Over the weekend,the Ulster Museum was host to a 24 hour #CodeforBetter Hackathon extravaganza!
On Saturday morning a group of 70 developers, designers and Healthcare enthusiasts joined forces with a common goal - to design solutions for challenges facing the Healthcare sector.
The Creativity Hub's Education Marketing Officer, Eoin and Media Co-Ordinator, Aine, were on hand on Saturday morning to introduce the teams to the different ways to use Rory's Story Cubes as a creative problem solving tool.
There was a broad range of diverse projects developed over just 24 hours - from an educational game for kids based on teaching the food groups to an app to help asthmatics monitor their condition, with a number of teams working through the night to complete their projects.
One of the highlights of the event included a night time tour of the Ulster Museum. Participants of the Hackathon were shown some of the most popular sections of the museum, including the mummy Takabuti and the Elements exhibit which brings the visitor along the periodic table, and includes an interactive exhibition which displays elements which appear dull to the eye, sparkling under UV light.
A warm thanks to organisers of the event, Total Mobile, for including Rory's Story Cubes as a creative problem solving tool.
More information about the Hackathon is available at codeforbetter.co