Want to use your skills to help support those affected by cancer?

Hosted by CGI and supported by Code Untapped, join us in the heart of Bristol and be part of the next iteration development of Cancer Central, supporting those affected by cancer.

We’re currently looking for cross functional teams to work on the hack so if you're part of the engineering community and have experience in Java or Spring, Front End technologies such as Angular or React or want to be part of the wider agile team then come hack with us!

  • Java Developers
  • Frontend Developers
  • Business Analysts
  • Testers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Scrum Masters

What is Cancer Central?

Cancer Central is a brand-new digital platform created to provide those affected by cancer with the help and support they need during their cancer journey.

Launched in October 2018, Cancer Central is built on an intelligent AI chat platform, nicknamed ‘Ave’ powered by IBM Watson and infoFINIUM. The platform combines a database with an innovative conversational search engine to connect people to the products, services and products, when and where they need them.  

These services include 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 to provide individualised information.  

Check out Cancer Central here: https://www.cancercentral.org.uk/

Challenge = Smarter Results

At present, after a question or use of the ‘customise your experience’ bar by a user on the Cancer Central Website, results are displayed in map and table form, with no rules applied on ordering or priority of results. At this hackathon, we are seeking your innovation on how Cancer Centralcan deliver results in an ordered and smarter way.

By taking part in this hackathon, I understand and agree to the following:

The applicant hereby assigns to Cancer Central all rights, including, without limitation, copyrights, patents, trade secret rights, and other intellectual property rights associated with any ideas, concepts, techniques, inventions, processes, works of authorship both existing and future Intellectual Property Rights.