You asked it for (did you really?) so here it is; a list of the hackathons in Melbourne. As I’ve said before, there’s so many of these things happening so here’s the ones in the awesome city of Melbourne.

If I’ve missed some important piece of info, or you want to advertise your hackathon, just get in touch – easy as that! For a full list of hackathons around Australia, check out #HackAus.

So… are you ready? Here’s the list of hackathons for 2019.

Global Legal Hackathon, 23-24 February

Running across the world this is your chance to hack out LegalTech ideas with students, business people, law professionals, and like minded individuals to change the legal landscape.
Grand Prize – chance to enter the global stage in New York
Location – Monash University
DetailsGlobal Legal Hack

UNIHACK, 16-17 March

This is the big one. UNIHACK is back again, and earlier this year. If you’re an enrolled student, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to build your portfolio – but tickets are already sold out! Catch me as a judge at this hackathon.
Grand Prize – TBC
Location – Telstra Innovation Lab
DetailsUNIHACK 2019

Sports Tech Cup, 30-31 March

Running as part of the Australia Sports Analytics Conference, this hackathon invites you all to hack on sports. Data sets will be available, and prizes are on offer. If you’re doing anything in sports or interested in sport, this is the hack for you.
Grand Prize – prizes packs from partners
Location – La Trobe Uni City Campus
DetailsSports Tech Cup

Startup Weekend, 17-19 May

You know what it is! It’s time to start that idea you’ve always dreamed of! This hackathon is designed to take an idea from just an idea and make it a reality.
Grand Prize – tonnes of prizes to kick off your idea
Location – TBC
DetailsStartup Weekend Melbourne

TOM Makeathon, 24-26 May

Want to make a real difference? TOM calls innovators and makers to create and distribute affordable solutions to help people with disabilities. You’ll work with a ‘need-knower’ (someone with a disability) to build something to help them in their everyday life. It’s a life-changing experience, plus a great networking weekend.
Location – FAB9, DreamFactory
DetailsTikkun Olam Makers

GovHack, 6-8 September

GovHack is back! And all over Australia. There’s hacks running in pretty much every state, in multiple cities. Check the website for announcements, but lock in the date now!
Location – TBC

The list is short right now, but check back regularly for all the usual hackathons, including Random Hacks of Kindness, Codebrew, SheHacks, and more. And remember, if you have a hackathon that you want my involvement, or to advertise, just contact me.

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