DevDays Student Track Online Hackathon
1st Feb 2019, 9 a.m. GMT - 22nd Apr 2019, 11:45 p.m. BST.

Join the Student Track and compete for free entrance tickets to DevDays!

Experts from all over the world come together at DevDays ( for three days of programming, testing, discussing, socializing, and education. DevDays is all about making healthcare interoperability accessible to anyone. That’s why we want students to not only understand the theory behind interoperability and exchanging healthcare data, but also letting them engage with it and put theory into practice.

Student teams may choose to participate in the online hackathon with or without joining the competition. But please note that you need to join the competition in order to be able to win free entrance tickets to DevDays (3-day entrance; maximum of 3 tickets per team). When joining the competition and winning the tickets to DevDays, we count on your presence at our conference which will take place in Redmond, WA from June 10-12, 2019. More information on the procedure can be found on this web page.

Come out and hack! Please register here by close of March 18th, 2019.

This is your chance to be creative and compete for the DevDays Student Track Cup!

Register for the Student Track first



To get up to speed with FHIR we recommend that you watch our online FHIR tutorials.



Below are a couple of helpful links to help you get started with FHIR:



To join the hackathon we ask you to prepare an open assignment. You are free to build anything you like as long as you use FHIR to exchange data. For example, send your blood pressure measurements to a FHIR server or build an app to fill out an online medical questionnaire.

Note you can find a list of available FHIR servers here:

After finishing your initial assignment, complete the following steps:

  • Try to connect to at least one other FHIR server than the one you originally used in your assignment.
  • Discuss the changes you need to make to be able to talk to other FHIR servers and implement them. Test your work on at least one of the test-servers.
  • Did you correctly apply FHIR?
  • Can you make improvements to make your application easier to use?

To connect to other Student teams, join the Student channel on Zulip:



Prepare a presentation of max 10 minutes and upload (a link to) a video of your presentation before April 22nd, 2019 (mandatory for Student teams joining the competition).

Your presentation should at least include:

  • A demo of your app and interfaces with FHIR servers
  • A description of how you used FHIR
  • Lessons learned



When you choose to participate in the competition (you can state this in the registration form), a jury of three FHIR experts will assess your work based on the following criteria:

  • Effective use of standards (40%)
  • Originality of the solution (40%)
  • Presentation (20%)

Three winning teams will be announced by May 1st, 2019. Each winning team receives free 3-day entrance tickets to DevDays Redmond from June 10th, 2019 to June 12th, 2019 (maximum of 3 tickets per Student team). The winning teams will present their work during a Student Track Award session in Redmond in which the final winner of the DevDays Student Track Cup will be announced.



  • 3x free 3-day entrance tickets to DevDays Redmond*
  • 1x Student Track Cup
  • 1x Student Track Winning Team Certificate for each team member**

*maximum of 3 tickets per Student team (excluding travel and stay), larger teams are allowed, but additional team members can only visit DevDays Redmond at their own costs

**digital certificates of participation may be requested until May 1st, 2019



  • Registration: until March 18th, 2019
  • Hackathon: February 1st to April 22nd, 2019
  • Evaluation & Prize Announcement: May 1st, 2019
  • Final award session at DevDays, June 10-12th, 2019, Redmond, USA



If you have any questions, please contact:

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