What is Lumohacks?

300 People / 24 Hours / 4 Mental Health Challenges

Come Build MedApps with us

Lumohacks is a 24-hour hackathon where we will use tech to improve the lives of people facing mental health challenges, especially from the military and first responder communities. Lumohacks is open to everyone who share the passion for healthcare and tech!

Mental Health Challenges

Leading researchers will present challenges in 4 areas of mental health for participating hackers. These challenges are guidelines to help come up with project ideas. Our aim is for hackers to turn challenges into solutions and viable projects, to test after the hackathon.

What is Hackathon?

A hackathon is an event where teams of 2-4 people come together to collaborate on a project. Mentorship will be available and prizes are awarded to the most creative or useful projects. lumohacks is 24 hours and teams will be searching for ways to improve the lives of people with mental health challenges.

Join Lumohacks 2018

Started in 2015, lumohacks is Canada’s first major health hackathon bringing together innovators to create change in health and mental health using technology. Located in the ocean-mountain setting of Vancouver, BC, engineers and entrepreneurs will explore the underlying issues of living with mental illness. They will be given the cutting-edge technology needed to make a difference, and mentored by top industry leaders in the health and technology sectors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply?

Click on the application button at the top of this page and fill out the form to apply! Current University students (undergrad to PhD), as well as students within one year of graduation, are eligible. Please note that all hackers must be 19+ and receive an acceptance to attend Lumohacks.

What if I don't have a team yet?

You can form a team beforehand, or, we will have team formation sessions where you will find your next team! In fact, we encourage people in sciences to partner up with people in tech, whom you can meet through our Facebook social group, or on the day of the event through our Slack team.

What if I don't have computing science / engineering experience?

We will have mentors from the healthcare and tech industries at lumohacks, as well as workshops throughout the day to help you learn and understand the challenges. Don’t worry–you are free to chat with any mentor during the event, who will help you get started as soon as possible.

What if I don't have computing science / engineering experience?

We will have mentors from the healthcare and tech industries at lumohacks, as well as workshops throughout the day to help you learn and understand the challenges. Don’t worry–you are free to chat with any mentor during the event, who will help you get started as soon as possible.

What if I don’t have a background in sciences?

We will have mentors who specialize in science and health research to give talks and guidance to help point you in the right direction. Our hacking topics will help you find solutions for the patients! You also have the option of partnering with health science or med students / researchers.

What should I bring?

lumohacks is a 24 hour event, which means that you should come prepared to spend the night at the venue. Please bring an ID as well as a student ID if applicable. Also, bring everything you need to get beauty sleep and keep your skin moisturized! As our hacking areas will include coding and 3D modeling, please bring your own computers to work on. Food will be provided at the event.

Can I work on my previous projects?

No, all projects must start from scratch and built during the time you are at the event. Ideas may be generated beforehand. The rule is strictly enforced at lumohacks and the penalty for a project from before the event is disqualification. However, feel free to use any libraries or tools.

Can I be reimbursed for travel expenses if I don’t live in the area?

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide reimbursements for travel or accommodation at the moment. Please look towards future editions of the event as this may become available.

How big can my team be?

Teams can be 2-4 people. You may have a bigger team, but your team wouldn’t be eligible for the judging process or prizes. You can still work on a project in a bigger group or receive feedback on the project from mentors at the event.

Any questions? Don't hesitate to contact us!

Event Partners

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Some of Our Past Partners