2016 National Conference Recap

November 2, 2018

SHPE’s national conference is always quite the experience; the 2016 conference certainly lived up to its theme: “Build the Future.” The event drew nearly 6,700 attendees – a new record – during four days of interactive programming, professional networking and exciting competitions.
Among this year’s highlights was the debut of SHPE’s first Hackathon. Student teams spent 36 hours coding innovative solutions to improve the health monitoring of farmworkers, a population dominated by Latinos. Their work was then donated to open source, inviting further collaboration among the coding community.
Through its comprehensive educational program, the SHPE Conference provided for the unique developmental needs of undergraduate and graduate students, professionals and academic faculty.
Let’s create more memories inĀ Kansas City, November 2-4, 2017.