UNIHACK Mini 2016

The Hack for First Timers

April 9-10, 2016

Monash University Clayton

By The Numbers

27 hours to build an app

44 students competing

100% first time hackers

amounts of food



Laura Faulconer

Laura Faulconer

COO, The Generator, Monash University

James Austin

James Austin

Analytics Associate at PwC; former WIRED committee member

Rebecca Martin

Rebecca Martin

Technology Consultant at EY; Hackathon hacker

Judging Criteria


Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?

Technical Difficulty

Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there any technical challenges to surmount when building it?

Polish and Design

Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does it work as the creators say? Is it well designed? Our judges will see and/or want to use your prototype - so make sure it works!


Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfil a real need that people have? While you are not required to prepare a business plan, your app should have an audience identified.


University Partners

Prize Partners