(Optional) Virtual Reality Experience
Welcome, Award ceremony for Pitch event, Hackathon group formation
Break for the day
Hackathon officially commences. Includes housekeeping
Mentor workshops commence
Site closed for the day
Doors open (Breakfast available)
Final Mentor sessions
Presentations are due
The University of Sydney, 15 Carillon Ave, Newtown NSW 2042
Friday night access via Main Entrance: The event will be held in the Menzie’s Common Room.
Saturday & Sunday access via Sibyl Centre Entrance. The event will be held in the Sibyl Centre.
Closest Train station is Newtown (15 min walk) or Redfern (18 min walk). Closest
Bus Stop is King St after Queen Street (2 min walk). Buses go frequently along City Road and King Street (including but not limited to the 370, 423, 426, 428, M30).
The RedR Ron Johnston Rapid Response Hackathon is part of the Humanitarian Innovation Awards, commencing in 2019. These annual events, including Australia’s first-ever Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon, encourage and reward university students to create cutting-edge solutions that could save lives and make a positive impact on people around the world.
Melanie De Gioia
Project Manager, The Warren Centre Available Mon – Wed only
T: 02 9351 3754
Event & External Relations Manager,
The Warren Centre
T: 02 9351 7205
A hackathon is a social event that brings together technical and other interested people who have the skills and organisational capacity to create innovative solutions to a proposed problem within time constraints.
Yes! The winners will receive:
No. Participants will register as individuals for the hackathon. During the welcome meet and greet on the 16th of August, participants will form groups of 3 to 6 individuals and work as a team throughout the hackathon. You will be able to select your own teammates, so if you have a group you want to work with, just make sure everyone is registered. We encourage students to work collaboratively in cross-discipline teams and will give students time to get to know one another and form their teams.
Contact The Warren Centre at (02) 9351 3752 or email us at: email@example.com
I license The Warren Centre and the University of Sydney to use and modify for use any photographs, videos, written content or other content prepared for the hackathon as part of promoting the program and the winners. I permit the organisers of the event to take my photograph and use it for the purposes of the competition and promotion of the awards program.
Humanitarianism is a commitment to the welfare of humans in all their diverse forms. The Humanitarian Innovation Awards and Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon require that contestants behave professionally with a genuine commitment to inclusivity. The HIA Hackathon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free competition and awards experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion.
We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Everyone at the hackathon is subject to this policy. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Anyone violating these rules may be sanctioned, and the organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, expulsion from the event, or notification of the host university/institution.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of staff immediately. They will be happy to support. We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and any related social events.
We do not tolerate harassment of Humanitarian Innovation Awards Hackathon participants in any form.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.