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Demystifying the hackathon workshop

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Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts (SMSA)

Level 1 Lawson Room, 280 Pitt Street · Sydney

How to find us

Upon arrival, there is a lift or stairs to walk up to Level one where Lawson room is clearly marked. Feel free to contact 0402 737 185 if you can't find the address or have question

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What we'll do

Demystifying the hackathon workshop

This 1.5 hours workshop is a great opportunity for you to learn and experience what it takes to organise a corporate hackathon and how hackathons can be a source of new knowledge. After the interactive educational session, we will get to experience our own KM hackathon in a collaborative, energised and fun-loaded environment.

About Topic: Demystifying the hackathon
The “hackathon” has become one of the latest vogue terms in business. Typically used in reference to innovation. Hackathons aren’t just for start-ups. They can play a valuable role in accelerating the digital transformation and innovation of large organisations.

Hackathons characteristics are
• Centered on the customer
• Deeply cross-functional
• Starting from scratch
• Concrete and focused on output
• Iterative and continuous

A good hackathon session takes 24 hours. A 24-hour hackathon differs from more established brainstorming sessions in that it is all about results and jump-starting a way of working, not just idea generation.

About the presenter:
Jens Pistorius ( is Managing Director at Incepto and principal consultant for Intelligent Process Automation (IPA). He brings together the best of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to help organisations improving their business processes. Jens has worked for market leading firms in Frankfurt, New York, Montreal, Luxembourg and Sydney which allowed him to acquire a wealth of business knowledge as well as expertise in IT and process design.
He is really passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship and knowledge sharing which led him to found the boutique consultancy firm Incepto. He presented the workshop at Sydney PMI members on 15 Mar 18 (

Cost: Attendance at meetings usually requires a small donation to cover hiring venue, drinks and nibbles.

We look forward to seeing you.

Bobak Zamani
NSW Knowledge Management Forum