United Way Sponsored 3D Printing Volunteer Group Hosts Nationwide Health Hackathon
JERSEY CITY, N.J., July 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jersey City Rapid Maker Response Group (JCRMRG) is hosting a nationwide virtual health hackathon from July 10-13, to tackle supply chain, sustainability, and wearability challenges related to personal protective equipment (PPE). JCRMRG is an all-volunteer group with the mission of using 3D printing technology to create face shields to protect healthcare workers. Judging will take place July 13 - July 15, and winners will be announced July 16th.
"This hackathon represents the next phase in our mission to use technology for humanitarian causes," said Justin Handsman, founder of JCRMRG. "Our hackathon brings together the brightest minds and leaders in technology, business, and additive manufacturing to help participating teams develop solutions to address the ongoing needs surrounding supply chain disruptions in healthcare and emergent situations."
Hackathon Judges Include:
"The Jersey City Rapid Maker Response Group is making a huge impact on a local and national level. First by providing PPE to frontline medical workers, and second by engaging people to think about how we can empower the maker movement to continue to address both COVID and future crisis related challenges," said Ben Yurcisin, Founder of the Jersey City Tech Meetup.
The hackathon is supported by Dassault Systèmes, PSE&G, 3D Print.com, Asimov Ventures, PrusaPrinters, Devpost, Women in 3D Printing, TechUnited:NJ, Stevens Venture Center, and DesignPoint.
"We are proud to support JCRMRG's hackathon event. Justin Handsman, and his team of dedicated volunteers embody the commitment and passion that are reflected in Dassault Systèmes' corporate culture," said Al Bunshaft, Senior Vice President, Dassault Systèmes. "This event also embodies the values we seek to foster as a corporate partner. We are proud to support the hackathon and ignite innovation via our sponsorship as well as enable the teams to leverage SolidWorks as a platform for bringing their ideas to life."
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