Bakersfield College hosts an annual open competition on the Panorama Campus in which event organizers gather information about technology needs in the local community related to public health and provide this information to various competing teams. The teams then submit a group presentation of a technical prototype to solve the issue and a community impact report showing how the prototype will help address a community public health need.
The goals of the competition are to increase awareness of public health, augment student learning, foster interdisciplinary collaboration, improve community and industry partnerships, and further develop local talent capable of meeting local needs.
All disciplines are welcome to participate in the competition. For more information about the Hackathon rules and a breakdown of the scoring system, visit the Hackathon Rules and Scoring page.
The Health and Social Justice Hackathon is hosted with support from the following sponsors: