Log in Slack - channels
You should have received an invitation to join Slack by email. If not, please contact us right away via the healthhack.ch home page.
Go to our platform home page and log in using a button that looks like this:
If you have issues logging into the platform, and in case you cannot access Slack please contact the organizing team via email@example.com
#healthhack2020: used by the DayOne organization team to make announcements, share information updates, e.g. zoom links for plenary sessions (read only for participants).
#introductions: used by all participants to introduce themselves and networking (open to all)
#help: to post tech issues, ask for directions to navigate better the platforms etc. (open to all)
#members-wanted : look for specific skills addressing the challenges you are interested in (open to all)
#ch-(challenge name): 14x channels to discuss a specific patient challenge (open to all -> to activate)
#general: to address any other topic (open to all).
Find your Challenge on the hackathon platform
To browse the challenges, go to the Online Challenges page.
There is no specific “end product” of your team work. The patient-centered challenges are so diverse that no one-size-fits-all format for an “end-product” description will do justice. However, your team project’s outcome should go beyond a mere documented debate: try to get as close as possible to a solution or proof of concept solutio, keeping in mind the principles of the hackathon.
There are chat rooms on Slack, one per each patient challenge. This is where you can meet people, exchange ideas and start forming your teams. If your forming team is looking for new members, you can also post to this channel.
(NB: joining a Slack discussion group does not commit you to making a project for that challenge). If you feel like proposing a solution, you can do so on the Projects Page.
Create a Project - Join a Project Team -
Each project is meant to address a given Patient Challenge. You can browse the active projects on the Projects Page. Once you have found a project that you would like to work on, tap on the blue Join button at the top of the project page, which looks like this:
If you are asked to sign in, do so using Slack. See instructions at the top of this page.
You should then see your name along with any other team members listed underneath. You can also Leave (click the ★ blue star) the project if you joined one by accident.
If you need to make changes or link your name to somewhere else on the Internet, click Profile in the top of the page.
Post your Progress
Once you join a project in step (2), buttons appear at the top of the page allowing you to Post and Edit updates about your hackathon experience.
By clicking the green Post button, you can give a quick status report of your progress. A dialog box asks you to self-evaluate your team's Progress, as well as enter a few words or sentences to describe at which stage you are at in the process. You can later find these posts in the project Log.
Try to use this regularly to keep tabs on how and your team are spending your precious time at the hackathon. It will help you to learn from the experience and think of improvements for next time.
Share your Results
Once you are ready to start working on your project submission, click the Edit button.
You will also see other fields there allowing you to set up how your project is presented. In the large Description field you can post notes on your final results, such as a video or slide presentation, summarizing in free form your solution to the challenge. This can be plain text, in HTML or Markdown.
However, it might be easier for you and your team to work on the description of your results externally. You can connect content you are working on in a Bitbucket, GitHub or similar supported repository via the Sync feature. This also works with Web-published Google Docs.
You can also put external content from any Web site in a frame with the Project link and checking the Embed button. Typically this is used to attach a slide presentation or video clip of your pitch.
Give and get Feedback
There are lots of viable outcomes of HealthHack. Whether you have prepared a concept using Design Thinking Process or a prototype of another form, it could be highly valuable to check your assumptions on whether this product is really solving the problem, get help with next steps in your prototyping, and then test it, test, it, test it, with fellow hackathon participants.
A 2-3 min video or screencast, or even just a summary in a few slides can do a lot to spread the idea. As soon as you have uploaded these to your project page as described above, it would be a good idea to encourage feedback. Use the Contact link to invite people to your Slack channel. Advertise your progress in the common areas of the hackathon. Approach fellow participants both to give advice on their idea, and to solicit 5 minutes of their evaluation.
Something we missed?
If you can’t find an answer to your question, please contact the organising team. You can find us in the Slack #help and ask questions on any of the above and more.
More information on the DayOne Health Hack can be found here.
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