We are Australia's premier student hackathon - run for students, by students.
Inspired by the student hackathons in the United States and Europe, UNIHACK was created in 2014 by WIRED Monash. Since then, UNIHACK has quickly become one of the go-to hackathons for university students nationwide.
Now, for the first time, UNIHACK is expanding to Sydney - with the help of SUITS, the IT student society at the University of Sydney.
Teams have 24 hours to design and build something awesome. It can be anything - a website, a mobile application, a video game, or even something hardware. The important thing is that it needs to work when it is presented to the judges.
Whether you are an avid programmer or a first-time hacker, UNIHACK welcomes everyone, regardless of skill level. You will have the opportunity to build, collaborate and learn from your fellow hackers and mentors at the event. The event will also have a number of quick tech talks throughout to help participants learn new or extend their existing skills.
UNIHACK Sydney will be organised by SUITS, the University of Sydney's IT student society. We run social events, hold seminars, teach advanced programming skills, help connect companies with students, and assist communication between staff and students in IT. It is supported by the University of Sydney Union (USU).
UNIHACK is open to all university and TAFE students in Australia and New Zealand. The only requirement is that you must be an enrolled student when UNIHACK starts. We reserve the right to cancel your ticket if you do not meet this requirement.
Teams must have between four and six people. Teams with less than the minimum will be asked to merge before the competition. We reserve the right to relax this requirement on the day on a team-by-team basis.
No. You are not allowed to start any development or design work on your project before UNIHACK. This includes code, graphics, sounds and 3D designs. However, you can research any ideas and concepts before the competition begins.
No, you will not be allowed to work on existing projects at UNIHACK. We want to see new ideas that you and your team can come up with in 24 hours. However, you can use your own projects in your idea if it is open sourced.
You are not required to stay overnight. However, you will not be allowed to continue working on your project from home. All work must be done at the venue.
Certainly! Hackathons are a great way to learn new skills, and there will be mentors on-site to help you along the way to help you build the best possible idea within 24 hours.
No, we do not do travel reimbursements. You will need to pay for your own travel and accomodation.
Yes, you are free to compete in both.
No. The event is a strictly non-alcoholic and non-smoking event.
Yes, there is a code of conduct. UNIHACK follows "The Hack Code of Conduct". This applies to all attendees, sponsors, partners, volunteers and staff. You can view the code of conduct here.
A laptop, mobile phone, chargers, and a change of clothes are essential. We highly suggest also bringing a pillow, sleeping bag and toiletries if you want to stay the night.
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