Québec City, May 4, 2021 – As one of the 2021 Hackathon, a virtual development marathon for mental health, Akinox is invited to present the 1st prize to the team that has distinguished itself by its talent, innovation and originality. The event, which will take place from May 14 to 16, 2021, is organized by SociéTIC for the benefit of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Québec City branch.Technology for Mental Health
For this virtual Hackathon, volunteer teams of 4 to 6 members composed of developers, analysts, project managers, designers and marketing specialists will work together for 72 hours to contribute to the development of original and innovative applications to meet the needs of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Québec City branch dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental illness and providing support to the public. During this creative and collaborative process, they will analyze the association’s needs and propose innovative IT solutions to meet the association’s technological challenges.
The following criteria will be considered by the jury in the evaluation of the
- Empathic approach
- Functional application
- Open-source software
- User Experience
- Technological innovation and originality
- Solution Presentation
The winner will receive the 1st prize presented by Akinox as well as $5,000. A 2nd prize of $3,000 and a 3rd prize of $1,500 will also be awarded.
A passionate experienced team in health technology for Akinox
Akinox, a pioneering healthcare technology company that develops innovative digital solutions to help and support the modernization of healthcare organizations so they can deliver efficient, humane and patient-centered care, will send a team of 6 experienced developers and analysts who have already contributed to large-scale health projects, well-motivated to find together specific technological solutions to meet the needs of the association.
“In Québec, we are fortunate to have the exceptional expertise of talents in the field of health technology, from developers, analysts and project managers to name a few, who are passionately involved in creating and developing solutions to modernize health services on a daily basis. It is a part of this team driven by the desire to have an impact in the field of health that will represent Akinox at this Hackathon in an effort to contribute to the best of their skills to meet the needs of the association. Wishing everyone a great Hackathon!”
Alexandre Dahl – Chairman and founder of Akinox
It is no longer possible to register for the 2021 Hackathon, but if you want to contribute to the cause, you can by donating to the Canadian Mental Health Association.
About the SociéTIC group
Founded in 1980, the «Regroupement TI Estrie» operating under the name of SociéTIC, brings together many ICT stakeholders in the Eastern Townships and defines itself as a privileged window, a forum for exchange, a network of contacts and a place for the dissemination of information related to Information and Communications Technologies. Their mission is to promote the visibility of regional competences and to offer quality conferences at accessible prices. For more information: SociéTIC.ca
About the Canadian Mental Health Association
The Canadian Mental Health Association is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental illness and providing support to the public. It helps individuals, groups and communities maintain and improve their mental health while exercising better control over their lives. For example, it promotes the mental health rights of individuals and communities and works in partnership with networks such as the community, public and para-public sectors and the private sector. Through its mission and actions, it is an agent of change for the improvement of the quality of life of the population in its environment. For more information: acsm.org.