I'm very happy to forward this Hackathon notification on to this list.
Years ago a dear library colleague suffered from and died of ALS at a time when assistive technologies were just starting to be enabled. I'm heartened by these efforts to develop assistive technologies for people with ALS and their friends and carers. Please connect with them about this hackathon or their other work.
Kari R. Smith
Digital Archivist and Program Head for Born-digital Archives
Institute Archives and Special Collections
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries, Cambridge, Massachusetts
617.253.5690 smithkr at mit.edu http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/ @karirene69
Prize4life is a nonprofit organization dedicated for finding a cure for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig disease.
We are now working on a project in collaboration with the MIT hacking
medicine team and the American ALS Association, aimed to connect students to the world of assistive technology. This is designed to be a one-year project that includes a 2-day hackathon and a follow-on program, in which the students will receive funding and mentorship that will enable them to develop their ideas into prototype.
The Hackathon is scheduled to take place on 6-7 October 2017, at
Microsoft New England R&D Centre in Cambridge MA.
Registration is now open at http://prize4life.org.il/en/hackathon/
We would highly appreciate it if you could spread the word!
> Noa Davis, PhD | Chief Scientific Officer www.prize4life.org.il
> www.alsanalyzer.com www.alsresearchforum.org