Hackathon June 4th 2015
9am to 9pm
University of Worcester Computing Labs, City Campus, Castle Street, Worcester, WR1 3AS
- Free event open to all University of Worcester students
- Free refreshments throughout the day
- Voucher prizes for winning idea (to be judged by Keynote Speakers)
Are you interested in social isolation and dementia and how technology can help solve some of the issues?
We are looking for people with the following types of skills: design, technical, sport and sports science, health and well-being, care, marketing, psychology… BUT you might have something else to offer.
The event will open with keynotes and scene setting from:
- Professor Dawn Brooker – Director of the University of Worcester Association for Dementia Studies is internationally recognised for scholarship in practice development of person centered dementia care http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/professor-dawn-brooker.html
- Ken Howard – Person living well with dementia and hairy biker http://www.youngdementiauk.org/ken-hs-story
- Professor Neil Maiden – Professor of Systems Engineering, Head of the Centre for HCI Design and co-founder of the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice at City University London http://www.city.ac.uk/people/academics/neil-maiden
The day will involve working in small groups with technology and dementia experts and sharing ideas at regular intervals with whole group discussion.
Only 25 places available – book now to secure your place by registering at:
Places allocated on a first come first served basis. We will confirm your place. If we are oversubscribed you will be placed on a waiting list.
If you have any questions please email Shirley Evans firstname.lastname@example.org