LeadingAge Georgia HackFest Postponed

LeadingAge Georgia HackFest

Latest Update:

Due to low registration for the event, we will rethink our approach to this event and post a new date and plan soon. We hope to see you join us in the future.

Event Introduction

Do you have expertise in coding front-end or back-end systems, designing interfaces or devices, working with older adults, or are you business savvy? We are organizing the LeadingAge Georgia HackFest as a great opportunity to work with people from other disciplines in the domains of aging and technology and to produce some cool innovative solutions that will benefit the future of aging.

Innovation often comes from unexpected places! Ideas that change the future of aging are just the kind of thing that we are looking for at the 2017 LeadingAge Georgia HackFest. Not your typical hackathon, HackFest is focused on creating technology to address the challenges of aging.

Who should Sign up

Like most hacking events, we’re looking for: Front-End & Back-End Developers; HOWEVER, unlike most hacking events, we also want:

+ Designers + Marketers + Gerontologists + Aging Services Professionals + Business Experts + Clinicians + Elders/Consumers + anyone passionate about the field of aging.


Make your own team or we will help you join a team. A major goal of HackFest is to create teams of people with a variety of skills and knowledge to develop a tool (an app, website, interactive online experience or device) that addresses the challenges of aging. 


These tools will be judged by a panel of experts on originality, usability, feasibility, design relevance, and on being the "most developed" by the end of the HackFest session.

Winning teams will win cash prizes and the first place team will win airfare, hotel accommodations and conference access to compete nationally in the 2017 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO in New Orleans, LA from October 29 - November 1, 2017.

The LeadingAge GA Hackfest Pre-qualifying event will be at Canterbury Court Continuing Care Retirement Community, a senior living community located in Buckhead-Atlanta, GA from Friday, March 24 until Sunday, March 26 (once you have registered the full schedule will be provided).

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are seeking sponsors to help support winning team in their trip to New Orleans for competing at the national LeadingAge event in October. If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact for more information on what sponsorship levels are available, please contact:

Jacque Thornton
LeadingAge Georgia
(404) 889-8536
email jthornton@LeadingAgeGA.org

HackFest is Hosted By

LeadingAge Georgia

Canterbury Court

Georgia Tech Aware Home Research Initiative


Tools for Life

Wireless RERC



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