The Virtual Innov8 4 Kids Challenge is an event where teams rapidly create innovative solutions to common pediatric challenges while competing for prizes. Teams consist of high school / college students and professionals. Children’s Health invites you to join our first virtual challenge, partnering to advocate for innovation at Dallas-Fort Worth.


  1. Your submission must have a title, fill out the required description(s), image, and all team members associated with the project in order to be eligible.

Hackathon Sponsors


$2,250 in prizes

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Best Highschool Hack

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Mindy Miller

Mindy Miller
Sr. Director of Digital Strategy, Children's Health

Calvert Collins-Bratton

Calvert Collins-Bratton
VP of Strategic Events and Relationships, Methodist Health System

Adam "Vincent" Valencia

Adam "Vincent" Valencia
Hamilton College

Alexa Francisco-Vasquez

Alexa Francisco-Vasquez
Texas Trees Foundation

David Romeo

David Romeo
Vice President, Allata

Matt Castle

Matt Castle
Director, IT Infrastructure, Children's Health

Erika Hill

Erika Hill
Training Consultant, Children's Health

Judging Criteria

  • Use of Technology
    Did the team integrate technology into their solution?
  • Functionality
    Was a working, functional prototype demonstrated? How well does the solution perform and meet the purpose described?
  • Design & Usability
    Is the intended functionality easy to use? Does its design augment the solution’s utility?
  • Scalability & Potential Impact
    Does this solution have the potential to have an impact at scale? Could this affect Patient Experience, Quality, Cost, Employee Engagement?
  • Creativity/Innovative
    How creative was the team in developing a unique and innovative solution for the challenge?
  • Quick Win
    Is this a solution that could be implemented within 2021?

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