In its fifth year, UNIHACK continues to grow and provide a platform for students
After a fantastic weekend of hacking, building, making, breaking, and creating, over 150 students presented their products and solutions to a panel of judges.
UNIHACK has always been one of my most favourite hackathons. This is now the fourth year I’ve been involved. Over the years, I’ve seen it grow, develop, and become more succinct. Completely run by students, this hackathon provides a place for students to come together, learn from one another, and establish valuable business relationships.
I was lucky enough to be part of the major judging panel this year. It was very exciting to see everyone’s projects. I attend so many hackathons every year and I continue to be blown away by the calibre of ideas presented. Students had fully working prototypes in all areas – from hardware to software, from IoT to VR. With solutions to fit every industry – MedTech, health, wearable devices, fire response, emergency services, food, transport, finance, housing, marketing, gaming. You name it, it was probably there. Over 30 teams presented with eight going through to the finals.
There were a range of prizes to cater to the diversity of ideas. First, second, and third were awarded as well as prize for best mobile app, most beautiful design, best use of hardware, best startup potential, and of course… best meme award.
This was an incredible display of talent and I want to thank the entire UNIHACK team once again. Congratulations to the first place winners, Meditrace for their user friendly medical app. I look forward to seeing some of these projects grow and hopefully see the participants at more hackathons.
Speaking of more hackathons, I’ll be at UNIHACK Sydney this weekend and EOS Hackathon. UNIHACK is for all university students. If you’re not a uni student, then come along to EOS Hackathon. It’s in Sydney too and is a Blockchain hackathon with over $US100,000.00 cash prizes and travel up for grabs. If you want to register, use the code “MishManners” for a discount – that’s only $5 a ticket.
I’ll see you there! To finish off, here’s a reel of my best pics from the weekend.