Joining with several other Delaware companies, Christiana Care Health System showed its support for innovation and the local tech community by sponsoring OpenBracket Delaware –a coding competition where top programmers competed for $20,000 in cash prizes.

On Saturday, Nov. 5, the third floor of The Baby Grand on Market Street in Wilmington was filled with 100 coders from all over the country who worked feverishly on one of six challenges given to the participants only the night before. Two of the challenges were presented by the Health & Technology Innovation Center at Christiana Care: a mobile solution that would serve as a health care “boarding pass” and a wellness application for Google Cardboard.

“OpenBracket was a valuable experience for the Innovation Center team,” said Christiana Care Chief Information Officer Randy Gaboriault, MS, senior vice president, Innovation and Strategic Development “This was a great opportunity to work with local leaders in technology and to inspire programmers to use their skills to help us improve the health of our community.”