Help build an app and win!

Griffith University hosted its second annual student Hackathon on the weekend 4 - 5 August 2018. Students had the unique opportunity to design, develop and showcase a mobile application, with the winning teams scoring serious cash prizes.

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?

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!

What were the prizes?

$2,000 - Winning Team

$1,000 - Runner-Up Team

$500 - Best UI Design

Stay tuned for 2019 registrations!

Registrations for Hackathon 2018 closed 5 pm Friday 20 July 2018. Stay tuned for 2019 registrations opening up!

Hackathon 2018 Ts & Cs

During the Hackathon student work in teams to build an app that would greatly improve student life. Students can register as an individual, a pair or a group of three or four students.

At the end of the Hackathon weekend, each team will showcases their app to our judges with a chance to win great prize money!

Do you have any questions?

For general enquiries about the event, please email

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? Stay tuned for dates for our 2019 Hackathon!
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? 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 will be team prizes. First prize is a $2,000 pre-paid Visa card. The runner-up team will be awarded a $1,000 pre-paid visa card and a $500 pre-paid visa card goes to the team with the best User Interface app.

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