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AngelHack Sydney 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 6:00 PM (AEST)

BlueChilli, 125 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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A Welcome Note

4 years. More than 300 hackathons. More than 96 cities around the globe. We’ve seen it all. And from all of these events, we’ve noticed one thing: Anyone. Can. Code.

Age, race, gender, experience level, it doesn’t matter. Passion and dedication is what you need to create apps and technologies that have never been imagined before. Implementation and creativity are what differentiate you. Mind and skill are what conquer all.

Welcome to AngelHack’s 9th Global Hackathon Series, where Anyone. Can. Code.

Prizes

Let’s face it, prizes just make hackathons more fun. That’s why each year, we team up with our sponsors to bring you an awesome set of prizes. Drumroll please:

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Grand Prize: An exclusive invite to our HACKcelerator

  • A 12-week Curriculum to turn your hackathon idea into a startup reality
  • A diverse network of both local and global mentors
  • Weekly guest speakers
  • A chance to fly to Silicon Valley for our Annual Global Demo Day and participate in a week of extensive pitch training!
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HPE

  • Challenge: Build the most innovative cognitive computing solution to augment human intelligence using the Haven OnDemand natural language processing, machine learning, and predictive analytics APIs.
  • Prize: 1 GoPro – HERO4 Session HD Waterproof Action Camera for each member of the team
  • Link: http://dev.havenondemand.com
AWS

Amazon Web Services

Prize: $100 in AWS Credits per person through AWS Activate and

  • AWS Free Usage Tier
  • 1 month AWS Support at Business level
  • AWS Technical Essentials Online Training ($600 value)
  • AWS Business Essentials Online Training ($600 value)
  • 80 credits for Self-paced labs Training ($80 value)
  • 1:1 Office Hours with AWS Solutions Architects
  • Access to the Startup Blog and Startup Forum
  • Special “Self-starter” Third-Party offers
Wacom prize

Wacom

Challenge: Develop an app for iOS, Android, web, or Windows that uses the WILL SDK with a focus on productivity, writing, games, or other novel uses of digital ink.

Global Prize

The top two WILL SDK projects from all over the globe will win the following:

  • Selected as finalists in the global Wacom Inkathon
  • All expense paid trip to CES in January 2017
  • Finalists will then pitch for a chance to win $10,000, $5,000, or $2500 prizes.

WILL SDK Link:https://developer.wacom.com/technologies/will-universal-ink

Global Prize Submission Link: http://goo.gl/forms/tVJP8InYft

Rubik

Rubik

Rubik is the biggest Fintech software provider in Australia.

Challenge: Build the most innovative, engaging and easy to use interface to collect and visualize customers’s personal details and financial information.

Prize: 1 Lumo Lift wearable posture and activity tracker for each member of the team.

Project-Inspire

Project Inspire

Code4Impact winners that meets Project Inspire’s criterias will qualify for Project Inspire “Hackathon Tier” as a semi-finalist and win a dedicated crowdfunding page to raise funds & exposure for their project.

They will also be enroute to become the finalist to win $25,000USD grant, dependent on set criterias.

Optus

OPTUS

Challenge:

GEO leverages the Optus network to determine the popularity of a location based on the number of Optus mobile users in that area. Your challenge is to use the GEO API to create an engaging app that has revenue generating potential.

 

Prize:

If Optus believes your product has revenue generating potential, you could have the opportunity:

  1. to develop and commercialise the product with Optus;
  2. to receive up to 1 million free API calls per month to the production API, for up to one year;
  3. to obtain one months’ access to a co-working space at the Optus Yes Lab.
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Academy Xi

Grand winner team will receive $300 voucher (each member) for an Academy Xi bootcamp. Its a short course to upgrade capabilities in design and innovation.

Code4Impact

  • The Challenge is Simple. AngelHack’s nonprofit arm, Code For A Cause, is challenging superhero coders to build a technology that will have a positive impact on the world, people, or environment.
  • The Prize is Awesome. At the end of the 9th Global Series, the top three Code4Impact Award Winners will be invited to the AngelHack HACKcelerator Program. One of these three lucky teams will be flown out to San Francisco, for our 5th Annual Global Demo Day and will pitch to some of the largest Accelerators and Investors in the world, while meeting with leading social entrepreneurs. For more details click here.

Why AngelHack?

By joining an AngelHack hackathon, you are becoming part of a global, connected community of coders, innovators, and changemakers.

