CDC Challenge

The CDC has created a challenge that will optimize the usage of The Tracking Network. The CDC explains, “[t]he goal of this Challenge is to receive innovative uses for the Tracking Network data from CDC’s application programming interface to explore the connections between the environment and health”.

The submission period is open now and closes June 23, 2017.

The time line for the rest of the challenge is:

  • Evaluation Period: June 27- July 29
  • Notify Screening Participants: July 20
  • Final Evaluation Period: August 15-29
  • Winners Announcement: By September  1, 2017

The Judges for the contest are

  • Jeff Markwell, Senior Firmware Engineer of Fitbit
  • Kishore Hari, Director of Bay Area Science Festival
  • Grant Pezeshki, Director of Public Portals
  • CK Kochukoshy Cheruvettolil, Senior Financial Manager of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Pat Breysse, PhD, Director of NCEH/ATSDR

Award Prizes:

  •  1st place – $20,000
  • 2nd place – $7,000
  • 3rd place – $3,000

For more information on this challenge and how to enter, please visit the CDC website.