Things to know to rule the weekend

Friday  24 July 2020

To Access Friday’s Program – bit.ly/HACKLIVE

4 pm: Welcome Ceremony Commences (bit.ly/HACKLIVE)

4:30 pm: Winner for The Pitch event announced

5 pm: Hackathon Group Formation

6 pm: Hackathon Challenge Statements (and Case Studies) Presented

8 pm: Break for the day


 

Saturday 25th July 2020

To Access Saturday’s Program – bit.ly/HACKLIVE

7:30 am: Walk & Talk

9 am: Hackathon Officially Commences. LIVE address from Ashley

9:30 am: Mentor Workshops Commence

10am: Optional Mini Moment: Rules & Submissions Overview

11 am: Optional Mini Moment: How to Collaborate

12 pm: Optional Mini Moment: Human-centred Innovation

1 pm: Optional Mini Moment: How to Create a Video

3 pm: Optional Mini Moment: Culturally Appropriate Innovation in Overseas Contexts

4 pm: Optional Mini Moment: Good Intentions but Misdirected Kindness

5 pm: Day Close

7 pm: Evening Cooking Challenge

 


 

Sunday 26th July 2020

To Access Sunday’s Program – bit.ly/HACKLIVE

7:30 am: Walk & Talk

9 am: Hackathon Officially Commences. LIVE Address from Ashley

2 pm: Video Submission Deadline

2:30 pm: Peer Review

3:30 pm: Top 10 Submission Streamed on bit.ly/HACKLIVE

4:30pm: Presentations by WHO, Professor Ron Johnston, Peter Cosgrove & John Pickhaver

5:30pm: Winners and Prizes Announced

6-8pm: Afterparty – DJs, dancing and fun!

 

We will be broadcasting EVERYTHING on HACK LIVE! From The Welcome Ceremony, Presentations, Awards, Announcements, The Winners.. You name it, it’s happening on HACK LIVE. Please keep this LIVE feed open throughout the entire weekend to ensure you don’t miss any key announcements. If you’re lost, head to HACK LIVE to find out what we’re up too.

Evaluation criteria

Evaluation criteria of presentation will include, the degree to which the humanitarian innovation developed during the hackathon:

  1. Addresses the problem(s) set for consideration;
  2. Uses engineering skills, humanitarian knowhow and technologies;
  3. Is original, novel and inventive
  4. Is environmentally sound and sustainable;
  5. Is practical including in respect to cost, for the target community or persons;
  6. Is deliverable by an organisation such as RedR;
  7. Considers the effects of vulnerable populations such as gender, disability, elderly, very young.

Intellectual Property

The entrants retain ownership of their designs.

The entrants licence the Warren Centre and the University of Sydney to use and modify for use their photographs, video and any written content as a part of promoting the program Awards and the winners.

Judging Process

Judging is a 2-step process

  1. Preliminary Judging – this is mandatory for all participants. Mentors are also invited to participate
    1. Broken into 8 groups. 
    2. You will discover your group on Sunday, by being added to a locked Slack Channel.
    3. In the Slack channel there will be a link to a ‘view only’ Dropbox folder and there will be a Google form.
    4. View each submission, select (based on criteria) your first and second place.  Submit the Google form once.
    5. Everyone participant must participate in this judging. Failure to do so will reflect in a penalty in the marking of your teams submission
  2. Final Judging
    1. The official judges will view on HACKLIVE the 10 finalists
    2. They will confer and decide upon the winners for each prize set

 

 

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUR OFFICIAL RULE BOOK

The RedR Ron Johnston Rapid Response Hackathon is part of the Humanitarian Innovation Awards, continuing in 2020. 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

E: melanie.degioia@sydney.edu.au

T: 02 9351 3754 

 

FAQs

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. 

  • International and national university students, domiciled in Australia and studying at any Australian University;
  • Students studying in any discipline but preferably “STEM-capable participants” studying for degrees in engineering and /or IT; the reason for this preference is because of the emphasis on “engineering” innovations;
  • Students must be studying an undergraduate degree – full-time or part-time;
  • Entry may be made by individuals but during the event you will be working in teams;
  • Entrants will be required to provide evidence of their eligibility under these rules as a part of their submission.

We’ve just tallied up our prizes, and there will be over $25,000 in cash prizes, demonstration grants, and engineering/tech internships with leading Australian humanitarian firms. This is our biggest prize pool EVER!

 

No. Participants MUST register as individuals for the hackathon. Participants will be formed into groups and will work as a team throughout the hackathon. 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. 

No, you do not need to participate in our first event, the Humanitarian Innovation Pitch to participate in the hackathon, but you are encouraged to do so. Top scored submissions in the Humanitarian Innovation Pitch will receive automatic qualification to enter the Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon.

Contact The Warren Centre at (02) 9351 3752 or email us at: warrenc@sydney.edu.au

Click here to Apply. Applications will close 17th July 2020. 

Rules

  • International and national university students, domiciled in Australia and studying at any Australian University;
  • Students studying in any discipline but preferably “STEM-capable participants” studying for degrees in engineering and /or IT; the reason for this preference is because of the emphasis on “engineering” innovations;
  • Students must be studying an undergraduate degree – full-time or part-time;
  • Entry may be made by individuals but during the event you will be working in teams;
  • Entrants will be required to provide evidence of their eligibility under these rules as a part of their submission.

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.

 

  • Participants acknowledge that the organisers and sponsors of Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon, including The Warren Centre (the “Organisers”) will be recording the Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon (the “Hackathon”) event on video, photographs, audio recording and other media, and therefore agree that:
  • The Organisers have the unrestricted right to use your likeness, image, voice, opinions, and appearance, and also any images of your projects, developments, materials and belongings made at or brought to the Hackathon, captured through video, photographs or other media during the Hackathon for the express purpose of creating promotional material (the “Images”), for the purposes of use in websites, promotional materials, publications and other media of any of the Organizers, whether in print or electronically (the “Materials”). The foregoing right includes permission to copyright, use, re-use, publish, and republish Images in which you may be included, intact or in part, composite or distorted in character or form, without restriction as to changes or transformations, in conjunction with your own or a fictitious name, reproduction in colour or otherwise, made through any and all media now or hereafter known;
  • The Organisers shall solely own the Materials in which you or your Images, in whole or in part, may appear, including copyright interests, and you have no ownership rights therein;
  • You give all clearances, copyright and otherwise, for use of your Images, and waive any moral rights that you may have in the Materials in which you or your Images may appear. The rights granted to the Organisers herein are perpetual and worldwide. For greater certainty, my Images may continue to be used after the completion of the Hackathon;
  • You relinquish any right that you may have to examine or approve the Materials in which you or your Images may appear or the use to which they may be applied; and
  • You hereby release, discharge and agree to save harmless each and all of the Organisers from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form of the Images whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the recording of the Images or in any subsequent processing thereof, as well as any publication thereof, including without limitation any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

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.

Contact us

Have a question about 2020 Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon? We want to hear it at warrenc@sydney.edu.au