Pediatric nurses, caregivers, data scientists and more are invited to join an upcoming virtual “Mini Hack” to solve problems magnified by the COVID-19 crisis.
Co-hosted by CHOC Children’s and UC Irvine, the Aug. 3 CHOC-ZOT!-ZOOM COVID-19 Mini-Hack Virtual Event gathers these groups, along with business leaders, computer science and nursing students, entrepreneurs and industry leaders to solve real-world conundrums.
The day of collaboration is designed to help solve problems falling into many categories including school reintegration; work reintegration/remote work; pediatric mental health; telenursing/telemedicine/remote care; ensuring families feel safe to seek care; and ensuring healthcare workers feel safe to provide care.
Participants will work in teams to devise answers, develop prototypes and pitch solutions to their problem. In doing so, they will learn how to solve real-life problems through design-thinking concepts, while interacting with innovation leaders and mentors to get hands-on experience with pitching ideas.
Further, the event provides potential opportunities for commercialization, including the potential sharing of net profits.