Community Sunshine Coast Council Technology & Communications

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  • Location: The Hive Business Space, Maroochydore 4558 Queensland

HackFest aims to encourage our bright sparks, big thinkers, change makers, dreamers, data enthusiasts, inventors, students, and artists to share and develop their creative ideas and find solutions to everyday community problems.

HackFest 2017 will be held at The Hive Business Space in Maroochydore, from Friday night on November 24 to Sunday November 26. 

Competition weekend:

Date & Time Event
Friday 24 November, 6:00 pm Event opening and ideation assistance
Saturday 25 November 8:00 am - 11:00 pm Onsite workshops and mentoring
Sunday 26 November 8:00 am - 5:00 pm More details to follow

Hackfest is open to individuals or teams. Last year’s event offered $20,000 in prizes and this year’s prize pool will include a paid internship with council’s ICT department,  a new ‘Urban Ideas’ category has been added in 2017 which caters for participants with an artistic flair. 

If you’re a technical whiz, HackFest is perfect for you too!. This year we’ve added a new ‘Hardware Hack’ which aims to provide hands-on experience and learning with a range of hardware devices.

Hackfest is all about finding new ways to utilise Open Data to find great solutions and concepts that could benefit the Sunshine Coast and beyond. This is especially relevant to our region as we continue to develop the new Maroochydore City Centre which could benefit regional business and the wider community. 

Register your interest in participating in this year’s HackFest competition.

24 November - 26 November 2017
The Hive Business Space, Maroochydore

Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council

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The Hive Business Space, Maroochydore

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