Help build an app and win!
Griffith University is hosting its second student Hackathon on the weekend 4 - 5 August 2018 and we want you to be part of it! You will have the unique opportunity to design, develop and showcase a mobile application with the chance to win great prize money!
Get ready for some serious fun
Are you ready to participate 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!
$2,000 - Winning Team
$1,000 - Runner-Up Team
$500 - Best UI Design
Frequently Asked Questions
|Who can participate?||All entrants must be enrolled at Griffith University in Trimester 3 2018. You don’t have to be in a computing-related program.|
|When is the Hackathon?||The Hackathon commences at 9 am on Saturday 4 August 2018 and closes on Sunday 5 August at 4 pm. Judging commences at 4 pm and the event is expected to officially close by 5 pm Sunday.|
|Where will the Hackathon be held?||The Hackathon will be held at the Library (G10), Griffith Gold Coast campus.|
|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.
|Do I need coding knowledge?||It is not mandatory to have coding knowledge. Teams should include a variety of skills from developer, marketing and design to project management.|
|What app will I create?|
You are tasked with building an app that will greatly improve your student life.
|Can I start working on my hack before the event?||Please see the Terms and Conditions for detailed information on this. In short, you can brainstorm and plan prior to the event and create wireframes. All code, design, art, music, SFX and assets must be created during the event.|
|Will hardware, tools and devices be provided?||All participants must bring their own devices, including chargers and development tools. If you don’t own a device, please email email@example.com a minimum of one week prior to the event.|
|What APIs will be available?|
Griffith University will provide a description of the available APIs two weeks prior to the event, with full specifications provided on the day.
|What support is offered?||Griffith University staff with IT, marketing and project management experience will be on-hand during the event to assist you. You will be provided with a Griffith staff member’s contact details prior to the event for any IT-related queries.|
|Do I need to bring food?||We will provide lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Feel free to bring your own snacks.|
|Do I have to be there the entire time?||No, but you will need to attend registration on Saturday 4 August and present your application on Sunday afternoon. There will be chairs, bean bags and floor space to rest / sleep on.|
|How does the judging work?||Please see the Terms and Conditions for detailed information on judging. Hackathon 2018 T&Cs|