Meet new people, be exposed to fresh ideas, learn new skills and build creative, original work
New Futures Hackathon for Disaster Resilience will bring together multidisciplinary minds to explore the solutions around identification of disasters and mitigating risk to build a sustainable world.
WHY DISASTER RESILIENCE?
Disasters often follow natural hazards and their severity depends on how much impact a hazard has on society and the environment.
The scale impact in turn depends on the choices we make for our lives and for our environment. These choices relate to how we grow our food, where and how we build our homes, what kind of government we have, how our financial system works and even what we teach in schools. Each decision and action makes us more vulnerable to disasters - or more resilient to them.
Disaster resilience is the concept and practice of reducing risks through systematic efforts to analyse and reduce the causal factors of disasters. Whether natural or societal, disasters are severe and our global community’s need for resilience can lead the world to act on this global issue.
DISASTER RESILIENCE CHALLENGES
- Enhancing City and community resilience frameworks (improving city and community preparedness)
- Reducing critical infrastructure disruptions
- Improving information management and sharing
$10,120 in prizes
Best Tech Solution
Receives $3,000 in cash as well as a 3-month residency at I2N Hunter Street with specialist mentorship valued at up to $4,620
Runner-Up Tech Solution
Receives $2,000 in cash
Rising Star Award
Receives $500 in cash
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
- Attendees from all backgrounds, genders, and geographies are welcome.
- There is no age restriction to attend the hackathon. In case you are under 18, you need a signed waiver from the parent/legal guardian authorising you to attend the hackathon. The waiver form is available to download from the hackathon website.
- There is no country restriction, but you must be eligible to receive prizes (in case you win) and you are responsible for paying any taxes on the prize winnings.
All projects must be submitted by 4:00 PM (AEST) Saturday 11 May 2019 to the following Github Repository under your team name: https://github.com/uon-i2n/disaster-resilience-hack. No updates can be made past this time. Following this deadline, you will then have 1 hour to prepare your 5-minute pitch.
At 5:00 PM Teams have 5 minutes to pitch their solution to the judging panel.
How to enter
Pre-registration via Eventbrite is compulsory. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/new-futures-hackathon-for-disaster-resilience-tickets-48636688645
Cost of participation is $20 + nominal transaction fees.
All ticketing proceeds will be donated to charity - TBA!
Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience
City of Newcastle
How innovative is your solution? Is it an improvement to existing systems or a breakthrough new product/service
Is there a real problem? Is your solution really going to solve it?
How likely is the project to work and be accepted by the market / community?
What progress have the team achieved during the hack and how functional is the project?
In the end everything comes down to how well you can sell your ideas