Softheon to Sponsor Hackathon Event at the Center of Wireless and Information Technology at Stony Brook University


STONY BROOK, N.Y. January 24, 2017 – Softheon , a proven leader in cloud-based health insurance exchange integration and remediation, will sponsor the inaugural Hack@CEWIT. In celebration of the upcoming National Engineers Week and George Washington's birthday, the nation's first engineer, the New York State Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology will host its inaugural region-wide, interdisciplinary student hackathon, Hack@CEWIT. This hackathon will focus on industry-relevant Internet of Things (IoT) and microservices challenges in the Center’s 100,000 s.f., next-generation research and education facility — at Stony Brook University.


As strengthening the technology and engineering workforce pipeline is an integral component of Softheon’s three-fold mission, Hack@CEWIT will bridge academic brainpower with regional industry priorities, investigating innovative, next-generation solutions while advancing tech literacy and fostering new enterprise development.


“We are celebrating National Engineers Week and George Washington's birthday with an event to bring together forward-thinking minds to change the status quo and create disruptive solutions in healthcare today. If you are an engineer, entrepreneur, physician, designer, or scientist, then come to Hack@CEWIT and meet us as we change healthcare” said Chuck Marcelin, Talent Acquisition Lead at Softheon.


Hack@CEWIT is designed to select scenarios that will have a direct, real-world application to their product portfolios. A lab-to-marketplace approach that is largely representative of CEWIT and one that provides a valuable educational resource for our students and regional business community.


The Softheon team will guide and mentor the Hack@CEWIT attendees on broad topics, including IoT, MicroServices, Wearables, and BigData using:

  • Softheon Identity Services & OAuth 2.0
  • Softheon Payment Services & PCI DSS
  • Softheon Data Services & OData
  • Softheon Microservices & Containers for Docker

For more information on the hackathon, contact hack@cewit.org.


About the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT)

To best capitalize on the IT revolution, spur economic growth, advance scientific research and develop the technologies of tomorrow, the New York State Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) was created in 2003 as the anchoring building in SUNY Stony Brook University’s Research and Development Park. The Center is a next generation research and educational facility whose mission is three-fold: become recognized as a world leader in interdisciplinary research in the emerging, critical technologies of the information age, address the skilled technology worker shortage, and foster new enterprise development. CEWIT has more than 70 associated faculty members, and more than 400 Ph.D./M.S. students engaged in research.


About Softheon

At Softheon we strive to create simple solutions to complex problems. Our innovative and easy-to-use products have revolutionized the way everyday people control their healthcare needs. Empowering the nation's first state health benefit exchange since 2008, Softheon's vision and strategic direction has designed five platforms to help our partners quickly adapt to industry standards, manage client data, and grow their membership, while never compromising the exceptional care they provide. In this highly dynamic industry, Softheon has maintained its position as a premier Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, utilized by 37% of healthcare payers and responsible for 12% of ACA enrollments processed. Our platform has been ranked #1 in addressing the industry’s ever-changing regulatory demands and recognized by Gartner, IDC, AHIP, ACAP, and HCEG.


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