August 12, 2014
Tuesday
Aug 12
2014

CLINTON FOUNDATON LAUNCHES SECOND CODEATHON SERIES

Press Release

Atelier Ace, Ace Hotel New York, Jawbone, and SELF Magazine partner with Foundation;
Events in New York City, Boston, Los Angeles; Series will focus on women’s health

New York, NY – Building on the success of its first health-based Codeathon series, the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Initiative, Atelier Ace, Ace Hotel New York, Jawbone, and media partner SELF Magazine will launch a second series of three Codeathons focused on women’s health. The Women’s Health Codeathon series will challenge female developers and designers to design and build original apps around three key areas: nutrition, mental health and physical activity. Female leaders from the technology, innovation, and health fields will mentor participants during the Codeathon events, and will also judge final presentations. Previous Codeathon winners include Automatic and Moro. Codeathon events will be held in New York City, Boston, and Los Angeles with the series kicking off on August 15-17 at Ace Hotel in New York City.

Judges and speakers for the competition include Joyce Chang, Editor-in-Chief of SELF Magazine; Sarah Holoubek, CEO of Luminary Labs; Robin Berzin MD, Functional Medicine Doctor; Danika Laszuk, Vice President of Marketing at Jawbone; and Ruthe Farmer, Chief Strategy & Growth Officer at National Center for Women & IT. The winning team will be announced in a feature story in SELF Magazine’s November issue, on newsstands October 28.

Jawbone, Atelier Ace, Ace Hotel New York and the Clinton Health Matters Initiative will assist the winning team in further developing their application. In an effort to combat the unique health problems faced by women, The Clinton Health Matters Initiative will take ideas produced in the Codeathon from inception to action by applying the solutions produced from this series to their programs.

The public is invited to attend final presentations at Liberty Hall on Sunday, August 17th at 4:30pm. If you are interested in covering this event, or have questions for the Clinton Health Matters Initiative or our partner organizations, please email press@clintonfoundation.org.

Social media: @ClintonFdn @SELFmagazine @acehotel @Jawbone #Code4Health

About the Clinton Foundation
The Clinton Foundation builds partnerships of great purpose between businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals everywhere to deliver lasting solutions and empower people to live better lives. Because of our work, nearly 20,000 American schools are providing kids with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; 21,000 African farmers have improved their crops to feed 30,000 people; 248 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions are being reduced in cities worldwide; more than 5,000 people have been trained in marketable job skills in Colombia; more than 5 million people have benefited from lifesaving HIV/AIDS medications; and CGI members have made more than 2,500 commitments to action to improve more than 430 million lives around the world. Learn more at http://www.clintonfoundation.org, on Facebook at Facebook.com/ClintonFoundation and on Twitter @ClintonFdn.

About Atelier Ace
Atelier Ace is a creative development agency.

A hand–selected team of designers, writers, architects, web developers, creatives, marketing and new media innovators, Atelier Ace expresses its culture through brands including Ace Hotel and collaborations with cultural, fashion, artistic, musical and other bands of individuals with soul power. We create inspiring, cohesive and meaningful experiences for people.  

About Ace Hotel New York
Ace Hotel New York lives in a historic, turn-of-the-century building in Midtown Manhattan, invested with the spirit of its surroundings, the culture of the city and the ancient bones of the building. Ace New York has become a central hub for New Yorkers, Brooklynites and international travelers, and a hotbed of startups, freelancers and people who just want to kick it.

About Jawbone
Jawbone® is a world-leader in consumer technology and wearable devices, building hardware products and software platforms powered by data science.

Jawbone’s UP® system helps people live better by providing personalized insight into how they sleep, move and eat. Its open API – the UP Platform – includes an ecosystem of apps and services that integrate with UP to offer new, customized experiences. The company’s approach to lifestyle tracking is unique, with over 600 patents granted or pending related to its ecosystem and wearable technology manufacturing processes.

Headquartered in San Francisco with offices globally, Jawbone products are available in over 40 countries around the world.

About SELF
SELF is the motivated woman’s guide to life. We are an authority on health, wellness, beauty and style for the woman who wants to achieve her personal best in all aspects of her life. We set forth aspirational yet attainable goals—at the gym, at work and beyond—and give our reader the tools to reach them. We show her that she can realize her ultimate goal, happiness, by tapping into her greatest source of strength: herself. For more information, visit SELF.com.

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