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Apr. 10, 2013 8:00 am

Healthify.me wins $5K grand prize at Philly Health Codefest [VIDEO]

Nine teams participated in the healthcare-focused hackathon hosted by Drexel University's i-School and Nvigor, and four of them were made up of students.

iSchool at Drexel University Dean David Fenske with Codefest grand prize winners Jack and Charlie Giammattei (third member Joe Francia not pictured); iSchool Chief Strategy Officer Rod Miller; Codefest organizers Dias Gotama and Abhiroop Das.

Healthify.me, a service that helps people find healthy replacements for unhealthy foods they like to eat, came away with the $5,000 grand prize award at this weekend’s Philly Health Codefest.

Nine teams participated in the healthcare-focused hackathon hosted by Drexel University’s i-School and Nvigor, said Drexel science writer Kerry Boland, and four of them were made up of students, as Chief Data Officer Mark Headd noted.

Below, find a full list of winners as provided by Boland.

$5,000 GRAND PRIZE (plus legal services up to $5,000 as specified provided by Morgan Lewis): Healthify.me (not to be confused with Healthify.me, a startup in India)
Healthify.me helps people find healthy replacements for the unhealthy foods they like to eat through a data driven, crowd-sourced approach.
Team Members: Jack Giammattei, Charlie Giammattei, Joe Francia
Other awards: $500 Most Scalable

$3,000 SECOND PRIZE: Team Vitamin.ME
Vitamin.ME is an Android-only app that allows a user to search for food recipes based on the user’s specific nutritional needs (more Vitamin A, B, C, Proteins; less Carbohydrates, Fat; etc.)
Team Members: Mayank Gureja, Ayush Sobti, Anthony Hurst, Matthew Coppola
Other awards: $1,000 Majority Student Team Innovation, $500 People’s Choice, $500 Best Mobile, $500 Alliance Global Services Award for Most User-Friendly

$2,000 THE iSCHOOL AWARD FOR TEAM INNOVATION: Team Goodeats
Team Goodeats aimed to build an online food-ordering web application that provides the user with detailed nutritional data about each restaurant and all their menu items. The web-app also makes automated calls to the restaurant with the orders and reverts back to the user with the success/failure of the order being placed.
Team Members: Tushar Soni, Nishtha Dalal, Kunal Malik
Other awards: $1,500 NSF Center for Visual and Decision Informatics Award for Innovation

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$500 VENTURE CAPITALIST’S CHOICE: Team Hospital Query
Team Hospital Query focused on these questions: How well does a hospital perform? How does a hospital compare to its peers? Evaluate the performance of a hospital and compare a hospital against its peer group.
Team Members: Jose M. Plehn-Dujowich, Gary Cheung, Mark Robinson, Jean-Ezra Yeung, James Bailey
Other awards: Best Use of Tokbox (prize was an iPad Mini)

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