenge to participants: with minimal materials or through innovative coding, tackle a technological or informatic need in the space of point of care diagnostics. These can range from generating DIY lab equipment alternatives for medical clinics with limited resources, informatics for disease monitoring, or redesign of diagnostic tools for resource-limited settings. Attendees from the Maker community will work with participants from academic and professional spaces: the goal is an interface between the innovative expertise of the former with the needs assessments and field knowledge of the latter. We not only explore, but get hands on experience with pressing health and design needs.

The DxD hackathon is a two day event, from Saturday (1/11/13) from 9AM to 9PM, and Sunday (1/12/13) from 9AM to 3PM. Eventbrite only shows the Saturday date; registration covers participation and meals for both days.

Saturday (Invention Lab, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley)
9:00-9:30 am Opening remarks and brief overview of logistics
9:00-9:30 am Open building time (all equipment in the Invention Lab is available for use; Hackathon organizers will be available to run jobs on the 3D printers, laser cutters, mills and lathes for each Hackathon team)
12:00-1:00 pmLunch available in conference room
4:00 pm Afternoon tea, coffee and snacks served
9:00 pm Invention Lab closes for the day

Sunday
9:00 am -12:00 pm Open building time (Invention Lab, Sutardja Dai Hall)
12:00-1:30 pm Team Presentations (CITRIS auditorium)
1:30-2:30 pm Lunch
2:30-3:00 pm Awards and closing remarks (CITRIS auditorium)

The hackathon is co-sponsored by Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases, GHDx, Tekla Labs, CITRIS, Invention Lab @ Berkeley, The Blum Center & Big Ideas@berkeley (financial support of Tekla), and the Institute for International Studies (financial support of GHDx).

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