ECU team wins Best Health Related Hack

pearlhacks1On Feb. 16-17, members of WiCS (Women in Computer Science) and ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) attended an organized visit to IBM’s campus in RTP and also attended a hackathon for women and nonbinary individuals at UNC Chapel Hill called PearlHacks.

The team consisting of Tiffany Nguyen, Riley Valencia, Lilah El-Halabi and Seymone Gugneja developed HealthHelp, an AI chatbot that uses Amazon Lex and the Google Translate API to help immigrant populations overcome barriers in access to healthcare. The team presented its project and won the award sponsored by Optum for Best Health Related Hack at PearlHacks. They were also able to network with mentors from Optum.