The Basics & Getting Started

Remember, to be eligible for prizes, submissions must be health-related (either physical or mental health) and must be deployed on the private OpenShift Online (Next Generation) environment for hackathon participants only. You can sign up for access here:

Tutorials and Useful Links
Ready to get started, but not sure how to begin? Below are some useful links to help guide you to relevant documentation and development tools. 

Still unclear about where to start? Check out this video where Senior Manager Developer Evangelist, Grant Shipley, gives us a thorough explanation of the improvements in OpenShift's new offering and many of the developments that we can expect this year. (Starting at minute 4:00.)

  Additional Resources

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StackIQ develops and markets a purpose-built, complete server automation platform for clustered, scale-out IT infrastructure that enables developers to go from bare metal to a running application in a single step. StackIQ’s open source tool, Stacki, is the fastest Linux provisioning tool that takes systems from bare metal to a cluster-ready base install. Access the Stacki source code on the StackIQ GitHub in the Stacki source repository. promotes the health and well being of children in California by providing an easy to use resource that offers high-quality, wide-ranging, local data to those who work on behalf of children.


World Health Organization immunization data: Regional and global summaries of disease incidence and immunization coverage.



Submission Categories

When you submit your entry, you’ll be asked to pick which prize category you’d like to enter. Although your entry may fit into more than one category, we ask that you please submit to only one category. IF your app was pre-existing (meaning it was built before this competition began) and you integrated OpenShift during the competition, you must submit to the Pre-Existing Health-related Application Migrated to OpenShift category.

The categories are:

  • Wearable/Home Automation Applications: Includes health-related applications that integrate with fitness trackers, smart watches, GPS devices, light / temperature control, home security, energy optimization, or other connected devices.
  • Games: Includes health-related applications that gamify or entertain and educate users about their health.
  • Wildcard/General Health Applications: Includes any social, SaaS or enterprise application meant to help users, or enterprises, keep themselves and their employees healthy. Applications might include sharing of health stats, encouraging weight loss, social health applications, etc.
  • Pre-Existing Health-related Application Migrated to OpenShift: Includes any health related app that existed prior to the submission period. If your app existed prior to this date, you must submit to this category – even if you meet the requirements for other categories.
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