Here’s an opportunity shared with us by one of the challenge sponsors, Esri
The Innovating for Environmental Health App Challenge aims to inspire environmental health professionals to move towards open data and technology by presenting innovative solutions to EH problems. Esri is issuing an informal call to their users to enter an app using the Esri ArcGIS Platform to help the cause!
From the event organizers… By hosting an app challenge, we are bringing a whole new technology-focused dimension to EH by showing that EH does not need to fit a traditional definition, but can continue to grow. By integrating technology and data into EH we are promoting a move towards innovative solutions that will protect public health.
Challenge statement: Create an app that helps to achieve one of the environmental health objectives, as identified by the Department of Health and Human Services. We encourage participants to utilize the CDC’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Network Data as a source of information for apps. We also encourage the use of Esri’s ArcGIS software, though it is not mandatory. We believe that the partnering of technology, EH, and government tracking data will send a powerful message that shows the potential for the partnering of these fields.
Who can participate?
- Teams of one to six individuals can register to participate in the app challenge.
- Participant(s) must be at least 18 years of age.
- All apps must be built from scratch during the time of the app challenge.
- Participants cannot submit apps on behalf of a large group, organization or company.
You have until May 9 to participate but don’t wait too long!
Get started at http://innovatingeh.devpost.com/