The Queer Health Hackathon is an opportunity for data scientists to collaborate with medical/clinical experts to better understand health disparities in the LGBTQ community. Participants will have access to de-identified patient data from a premier healthcare organization. We hope people will use access to the data and the cross-functional community to learn something about differences in disease occurence or health outcomes for the LGBTQ population.

The Queer Health Hackathon is a project of Queer Health Access, itself an initiative of the Tegan and Sara Foundation.

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  • Happy Hour Meet & Greet



  • Opening Remarks, Team Formation & Hacking



  • Continued Hacking, Presentations & Judging


Event Details

Queer Health Hackathon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, mental or physical disability, physical appearance, neuro(a)typicality, religion, level of knowledge, level of experience, parental status, marital status, socioeconomic status or background, political affiliation, or any other attribute. We do not tolerate harassment of hackathon participants or volunteers in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any hackathon venue, including talks.

Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon at the discretion of the conference organizers. We expect all participants and volunteers to comply with our full code of conduct, which can be found here.

For accessibility concerns, including wheelchair access, interpretation, dietary needs, or anything we haven't thought of, please note your needs on your application and we'll do our best to make sure you can participate.


About TSF

The Tegan & Sara Foundation (TSF) works for economic justice, health, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women. Led by musicians and activists Tegan and Sara, and a board of directors that includes representation from Harvard Medical School, Instagram, and the Obama Foundation - TSF is a non-profit organization that strives to use Tegan and Sara’s platform as a way to improve the lives of LGBTQ girls and women.

A primary focus of the organization is improving Queer Health Access. The first year of this initiative focused on improving the experience of finding a doctor by helping queer girls and women find providers who are known to be LGBTQ friendly. The outcome included the creation of, a site that aggregates LGBTQ healthcare advice and provider directories, and an ongoing partnership with the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) to improve the usability of their provider directory.

As we move forward, we are looking to have a significant impact on the quality and quantity of healthcare related research being done about the LGBTQ community. In order to support creative and collaborative problem solving with medical, scientific, and technical experts, we are hosting a Queer Health Hackathon in September 2018. The 3 day event will bring together a wide variety of experts across medical, technical, and policy disciplines to better understand health disparities in the LGBTQ community.

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