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
Details – Global 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
Details – UNIHACK 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
Details – Sports 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
Details – Startup 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
Details – Tikkun 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
Details – GovHack
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.