[ProgSoc] HackaGong - 20 - 21 July - University of Wollongong

Leefe 3trk at progsoc.org
Tue Jul 9 07:17:03 EST 2013


Hi Progsoc people,

Just noticed a competition on at the University of Wollongong, 20 - 21 July.
The idea is to see what program you team can hack up in 2 days.

There are 2 weeks until the competition. Progsoc might like to put together a team of people to enter.

http://hackagong.com/hackathon/

They will also have a 3D printing competition

Intro about Hackagong

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Hackagong is an epic annual hackathon competition held in Wollongong where small teams of makers get together over a weekend with an idea or problem to solve, and build a technology-driven product or service prototype, in 30 hours.

The hackathon is open to all at any skill level, with successful teams typically consisting of a mix of people with skills in design, programming, business, marketing, engineering, entrepreneurship and many others. Teams typically build small website or mobile app prototypes that either solve a particular problem or are just simply cool like this one. Last year’s overall winning team, Giftling, has gone on to create a successful startup.

At the end of the weekend, teams present and demo their prototypes to notable judges who award prizes across the various categories. This year we’re also holding a sister event in partnership with the Illawarra Digital Expo on Wednesday July 24, 2013 which we’re calling “Demo Day” where all Hackagong teams can exhibit their solutions to the public alongside other innovative startups and researchers.

While the category prize winners will be determined and announced on the weekend, the overall winner will be decided via a pitching session at Demo Day. The top 10 Hackagong teams will be chosen and invited to pitch their idea to a group of the public, investors and judges at Demo Day.

The event is incredibly fun and energetic, and is a great way to meet other like-minded and skilled people spending a weekend building cool shit.

Other reasons why Hackagong is awesome:
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Leefe
ProgSoc Alumni Rep 2013
http://www.progsoc.org/~3trk/




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