Quickening the digital pulse of the Hunter region
Calling all Hunter region Hackers, Hipsters and Hustlers! Come join us on 10-11June2016 as we mix a dash of MakerFaire spirit, a pinch of StartupWeekend spice and some heat from the crucible of TheEdwards Bar and Innx.Hub workspace to quicken the digital pulse of the Hunter region and its urban spaces with your creations as part of the Hunter Innovation Festival.
#UrbanCooling: Our Counterpoint or Anti-Pattern to global warming - explore how to cool urban heat islands, capture + create energy and 'build cool' - maybe you've got a Carbon Negative idea to turn emissions around, or handle better CO2 capture - we're keeping it broad
#SmartArts: Working at the intersection of Arts+Tech - what becomes possible? Put the A into STEM and showcase your STEAM skills, whether it be by storytelling of place, or urban space activations, ephemeral or fixed
#MoveMe: Movement of a person, or a family, or goods, or movement of personal and community spirit - what will you build? An awesome A-to-B challenge for outer and inner dimensions
#DigitalCityZen (NCC): The smart city brings future tech to the street corner and challenges old-fashioned ideas of civil society, civic behaviour and community inclusion. How might sensor technology and data connectivity open up new models for citizen engagement?
Participants: Individuals must be 18yrs of age or older, Team entries may consist of organisations for up to a maximum of 5 people (teams need to be between 2-5people max). Student entries will be required to verify student IDs and be currently enrolled to be eligible for student tickets.
Open to Australian Residents. We will be seeking a broad mix of Hackers, Hipsters and Hustlers to ensure optimium team compositions to get the best results.
Submission Requirements will be for completion of a pitch deck and/or prototype that addresses the judging criteria and requirements.
We'lll be looking for evidence of:
- Market assessment
- Need targeted
- Market validation
- Proof of concept (wireframes/sketches/screen flow) and/or working prototype
- API or Framework leverage
How to enter
Pre-registration is required with an Eventbrite ticket from https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/hunterhackfest-tickets-25310340911 with event attendee numbers capped at 80 people to fit within our intended venue.
We reserve the right to curate the attendee list in order to maximise local entrant opportunities to participate and achieve the best chances of success for regional health needs. If ticket sales reach capacity, we will be actively managing the waitlist.
Smart City Coordinator, Newcastle City Council
Hunter Digital Pulse Quickening
Quickens the pulse of the judges for its impact on Hunter Region Digital capability
Lean Canvas completed for your concept.
Aligns to one of the nominated Hackathon categories.
Leverages digital capability - APIs, composition or extends an existing platform with extra value.