Beyond that, an AngelHack hackathon offers the following:

  • Games and activities to keep you PUMPED! (Nerf war anyone?)
  • The opportunity to work with other like-minded individuals
  • Awesome food, and LOTS of it. A hackathon is nothing without tons of food.
  • The opportunity to learn some new skill sets
  • Swag on swag on swag!

Never been to an AngelHack hackathon? You’re in for a treat! Here’s what you can expect.

Schedule

Day 1

  • 09:00 AM : Doors Open to Attendees / Breakfast of Champions
  • 10:30 AM : Opening Ceremony and Sponsor Talks
  • 12:00 PM : Coding Begins
  • 01:00 PM : Lunch
  • 07:00 PM : Dinner

Day 2

  • 08:00 AM : Breakfast
  • 12:00 PM : Lunch
  • 01:00 PM : Hackathon Ends / Submissions due on hackathon.io.
  • 02:00 PM : Demos Begin / Demos only / No Slide Decks
    (If your demo doesn’t work, take us through the code of
    what you did and where you got stuck. It’s about showing what you’ve learned and not about pitching an idea)
  • 04:00PM: Winners are Announced / Prizathon!

Schedule subject to awesome changes. Stay Tuned!

Rules

We know some rules are meant to be broken, but you should probably stick by these:

  1. Fresh Code
    We all start coding at the same time. This is done to keep things fair. No one is allowed to come in and build on top of previous projects. It’s cool to work on designs beforehand, digital mockups, open source frameworks, and anything else available to everyone, but keep things within fair limits.
  2. Code Review
    Winning teams will be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning. This is to ensure that all code used is in fact fresh.
  3. Ownership and IP
    Teams have full ownership of everything they build at our events and are free to do with it as they wish.
  4. Team Size
    Teams of up to 5 humans are allowed. You can also add 1 cyborg, Furby, drone, or Sphero.
  5. Submissions
    Each hackathon has its individual hackathon.io page, which projects should be submitted on. Submissions take place after 24 hours of pure hacking.
  6. DEMO your Hack
    You must demo your hack in order to present. No slide-decks or Powerpoint will be allowed. Two minute presentation and one minute Q&A from Judges.

Have a damn good time!

FAQ’s

What should I build?

Let your gut guide you! We usually like to see projects that are innovative, and have the potential to improve or influence people’s lives. Try to build a hack that people can use, enjoy, and potentially scale. Most importantly, have fun with it and try to finish on time. We know you can only do so much in 24 hours, so it’s ok if your project is not perfect (yet).

Who can attend?

Anyone and everyone! Our attendees typically consist of junior developers looking to improve their skills, senior developers looking to expand their horizons, designers of all skill-sets, and serious entrepreneurs that can add value to teams. Bring your idea and let’s go!

If hackathon has sold out, we’ll allow in those with tickets first, and waitlisters IF there is still room.

How is the hackathon judged?

Let’s be honest, y’all can do better than Powerpoints. Which is why we rock with live DEMOS only! No exceptions. To win an AngelHack hackathon, you will have to demo your product for at least 30 seconds, but don’t worry if your project is still not 100% perfected. Projects will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Impact: How impactful will this solution be for it’s target audience? Is it scalable?
  • Creativity: How original is this solution?
  • Design: How well designed is this solution, from front end through to UI/UX?
  • Execution: How well executed is this solution from start to finish?

Last thing. In this day and age of #selfies and #squad photos, it’s likely that photos and/or video will be taken at the event. By entering the venue, you’re giving us the OK to snap photos and post to social media.

For more info, don’t hesitate to visit our website www.angelhack.com or hit us up at organizers@angelhack.com.

We’re excited to see you there!

– The AngelHack Team

Judges

Shahrooz-Chowdhury

Shahrooz Chowdhury

Chief Digital Officer at Guzman Y Gomez

Ross-Mallace

Ross Mallace

Head of Enterprise Architecture at Rubik

Ian-Gardiner

Ian Gardiner

Business Development – Start-up community at Amazon Web Services

Megan-Foster

Megan Foster

Director of Product Innovation at Optus

Ryan Liddle

Ryan Liddle

CEO at Suited and Founder of Think Different Anyday

colette

Colette Grgic

GM, Corporate Innovation at BlueChilli

Sharon-Lu

Sharon Lu

GM Tyro Fintech Hub

Ambassadors

Giovanni Ravone

Giovanni Ravone

Head of Innovation at Rubik

Sponsors

Rubik
BlueChilli
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Project-Inspire
Optus

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