Mylan is a global pharmaceutical company with an ambitious mission: To provide the world's 7 billion people access to high quality medicine and set new standards in healthcare.

As an innovator in our industry, Mylan is excited to be one of the few pharmaceutical companies in the world to host hackathons.

The 2016 Mylan Hackathon is an opportunity for students and professionals to connect, collaborate and communicate with people at Mylan to develop solutions that address real-world challenges.

We'll provide a terrific space for hacking, great food and awesome prizes. Mylan coaches and engineers will be on hand throughout the event to help your team develop its solution.

Mylan Hackathon 2016

Not to pat ourselves on the back, but our prizes really are awesome.

We awarded more than $18,000 in cash and prizes last year, with the top team taking home $1,000 per person! We also gave away top-notch swag at the door. This year's prizes will be even bigger and better!

Is this your first Hackathon?
Here are some Tips & Tricks

We want everyone to be successful!


Before the event:

  • Form your team, choose your challenge and talk about potential solutions. Assign roles and responsibilities within your team based on each member's talents and interests. Consider what other teams might build and whether your solution will stand out.

During the event:

  • Remember, there is limited time to build your solution, so wasted moments may affect your outcome. So be honest and critical early on. That way, you'll have time to course correct, if necessary.
  • Seek advice from the Mylan coaches – we're here to help!
  • Take a mental break. We have tons of fun activities planned throughout the event to help your mind unwind!


  • When the buzzer sounds, be ready. You'll have 5 minutes to present your solution. The cutoff time will be strictly enforced. "Wow" us, and you could take home a prize.
  • Teams will draw numbers out of a hat to determine presentation order. Determine presentation roles – e.g., who will speak, who will run the laptop – in advance. A weekend's worth of work comes down to both the quality of your idea and your ability to present it with authority to the judges.
  • Designate one laptop as the presentation machine. Test loading material on it before you present. Make sure you can connect the laptop to our projector; we support VGA and HDMI.
  • Need a clicker or laser pointer? Bring them with you. Whatever puts you in control, procure it beforehand and have it set up at go time.

Additional Logistics:

  • Wireless access will be provided to all participants to research and build their solutions. The signal is strong throughout the entire venue.
  • We cannot provide anyone access to Mylan's internal systems, software or servers during the event.

Things that will speed you along:

  • Set realistic expectations – a bit of whiteboarding in the a.m. may save you lots of time the rest of the weekend.
  • A picture is worth a thousand words, so draw what you want to build. It'll reduce the chance of slow communication or miscommunication.
  • Use a framework – bootstrap, jquery, project templates.
  • Use github or something similar – share code and be able to roll back quickly, if needed.
  • Start from the UI – what will people see? – and work backwards.
  • Your solution should look decent – give it a name and logo. Brand it.

Join us at our beautiful
Robert J. Coury Global Center

February is going to be cold outside, but it's pretty nice in here.

01: Why?

Because you "hack for a cause," meet people who want to change the world of healthcare and it's a good time.

03: When?

Friday, Feb. 26 - Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

04: Who?

Students, developers, designers, analysts, tinkerers, game-changers

05: How?

Come prepared with a great idea to one of our challenges. You will have to work hard to win, but believe us, it will be worth it.

06: What?

Develop an innovative solution to one of our challenges and your team could take home the prize.

Looking for something to build?

Put your own unique vision and identity on one of these challenges.

Overcoming Cultural Obsticles to ARV Treatment

How could access to information overcome obstacles to HIV treatment in emerging markets?

Two-thirds of the world's population does not have ready access to the Internet. Fortunately, widespread efforts under way are changing this landscape, such as Facebook's

As an example, HIV patients face stigmas, poverty and other social barriers limiting their access to quality care. As people in emerging markets around the globe come online and experience newfound access to information, how can we use technology to help them understand diseases like HIV and why proper treatment is key to having a healthy future?

The Microsoft Wearables Challenge

How can information collected by Microsoft Band 2.0 be used to paint meaningful "health pictures?"

Consumer wearable technology is a huge market usually associated with wellness and physical activity. But the expanding capabilities of these devices are providing ever-richer insights into wearers' true states of health.

The Microsoft Band 2.0 has many next-generation sensors not available in other similar devices. These include a: Tri-axis accelerometer, gyrometer, barometer, ambient light, skin temperature and capacitive sensors, microphone, built-in GPS and continuous optical heart rate monitor.

Microsoft Kinect challenge

Via a Microsoft Kinect, how can we expand on its capabilities to enrich its use in telemedicine?

Telemedicine is rapidly changing the way healthcare is delivered. When in-person consultations are impossible or impractical, telemedicine allows doctors to communicate with their patients through video and text messages from thousands of miles away.

Microsoft's Kinect device already is being used as a telemedicine device, connecting doctors with patients for fitness tracking, physical therapy, pre- and post-surgery support, autism screening, virtual group therapy, blind and deaf patient support and more.

Alexa, I am not feeling well today

How will your voice change healthcare in the future?

Many people do not have access to or are not comfortable with using smartphones, tablets or computers. This is one of the primary concerns with using technology to drive medication adherence or remote care in the home.

Several new devices, such as Amazon's Echo, are bringing voice computing technology into the home. As voice recognition becomes more pervasive in the computing world, how can it be used to transform care pathways and patient health management?

Data Science to the Rescue

How can we better understand the state of "access" in the world?

With the enormous amount of data from a host of different organizations available on the Internet today, we now are able to gain new insight into the state of world health and understand patients like never before.

How can we leverage public datasets and application programming interfaces (API) to build insights and visualizations on which diseases are most burdensome to patients, hospitals and global economies?

Read our Frequently Asked Questions

These are the best answers we could come up with. If you still have questions, contact us.

Do I need to be a developer to participate?

All different participant skill sets are welcome. However, this is an event focused on building, and each participant will be expected to contribute to the development of a working app, so each team should have at least one experienced developer.

Do I have to stay on-site throughout the entire weekend?

Participants are free to come and go, but spending time on-site is highly encouraged. If you leave for the night, you cannot return to the building before 6 a.m. the following day. We encourage you to bring a sleeping bag or pillows and blankets if you plan on spending the night with us. Don't forget your toothbrush!

Does each team member need to register?

Yes, each team member needs a ticket. We have to figure out how much food to order!

Do good. Do well.