DevDays 2019

NOVEMBER 20-22, 2019

Student Track

Join the Student Track and compete for free DevDays entrance on November 21, 2019! 

Are you a student or teacher interested in healthcare IT? Here is an opportunity for you to learn or teach HL7 FHIR, the information standard that is causing a seismic shift in the health IT landscape. DevDays is the largest and foremost FHIR event in the world. 


DevDays offers student discounts and free access on Thursday.
Here is how it works.

  1. Register for the Student Track
  2. Learn FHIR through on-line tutorials on the DevDays website 
  3. Create a FHIR application that implements a use-case of your choosing
  4. Prepare for your visit to Amsterdam and join us on Thursday, November 21, 2019
  5. Present your results. A jury of FHIR experts selects the final winning team 

If you have registered for the student track, we count on your presence on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
Please note that we offer student discounts for the entire conference, which takes place in Amsterdam from November 20-22, 2019. 


  • There is no cost associated with participating in the Thursday events for the student teams. This includes the social event on Thursday evening.
  • In case you wish to extend your participation, the fee per attendee will be:
    – 2 days attendance: Wednesday & Thursday or Thursday & Friday: € 550,- (early bird – until September 30, 2019) or € 650 (from October 1, 2019)
    – 3 days attendance: Wednesday – Friday: € 1,100 (early bird – until September 30, 2019) or € 1,300 (from October 1. 2019)

Note: we have limited access for students. Registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis.


For any questions regarding the Student Track, please contact us.

Want to join? Follow the next steps!


Come out and hack! This is your chance to be creative and compete for the DevDays Student Track Cup!

Please register as soon as possible, as the registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis.

Register for the Student Track first 


To get up to speed with FHIR we recommend that you watch our online FHIR tutorials. 



Below are a couple of helpful links to help you get started with FHIR: 


To join the hackathon we ask you to prepare an open assignment. You are free to build anything you like as long as you use FHIR to exchange data. For example, send your blood pressure measurements to a FHIR server or build an app to fill out an online medical questionnaire.
Note you can find a list of available FHIR servers here: 

After finishing your initial assignment, complete the following steps: 

  • Try to connect to at least one other FHIR server than the one you originally used in your assignment. 
  • Discuss the changes you need to make to be able to talk to other FHIR servers and implement them. Test your work on at least one of the test-servers. 
  • Did you correctly apply FHIR? 
  • Can you make improvements to make your application easier to use? 

To connect to other Student teams, join the Student channel on Zulip:


If you are one of the nominated teams, prepare your visit to Amsterdam and join us at DevDays on November 21, 2019 for free. If you wish to attend the whole conference, interesting discounts are available (see ‘Costs’). 


This is your chance to shine! Present your solution for an audience of real FHIR geeks at DevDaysAfter a short break, the final winners of the Student Track Cup Amsterdam 2019 will be announced in a final award session. In addition, all participants will receive a certificate of participation.  

Your presentation should meet the following criteria:

  • The presentation should be a team effort (all team members should take responsibility for at least a part of the presentation)
  • Describe the contribution of each team member
  • Describe your work and how you applied FHIR (e.g. architecture, which resources)
  • Demo your app and interfaces with FHIR servers
  • Reflect on lessons learned

Please note that we allow students to elaborate on existing work, on the condition that the contribution of the student team is clear.

A jury of three FHIR experts will assess your work based on the following criteria:

  • Effective use of standards (40%)
  • Originality of the solution (40%)
  • Presentation (20%)

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