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CGI hosts hackathon to support people affected by cancer

On Saturday 8th June, in the heart of Bristol, technology talent will join forces with CGI and Code Untapped to take part in a hackathon that will help people affected by cancer, by more easily connecting them to help and support they need.

The ideas and code generated on the day will form part of the next iteration development of Cancer Central, a new digital platform that signposts people affected by cancer to information on services such as benefits advice, insurance products, counselling, complementary therapy, respite care, hats, wigs, lingerie, skincare, financial help, nutrition advice, local societies or communities, meals on wheels, books, blogs, forums, local hospital taxi services and so on – all based on geographical location and cancer type.

The challenge set for the day is based on the theme of “Smarter Results”. At present, search results are displayed in a map and table form with no rules applied on ordering or priority of results. Teams on the day will come up with innovative ways as to how Cancer Central can best deliver these results in an ordered and smarter way.

A few spaces remain. If you wish to take part register your interest here