Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Game hackathon for Cancer Research UK

Over the weekend I was at the google campus london for the hackathon for Cancer Research UK. The objective of this hackathon was to convert dna data into an interactive and social game to help accelerate the cancer research. The data provided by Cancer Research UK had different mutations in dna, which could be identified by sudden shift in the data points. Approximately 40 developers and gamer spent 48 hours to design different games that utilized this data, had the social gaming experience and above all provided some feedback for easy identification of the dna mutations resulting in Cancer.

The outcome was a number of games with different diverse ideas, each one focusing on one thing, to analyse the data using human eye. More details on this event coming soon, as we are all waiting to hear about it from Cancer Research UK.

Report on this event can be found here: 
City University Press Release on this event: