Children's Health Hosts Innov8 4 Kids Challenge

Updated: Jul 23

If you are a mentor with healthcare and immersive technology development experience, have an innovative idea for pediatric healthcare, or are simply looking for a volunteer opportunity, then this event may be for you.

Children’s Health, the leading pediatric healthcare system in North Texas, is hosting a virtual hackathon, the Innov8 4 Kids Challenge. From July 16th – 18th, “teams will compete for prizes by designing or developing interactive tech that helps pediatric patients and employees.” The scope of this interactive technology can include anything in augmented reality, virtual reality, gamification, and mobile apps.

According to the virtual flyer, the minimum time commitment for the event is 16 hours, all of which are eligible to count toward student and other volunteer requirements.

Teams will consist of one to five people, with the top prize being $1000. In addition, prizes will be offered for the best high school team and the best college team. Optional mini-challenges start on the final day of registration, June 28.