#bitsxlaMarató, the Hackathon that fights rare diseases

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Here comes the hackaton of solidarity, technology and health! 
This is the hackaton that collaborates with “la Marató de TV3”, a charity program organised every year at Christmas time by the public television in Catalunya.
This is the hackaton that will bring us positive energy and donations for a good cause!!!

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The Hackathon #bitsxlaMarató is an event organised by the Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB), the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), the teaching campus of Sant Joan de Déu Hospital, and the student’s association hackers@upc.

The aim of this Hackaton is to do our bit to fight rare diseases in a creative and technological way. Students, professors and researchers from the health and technology fields will work in teams for three days in a row. All together, they will look for a solution to a challenge related to rare diseases in order to improve the quality of life of people living with this condition. The Hackaton will also include informative talks and testimonies of the experience of people affected by a rare disease, who will suggest their own challenges too.


If you take part in #bitxlaMarató either as a participant or as a volunteer, you will get 2 ECTS. You can get involved whether you are a Bachelor or a Master student (SIRI). Besides, your donation would be much appreciated. Donations will be open from the 2nd of December, and you will find a moneybox in the B6 building (ground floor, 1st and 2nd floor).

Web of the hackathon, bitsxlaMarató