Codeathon: Coding for Women's Mental Health

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Promotional flyer for the November 2014 Codeathon


Codeathon: Coding for Women's Mental Heath is taking place November 7-9 2014 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. Ace Hotel, in partnership with the Clinton Foundation Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) and Jawbone presented this installment the health-based series. With a focus on women's mental heath, and building upon the "intersection of technology and data", the event aimed to spur innovation in the health and technology space, and to set standards for what a "healthy codeathon" environment should entail.

This instance of Codeathon was supported by Sweetgreen and Equinox, and included collaboration with BWH Innovation Hub and MIT Hacking Medicine.

Times and Location


Brigham & Women's Hospital
Shapiro Conference Center
75 Francis Street, Boston MA

Presentation Day

Sunday November 9th 2014
4:00 PM, Free and open to the public
RSVP required



03:30 - Participant arrival, registration, team formation, salad time
04:00 - Welcome note from event partners; weekend overview
05:10 - Prompt reveal (from Clinton Foundation)
05:20 - Keynote
05:35 - Wiki overview
05:40 - Start working!
08:45 - End of day stretch with Equniox


09:45 - Groups arrive to begin work
01:00 - Salads show up. Pause. Eat. Walk, etc.
02:00 - Back to work
06:30 - End of day stretch (15 min, approx)


09:45 - Groups arrive to work
02:00 - Groups turn presentations in to Jawbone
02:00 - Salads arrive
03:00 - Prep for presentations
04:00 - Public event begins


  • Friends with Cookies
  • HappyMomHappyBaby
  • Help Me
  • Over the Bump
  • Sapphire
  • Sparkle Unicorns

Data Sets & Reading

Judging Rubric

  • Design
  • Addressing the prompt: Women's Mental Health
  • Creativity
  • Potential impact
  • Health of the team (sleep and steps tracked using Jawbone UP)


Special Guests:

  • Kyra Bobinet, M.D., M.P.H., CEO of engagedIN
  • Eric Braverman, CEO of Clinton Foundation
  • Paul Johnson, MD
  • Linda G. Natansohn, Corporate Development, meQuilibrium


  • Emily Hackel, External Relations Manager, McKinsey & Co.
  • Jess Kadar, Principal Product Manager, Iora Health
  • Dr. Gail Saltz, psychiatrist and health correspondent
  • Lesley Solomon, Executive Director, Innovation Hub at Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Gina Vild, Chief Marketing Officer, Harvard Medical School;


  • Geena Athappilly, MD, Brigham and Women's (Friday)
  • Leslie Fisher-Katz, Boston Public Health Commission
  • Jill Goldstein, PhD, Brigham and Women's (Saturday)
  • Ayesha N. Khalid, MD, FACS, HMS, Sloan Fellow, MIT Hacking Medicine (Saturday)
  • Leena Mittal, MD, Brigham and Women's (Friday)
  • David Mou, MD, MBA, Mass General Hospital/McLean Hospital (Saturday)
  • Jean Roth, MS National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Boston Area SAS User Group (BASUG) Steering Committee, Softwae Carpentry instructor (Sunday)
  • Tasha van Es, MS, Freelance (Saturday / Sunday)
  • Christina Waters, PhD, MBA, RARE Diseases, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, PwC (all weekend)

Core Team:

  • Lexie Komisar, The Clinton Foundation
  • Greg Bresnitz, Ace Hotel
  • Ben Sisto, Ace Hotel
  • Emily Anadu, Jawbone
  • Anu Khosla, Jawbone
  • Colleen Bidgood, Brigham & Women's
  • Katerina Mantzavinou, MIT Hacking Medicine


Social Media

  • @acehotel
  • @jawbone and @JawboneDev
  • @sweetgreen
  • @equinox
  • @mithackmed
  • @BWHiHub
  • Hashtag #code4health


  • TBA!