Join us for theĀ #GamifyAsthma Design Challenge, a one-day hackathon that brings together technologists and designers who want to build a better life for kids with asthma.

The goal of this hackathon-style challenge is to create a game that appeals to children ages 5-12, and encourages those with asthma to use their inhalers. The event brings together technologists and designers from all backgrounds, including those without healthcare experience, to plan, design, and build a website or application in eight hours. Participants will present their creations to a panel of judges that includes children with asthma. Participants will compete for a top prize of $2,500, as well as second and third prizes of $1,500 and $1,000. The Hackathon will take place on Saturday July 20, 2013 from 8:30am-6:30pm, located at 1133 15th Street NW Washington, DC 20005

After a short presentation on childhood asthma, participants plan, design and build a website or application in eight hours. Challenging, fast-paced and intense? Absolutely! A mad adrenaline rush? Totally! A chance to make an impact? Defintely!


The event is open to individuals and teams.


The submission should be a game that appeals to children aged 5-12 and has incentives. For kids with asthma, the incentive should be to use their controller inhaler every day and for all other kids other healthy behaviors should be encouraged such as eating fruits and vegetables or being physically active. Submimssions should include a 1-minute video pitch and screenshots of the product. A live demo is always a plus.

Hackathon Sponsors


$5,000 in prizes

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Health for America

Health for America

Judging Criteria

  • A complete list will be provided to participants at the event

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