Hackathon - Call for Code Melbourne

IBM Developer - Melbourne
IBM Developer - Melbourne
Public group
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The Call for Code 2019 Global Challenge is a worldwide developer competition that seeks technology solutions for natural disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

It is supported by the IBM Code and Response™ initiative, a multi-year program dedicated to creating and deploying open source technologies to tackle the world's biggest challenges.

Developers, Designers and Digital enthusiasts join us for a weekend of hacking fun; building out solutions for natural disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

Hear from our event partners, Australian Red Cross and CFA on issues they face at the front line and in prevention of natural disasters.

We will have awesome mentors throughout the hackathon to help workshop your ideas. Oh, and of course lots of swag, stickers and fun along the way!

But that’s not all... Team entries will also be able to enter the Call for Code Global Challenge https://developer.ibm.com/callforcode/


1st place prize
Anet a8 3d printer kits*

2nd place prize
Raspberry Pi 3 starter kits with LCD touch screens*

Bonus prizes
First 25 competitors in line before doors open on launch day will receive a Arduino Uno.

Spot Prizes
During the hack, best tweet, most innovative idea and MVP’s will receive Sphero minis.

*N.B: All judges decisions are final and each person in a team which places 1st or 2nd at Call for Code Melbourne will win one prize each (Max 5 people per team).

Day 1
10:30am - Doors Open
11:30am - Welcome
12:30pm - Lunch
1:00pm - Hacking starts!
2:00pm - Workshops
5:30pm - Doors close

Day 2
10:30am - Doors Open
11:00am - Pitch practice
12:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - Hacking stops
1:30pm - Presentations
3:00pm - Judging
4:00pm - Winners announced

Ben Peterson - IBM
TBA - Red Cross

Its important to us to create a safe space so teams can build out amazing solutions using some of the best tech around: by getting a ticket to Call for Code Melbourne you agree to the following Code of Conduct (https://callforcode.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Call-for-Code-Participation-Agreement-v1.2.pdf).

Also important to note that teams own their respective IP as outlined in the participant agreement found here https://callforcode.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Call-for-Code-Participation-Agreement-v1.2.pdf