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ArchHacks is a hackathon hosted at Washington University in St. Louis Nov. 4-6 for students of all backgrounds with a passion for technology, design, and, most importantly, building things. ArchHacks brings together more than 500 students from around the country for 48 hours of collaboration, problem solving, and building. We will provide a unique opportunity for students to work with resources and companies they cannot find anywhere else, and our theme, HealthTech, means that the products our participants create will make a real difference. You will have the opportunity to make invaluable connections with corporations, collaborate with friends and, most importantly, develop something that will contribute to the HealthTech community.


Health is no longer limited to the realm of doctors and pharmacists. Today the health industry has expanded to incorporate engineering, technology, digital design, and more. Today health is the Misfit you wear, the interface you use to schedule doctors appointments, the technology that organizes the operation of all the computers in a massive medical facility, the Nest CO and fire alarm in your house, the next big thing in 3D printing biological materials, and more. The room for future innovation is infinite. We have chosen this theme for ArchHacks because the HealthTech industry is growing exponentially with some of the most innovative technology available today, and we as college students will be the driving force behind this development.
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Friday, November 4th

  • 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM Check In Bauer Hall

  • 04:00 PM - 05:45 PM Dinner - Round 1 Food Area

  • 06:00 PM - 07:15 PM Opening Ceremony Bauer Hall

  • 07:15 PM - 08:45 PM Dinner - Round 2 Food Area

  • 08:00 PM - 08:45 PM Workshop on AngularJS by Google Workshop Room

  • 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM User Feedback Hours Emerson Auditorium

  • 09:00 PM - 09:30 PM What is HIPAA? Workshop Room

  • 10:00 PM - 10:45 PM Workshop on Virtual Reality by AT&T Workshop Room

  • 11:30 PM - 11:59 PM Midnight Snack Food Area

Saturday, November 5th

  • 03:00 AM - 04:00 AM Soylent Break Food Area

  • 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM Breakfast Food Area

  • 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM Innovation that Affects Everyone Workshop Room

  • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM TensorFlow Demystified Workshop Room

  • 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM Kind Snack Food Area

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cornhole - Round One Bauer Hall

  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Lunch Food Area

  • 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM What is "Good Design"? Workshop Room

  • 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM Meditation Session One TBA

  • 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM Design Feedback Hours Workshop Area

  • 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM Meditation Session Two TBA

  • 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Snack Food Area

  • 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM Meditation Session Three TBA

  • 04:45 PM - 05:30 PM Meditation Session Four TBA

  • 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM Watch Dogs 2 CTF Workshop Room

  • 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM Dinner Food Area

  • 08:00 PM - 08:00 PM Cornhole Finals Completed Bauer Hall

  • 09:00 PM - 09:00 PM Dessert Food Area

  • 11:30 PM - 11:59 PM Midnight Snack Food Area

Sunday, November 6th

  • 03:00 AM - 04:00 AM Snack Food Area

  • 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM Breakfast Food Area

  • 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM Submissions Due Bauer Hall

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Judging Bauer Hall

  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Lunch Food Area

  • 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM Closing Ceremony Bauer Hall

Stephanie Mertz

  • Senior, Computer Science / Systems Engineering
  • For Fun:

    Works on a distributed computer project
  • Why HealthTech?

    "I've been to a lot of hackathons where I made fun projects and won cool prizes but I wasn't solving real problems. HealthTech matters."

Allen Osgood

  • Senior, Computer Science / Finance
  • For Fun:

    Plays ultimate frisbee, leads an IDEA Labs team and watches House of Cards
  • Why HealthTech?

    "HealthTech falls at the intersection of two of my passions - staying alive (let's keep this show going) and technology. I've been fascinated by how technology can assist in the human experience."

Jake Kent

Head of Tech / Webmaster / Lead Website Developer
  • Senior, Computer Science
  • For Fun:

    Plays West African hand drums, is a member of the USA Maccabi Open Soccer Team, works on side web projects
  • Why HealthTech?

