Hack the Genome
A Hackathon for Personalized Health & Wellness Apps
New Partnership Between Concierge Medicine Today and Sequencing.com Provides First-Of-Its-Kind Solutions For Transforming Genetic Data Into Meaningful Information With Concierge Physicians & Puts Concierge Medicine At The Forefront Of The Personal Genomics Revolution.
On April 6-7, 2017, Microsoft Genomics and Sequencing.com will host the world’s first Hack the Genome hackathon. This exciting two-day competition will focus on developing health and wellness apps that provide a unique, personalized user experience.
Competitors will use the Real-Time Personalization® (+RTP) API to add personalization to their apps. Apps powered by the +RTP API are able to perceive the uniqueness of each app user because the API allows any app to connect to and understand information obtained from the app user’s genes. Apps powered by +RTP are able to utilize this gene-based information to provide personalized, real-time insights and guidance to the app user.
There is no need to know anything about genomics as the +RTP API makes genetic-based information incredibly easy to work with and understand. All you need to know is how to create web or mobile apps.
Concierge Medicine Today and Sequencing.com predict the widespread use of genome sequencing by [Concierge] physicians in daily clinical patient care. Previously available only in academic medical centers, this advanced healthcare technology provides the ability to predict and prevent disease. Due to decreasing costs and better understanding about how to make genetic data actionable, this advanced technology is moving out of academia and is now fully accessible to Concierge physicians.
“The genetic revolution has already begun, and it is having far-reaching effects on healthcare right now,” said Brandon Colby, MD, a medical doctor, author of Outsmart Your Genes and Sequencing.com’s Founder and CEO. “Our knowledge of how to use this information is increasing at an exponential rate. What this means is that we can now start to integrate genetics into our everyday lives. With comprehensive genetic testing, we launch an innovative strategy against disease, attacking it before it even manifests. Whole Genome Sequencing, therefore, provides a new counter-offensive in our war against Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, and many other diseases that have plagued our civilization for centuries. This is the most exciting, and potentially groundbreaking, medical development of this century.”
“DNA data with the continuous interaction and direction of a [Concierge] physician ushers in a healthcare utopia. In this way, it simplifies decision making using insights obtained from each person’s genetic data” said Michael Tetreault, Editor of Concierge Medicine Today.
Registration & Participation
This hackathon is open to everyone who is enthusiastic about creating health and wellness apps that change lives and change the world. This includes all software developers as well as students, postdocs, ISVs and researchers.
You may register as an individual or as part of a team composed of up to six people. Each team will create an app for iOS, Android, Windows Mobile or web utilizing the power of Azure. The first day will include presentations on the +RTP API including guidance on technical implementation.
After the first day presentations and brief introductory sessions from Microsoft Genomics and Microsoft TED Global, the hackathon teams will spend the next 24 hours developing apps in the health and wellness category that use the +RTP API.
This exciting competition will take place on April 6-7, 2017 at Microsoft’s Headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
Space is limited so register today if you are interested in competing.