My Hack4Good 2020 Awesome Experience #MBASHack4Good

The weekend 2nd – 3rd May saw teams across regions, building applications that will help communities during these unprecedented times.

There were over 390 participants from 40 different countries representing all over the globe.

Our team #cookymonsters developed a Patient Connect application in 24 hours for patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

This solution will help family members connect with their loved ones in care as the lockdown and Covid-19 pandemic brings social distancing in our communities.

Watch the YouTube Video here  and let me know your thoughts.


The applications we used in building this solution are:

1. Canvas App – Carer Patient Family Link

Simple app, first screen is to view patients, drill down to patient detail, which lists any photos or videos to show to patient. Drill down to individual image to show screen to display image and collect sentiment from patient.
Clicking on one of the faces will display a sentiment recorder, where you can log the face selection, rate the patient from a carer prospective and add some notes.



2. Model Driven App

Admin app to create Patients, link to Family members, add & display sentiments & patient images (via Related on Patient).


3. Microsoft Power Apps Portal

Power Apps Portal is a customer self-service portal, where family members can view the patients file and upload images and videos.
The PowerBI report was also been embedded into the portal enabling carers to view and take action.

4. Power BI

PowerBI Reports to show Patients Data over time including Carers Sentiments and Patients sentiments based on images presented to Patient.

Filters Available: Patient, Timeline, Sentiment

5. Power Virtual Agent

Simple chat bot to support opening times and asking how a family member is, needs registered email address of family member.


It was a great collaborative effort with my team members Carl Cookson, Lucy Swinn and Guy Orridge

We came 3rd – Runners up award. Thank you everyone.
Watch the EMEA results announcement here


The global winner for the #Hack4GoodMBAS Hackathon is team BTD (By the Devs)
They created a Donation management solution “Donate 4 Good” to centralize and better manage donations. More on the solution here
Check out the finale full announcement at Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2020 #MSBizAppsSummit from Ryan Cunningham here

Big shout out to all EMEA teams and judges Scott Durrow, Ana Demeny, Ben Vollmer.

Special thanks to the EMEA organisers Chris Huntingford, William Dorrington, Lee Baker, Lucy Bourne, Alison Mulligan, Mike Hartley

Special Thanks to the #Hack4GoodMBAS global team – Mark Smith, Elaiza Benitez, Dona Sarkar, Keith Whatling, Andrew Welch, Sarah Critchley, Nijo Joseph, Narayan Solanki, Brian Galicia, Emma D’Arcy


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