EpiHack Event Facilitation and Prototyping
We are contributing to multi-day collaborative events that produce digital prototypes for improved participatory disease surveillance.
An EpiHack™ is a multi-day collaboration event that brings together technologists, epidemiologists, and public health experts for intensive co-creation, networking, and prototyping of solutions for improved disease surveillance. EpiHacks were developed by the Skoll Global Threats Fund, with the support of InSTEDD, iLab Southeast Asia, Open Dream, and others. An EpiHack fuses elements of hacking (in legal software development terms), marathon-like intensive coding, and development in a short period of time, with elements of a symposium on innovations in disease surveillance and epidemiology. InSTEDD has aided in the facilitation of events and contributed to the prototypes created at several EpiHack events worldwide.