Code4PA is a yearly event that brings together Pennsylvania's technical community to generate new ideas on how to increase efficacy of public engagement with the government. The event gives the tech community a chance to meet new people, learn new technology, build prototypes and apps, and have fun.
Converge2Health - Best Use of a Case/Visualization
Doctoral students, HUANG LIN (BIOS '20), QING YIN (BIOS '21), LINGYUN LYU (BIOS '22), and Yannan Yuan (School of Computing and Information), developed a web app for law makers, educators, and support groups that will visualize data into mappings and heatmaps, as well as highlight trends and factors affecting the opioid epidemic. The goal of the project was to identify the counties and subgroups that need the most support in fighting this epidemic.
ComPAsspoint - Best Use of Esri Technology
A doctoral student, GARRY SMYDA (BIOS '22), and five UPMC Health Plan staff used various data sources to identify treatment deserts. They propose incentivizing doctors and established health care providers to prescribe buprenorphine in order to improve access to treatment.
Congratulations to everyone that participated and won prizes! Read more about Code4PA and each team that participated in this year’s event.