Things to know to rule the weekend

Friday  16 August 2019

11 am: (Optional) Virtual Reality Experience

5 pm: Welcome, Award ceremony for Pitch event, Hackathon group formation

8 pm: Break for the day

 


 

Saturday 17 August 2019

8 am: Breakfast

9 am: Hackathon officially commences.  Includes housekeeping

10 am: Mentor workshops commence

12 pm: Lunch break

1 pm: Hackathon continues

6 pm: Dinner break

7 pm: Site closed for the day

 


 

Sunday 18 August 2019

8 am: Doors open (Breakfast available)

10am: Final Mentor sessions

1 pm: Lunch available

1 pm: Presentations are due

4pm: Presentations given

6:30: Awards presented

7:45: event closed

Sydney Women’s College

 

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.

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

E: melanie.degioia@sydney.edu.au

T: 02 9351 3754 

 

Fiona Hearne

Event & External Relations Manager,

The Warren Centre

E: fiona.hearne@sydney.edu.au

T: 02 9351 7205 

 

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.

Yes! The winners will receive: 

  • $5,000 group cash prize, plus recognition in publications and the media
  • The winners will be invited to collaborate further with a group of experts, possibly to build the next phase of the multi-generation plan, or to develop a sustainable social entrepreneurship or commercial solutions.

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. 

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 a travel stipend to Sydney for the Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon.

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

Registration will be throughout the course of July and August 2019. It will be first come first serve and a wait list will be formed after we have reached capacity. Register here.

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 2019 Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon? We want to hear it at warrenc@sydney.edu.au