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UNIHACK reveals judges for 2016 competition

Women make up more than 50 percent in this year's panel

MELBOURNE, Australia — UNIHACK, Australia’s premier student hackathon, has revealed the judges who will decide this year’s winner; and for the first time, women make up more than 50 percent of the panel.

The UNIHACK judging panel comprises of seven industry professionals: six of whom are selected by the UNIHACK Organising Committee and one selected by Bosch, this year’s platinum sponsor.

The panel will decide the winner using the following criteria:

  • originality;
  • technical difficulty;
  • polish and design; and
  • usefulness

This year’s judges are:

  • Ren Butler, Startup Market Manager at BlueChilli
  • Jason Cormier, API Evangelist at TIBCO Mashery
  • Jo Cranford, Engineering Manager at Culture Amp
  • Atlanta Daniel, General Partner at Signal Ventures
  • Remya Ramesh, Experience Design Lead at Seamless CMS
  • Bernard Schokman, Head of UX & Innovation at Foxley and UX Business Consultant

The Bosch-appointed representative will be announced at a later date.

Terence Huynh, the founder of UNIHACK Melbourne:

“We are ecstatic to have some of Australia’s highly-respected designers, developers and members of the startup community as our judges for this year’s competition. Just like us, they cannot wait to see what our student competitors can come up with in 24 hours.”

“UNIHACK is committed to increasing the diversity of participants and support traditionally underrepresented groups in IT, especially women. Our judging panel reflects our support and push towards gender diversity.”

Sophia Huynh, Vice President of WIRED Monash:

“We looked at the tech community around us and picked those we felt were best suited for the role. The selection was made based on three categories - ideation, technical and design - so that we could achieve the best balance on the judging panel. All we have left to find is a robot and cupcake.”

UNIHACK 2016, sponsored by Bosch, will begin on Saturday July 30 from 12pm at LAB-14, part of the Carlton Connect Initiative in Melbourne. The event is organised by WIRED Monash, the IT student society at Monash University Clayton; and is also supported by the University of Melbourne and Monash University.

You must be a current university or TAFE student to be able to participate. For more information, visit the UNIHACK website at unihack.net.