    "Technology has the potential to revolutionize our world. Combining that with a topic that affects every human in the way that health does and putting it in front of skilled hackers is a recipe for disruptive, impactful innovation."

Brian Lam

Website Developer
  • Senior, Computer Science
  • For Fun:

    Works on side software/web projects, reads books, does photography
  • Why HealthTech?

    "The medical field needs technological innovation in order to grow."

John MacKay

IT Coordinator
  • Senior, Computer Engineering / Electrical Engineering
  • For Fun:

    President of More Fools Than Wise (a capella), Residential Peer Mentor for math and physics
  • Why HealthTech?

    "HealthhTech is providing solutions to difficult problems in the health care sector, and it's important we fuel that innovation."

Emma Riley

Web Designer
  • Senior, Communication Design / American Culture Studies
  • For Fun:

    Swing dances and reads
  • Why HealthTech?

    "We all have special skills, and we need to combine those skills with our values. That's what I'm doing with HealthTech."

Christine Bosch

Print Designer
  • Senior, Communication Design
  • For Fun:

    Loves baking and raising plants
  • Why HealthTech?

    "It has the potential to do actual good for lots of people."

Jay Vaidya

Director of Finance
  • Junior, Computer Science / Math
  • For Fun:

    Studio: TESLA, Engineering Projects Review Board, RPM, Scuba Diving, Cycling
  • Why HealthTech?

    "Affordable HealthTech has the greatest potential to change the lives of billions of people living without access to basic healthcare in developing countries around the world."

Namrata Vakkalagadda

Director of Student Connections
  • Junior, Psychology, Computer Science minor
  • For Fun:

    Competitive Bollywood Fusion (Chaahat) dancer, AOPi, researcher in the Wash U BRAIN lab
  • Why HealthTech?

    "HealthTech is using technology to improve the lives of the people around us, and that's essential to the growth of our society."

Amir Raheem

Director of Applications
  • Junior, Computer Science, Finance
  • For Fun:

    Plays piano and Hearthstone, Loves coding
  • Why HealthTech?

    "A great way for people to realize the help that the health field is looking for, and grow HealthTech."

Kiri Maasen

  • Junior, Communication Design / English (writing conc.), Comp. Sci. minor
  • For Fun:

    Dances with WUSauce and in WUD(ance)T(heatre)
  • Why HealthTech?

    "HealthTech is about making life less stressful. I use a FitBit every day, but I know there are other great ideas out there waiting to be synthesized."

Yash Dalal

  • Senior, Computer Science, Design minor

Marni Widen

Director of Marketing
  • Junior, Finance / Marketing
  • For Fun:

    Member of AEPhi
  • Why HealthTech?

    "Putting smart people in a room to help better the health of the human race...sounds good to me!"

Adam Harris

  • Senior, Film and Media Studies / Economics
  • For Fun:

    Plays rugby, experiments with filming/screenplays, watches niche films
  • Why HealthTech?

    "Health is important, and making it simpler is even more important."

Ricardo Solis

  • Senior, Drama

Kaitlyn Luckey

Director of Logistics
  • Junior, Information Systems / Entrepreneurship

Josephine Lee

Logistics and Data Vis
  • Senior, Biology, Comp Sci minor

Katelyn Miyasaki

Website Designer
  • Sophomore, Biomedical Engineering, Design minor

Kerry Li

Website Developer
  • Sophomore, Computer Science

When and Where is ArchHacks?

Why Washington University in St. Louis?


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Can I start working on the Hack right now?

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But I don’t know anyone else going so I don’t have a team, what can I do?

So I’ll make a thing, but then who owns it?

All I really care about are drones. Will I be able to use drones?

What if I don’t know how to code?

When does the event start and end?

What do I need to participate?

How can I get to ArchHacks?

Will there be awards?

But it’s 48 hours long won’t I get hungry?

How much does this shindig cost?

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