16-17 March, 2019

Telstra Labs, Melbourne

UNIHACK 2019 graphic

180

participants

40

mentors

10

prizes

4

universities



Prizes

What you can win and how to win them.

Main Prizes

1st Place


$4000 cash

One year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and Wolfram|Alpha Pro for each team member

Anker Power Banks for each team member

Razer Gaming Peripheral Kits for each team member

2nd Place


$2000 cash

One year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and Wolfram|Alpha Pro for each team member

Kaiser Baas Action Cams for each team member

.melbourne Domain Prize Pack

3rd Place


$1000 cash

One year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and Wolfram|Alpha Pro for each team member

Chromecasts for each team member

Judging Criteria

✨ Polish, Design, and Execution

What does the project look like? Is it intuitive, aesthetically pleasing, and accessible? And most importantly, does it actually work?

💪 Technical Difficulty

Does the hack look technically interesting or challenging? Is it simply putting a pretty frontend on an existing API or does it do something more?

💡 Originality and Creativity

How unique is the hack? Does it solve a new problem, or have a new take on an existing problem?

😲 Wow Factor

Does it spark joy? Would this be something you use and show to your friends? Yes, this is totally subjective. But that’s what makes it fun.

Category Prizes

Best Design

Awarded to the most usable and best looking user interface


Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions for each member

Most Creative Idea

The project that has the most original idea or reinvention


Wacom Tablets for each member

Sponsor Prizes

Best Startup Potential

The project that offers the most innovative solution through experimentation, iterative learning and discovery


A place in Wade Institute's upcoming Startup Sprint Bootcamp for each team member. Startup Sprint is the ultimate weekend to road test your entrepreneurial game! Get a taste for the fundamental steps of building a startup and meet your future cofounder.

#Beautiful

One of the guiding principles in software development at Xero is #beautiful; which not only represents the interface design and user experience but throughout the building of the software from the elegance of simplicity to the enjoyment of maintenance and enhancement.


JB Hi-Fi gift vouchers and Xero merch

Best IoT Hack

For the best IoT hack!


145-piece computer toolkits for each team member

Bosch hardware pack for each team member

Open Source, Open Spirit

The team who wins Open Source, Open Spirit will embody the open collaboration that developers all over the world use to build creative solutions.


GitHub swag packs for each team member

#Community

For a solution addressing a Community need whilst aligning to our Core Values: Customer Focus, Passion, Collaboration, Empowerment, Transparency, and Integrity


$100 Prepaid Visa Gift Card for each team member

Judges

Here to be impressed, so make an impression.

Main Prize

Olga Goloshchapova

Lead Developer

REA Group

Keith Swann

Lead Product Manager

Origin Energy

Jessica Abad Kelly

Strategy & Innovation Manager

Deloitte

Long Zheng

Head of Product

Omny

Raanan Zion

Director of Platforms and Innovation

PwC

Most Creative Idea

Sophia Huynh

Program Director

UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Best Design

Tung Truong

Senior UX Designer

Cognizant

Sponsors

Without whom this event would not be possible...

Platinum


PwCTelstra

Gold


Accenture
Atlassian
Blitzm
Bosch
Carsales
Coles
KPMG
Medipass
Microsoft
Xero

Silver


Australia Post
Cognizant
GitHub
Monash FIT
Monash eSolutions
NAB
Twilio
Monash Generator
Wade Institute

Bronze & Product


Adobe
.Co Domains
Rakuten
Razer
Scorptec
Splunk
Wacom
Wolfram