CGI hosts hackathon to support people affected by cancer

On Saturday 8th June, in the heart of Bristol, technology talent will join forces with CGI and Code Untapped to take part in a hackathon that will help people affected by cancer, by more easily connecting them to help and support they need.

The ideas and code generated on the day will form part of the next iteration development of Cancer Central, a new digital platform that signposts people affected by cancer to information on services such as benefits advice, insurance products, counselling, complementary therapy, respite care, hats, wigs, lingerie, skincare, financial help, nutrition advice, local societies or communities, meals on wheels, books, blogs, forums, local hospital taxi services and so on – all based on geographical location and cancer type.

The challenge set for the day is based on the theme of “Smarter Results”. At present, search results are displayed in a map and table form with no rules applied on ordering or priority of results. Teams on the day will come up with innovative ways as to how Cancer Central can best deliver these results in an ordered and smarter way.

A few spaces remain. If you wish to take part register your interest here

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cancer-central-and-cgi-bristol-hack-for-smarter-results-tickets-60527292762?aff=eSynergy

About CGI:

We are CGI. You may not have heard of us before, but we are one of the world’s largest IT companies and work on projects across a range of exciting sectors.

We are a global business with 74,000 members, in hundreds of locations around the world, who provide end-to-end IT and business process services that drive our clients’ businesses.

We have around 6000 members, working across 19 UK towns and cities, doing anything from writing complex code to designing sophisticated software solutions. The work they do powers some amazing projects in ambition and scale that touch the lives of many. We differentiate ourselves by our way of working — approachable, flexible and easy to do business with.

Be part of our story #ExperienceCGI

https://www.cgi.com/en

About Cancer Central:

Avril Chester, founded the company in 2018 after surviving breast cancer. The company’s goal is to be a leader in the social impact business space with thanks to their pioneering approach, cominovation, placing collaboration and partnerships at the heart of its growth strategy. To join the Cancer Central journey, follow on @CancerCentralUK on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. #HelpisHere www.cancercentral.org.uk

For further information please contact:

Avril Chester ave@cancercentral.org.uk

About Code Untapped:

Empowering the community to fulfil its potential through increasing diversity in technology.

Our mission is to provide individuals from Underrepresented backgrounds with an opportunity to learn, collaborate and showcase their skills through a regular programme of themed Hackathons and workshops.

https://www.codeuntapped.com/


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About Cancer Central

Digital Leaders HealthTech Innovation of the Year 2019. Cancer Central is a young award-winning social enterprise built on community, partnerships and a common goal to use tech for good. Created from over 40,000 donated hours by 250+ individuals & 35+ organisations with major contributions from TechFINIUM, Amido and ROQ, their vision is to become one of the leading HealthTech platforms delivering specialised online health hubs with Ask Ave, an AI Chatbot guiding people to the information they need.


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