30 hours of creativity and collaboration

You don’t need to be a coder or tech savvy to take part in the Hackathon. All you need to bring to the table is your creativity, experience and passion to work together with a bunch of cool people to create something new and amazing! 2019’s Hackathon is now complete. Stay tuned for 2020’s dates!

Hackathon is some serious fun!

The Digital Solutions annual Hackathon involves participating in over 30 hours of outstanding creativity and collaboration to transform your awesome ideas into reality!

Have you got the creative genius, coding skills, advertising jingles or graphic skills to help build an app and spruik it?

What were the prizes?

$2,000 - Winning Team

$1,000 - Runner-Up Team

$500 - Best UI Design

Registration details!

Registrations for Hackathon 2019 are now closed. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for live updates.

Hackathon 2019 Ts & Cs

During the Hackathon, students work in teams to build an app that would greatly improve student life.

It takes all skills to develop an app: project management to guide the team, graphic design for the User Interface, comms, marketing, advertising or PR to present and persuade the judges, and of course, coding and app development skills too. If you think you've got a bit of creative genius in your grey matter, then sign up now!

Students can register as an individual, a pair or a group of three or four students. If registering as an individual, we will allocate you into a team after registration is complete based on your area of expertise.

Once your registration is complete, we will be in touch with all the information you will need about your team, the Hackathon challenges, API's and more. Just bring along your passion, your skill and your devices. We'll keep you hydrated and nourished through the entire 30+ hours.

At the end of the Hackathon weekend, each team will showcase their app to our judges with a chance to win some huge prize money! The Hackathon was held on the weekend of 3 - 4 August 2019 inside the Nathan campus Library.

Do you have any questions? For general enquiries about the event, please email ds-comms@griffith.edu.au.

Past Winners

You can read the full review of the 2019 student apps on our Digital Solutions Blog and view the event photos on our Facebook page.

2019 Winners

2018 Winners

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate? All entrants must be enrolled at Griffith University during the trimester the Hackathon is held. You don’t have to be in a computing-related program.
When is the Hackathon? Hackathon was held on Saturday 3 August – Sunday 4 August 2019. Stay tuned for 2020 dates.
Do I need a team or can individuals sign up? You can register as a team or an individual. If you register as an individual, we will allocate you to a team.
Why should I register for the next Hackathon? Not only will the Hackathon be 30 hours of non-stop fun, but it is a great opportunity to apply what you have learnt at uni in real projects. Showcase your skills, network with peers and put yourself to the test creating something real and meaningful in a short amount of time.
Did someone mention prizes?

Yes, there are team prizes. Previously, first prize was a $2,000 pre-paid Visa card. The runner-up team was awarded a $1,000 pre-paid visa card and a $500 pre-paid visa card went to the team with the best User Interface app.

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