Code4PA comes to Pitt Public Health


Pitt Public Health was one of the host sites for the Pennsylvania Opioid Code-a-thon. Community members, hackers, coders, students, and faculty were invited to utilize data from the open data portal to generate ideas that will help Pennsylvania turn data into insights for the opioid Epidemic. Participants used the state’s open data and paired it with IT and public health knowledge to form useful information for state decision maker and the public.   

MICHAEL MALLON (BCHS '13), project coordinator for opioid initiatives, said, "...watching the teams in action over the first weekend was fun and encouraging! I have been impressed with their critical thinking, observations, and exploration into the data and systems at work in this crisis." 

Teams will pitch their idea in late October for Regional Rounds. Participants will give a 5-minute Live presentation followed by 2 minutes for questions. Winners from Regionals will move on to Final Rounds in the afternoon. 

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