Beta Boston: The Brigham hosts a mental health hackathon for women

A hackathon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital this weekend is unlike a hackathon in all kinds of wonderful ways. It’s a code session for women, by women, and the focus will be mental health issues like anxiety, depression and anorexia that women are more susceptible to.  Together, they encompass a fantastic intersection of the Venn diagram in the hacking space that almost no one has yet to touch.

The Clinton Foundation is the driving force behind the event and partnered with Brigham and Women’s and MIT Hacking Medicine to extend their Health Matters initiative into the ladyspace. (Other partners are Jawbone, SELF Magazine and the Ace Hotel.)

 

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