Hackathons: From Idea to Prototype in a Weekend

Unearthed hackathon events are unique 54-hour long activities focused on the resources sector. Software developers, designers, and industry insiders will come together to develop prototype solutions to resources sector problems. Unearthed participants will have a chance to work on proprietary industry data as well as data from our government partners.

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What is a Hackathon?

Software developers, designers and industry insiders come together to develop prototype solutions to real-world resources sector problems in just a weekend.


Thousands of dollars of prizes and other awards will be up for grabs. Prizes provide initial reward to top teams, those who progress further open up future opportunities


Work with other top developers. Collaborate with subject matter experts and leaders from industry. Insights from the field will help you build a solution with real impact.

2017 Hackathon Program

Unearthed held events in three continents in 2016, connecting with a record number of innovators and entrepreneurs. Industry Partners included BHP Billiton, Woodside, Caterpillar, Newcrest, South32, Iluka Resources and De Beers. Local government support was received from the WA Department of State Development, South Australian Government and the NSW Department of Industry via METS NSW and its Knowledge Hubs. The international program set out by Unearthed provided a platform for which the global resources sector could interact with local entrepreneurs and innovators. It is via this platform that Unearthed continues to create opportunities for both the resources sector and the technology innovation community of startups, entrepreneurs and much more.

Who Should Participate?

Innovator tickets are for those who will be active participants in the innovation events. If you are a coder, data scientist, designer, engineer or have a passion for building new technology in the resource industry and are keen to get building, this is for you. If you are nontechnical we recommend coming along as an event observer or partnering up with technical individuals beforehand.


Want to come along to watch the magic as it happens? The prime time for observers will be Friday night during event kick off and Sunday evening for presentations and prizes.

Event Schedule
  • 5 pm Event Registration
  • 6 pm Welcome & Key Note Speakers
  • 7 pm Intros, Rules, Prizes & Launch
  • 7:30 pm Lets get coding!
  • 12 am Doors close for the evening

  • 8 am Doors Open & Breakfast
  • 12 pm 1 min Status Updates & Lunch
  • 2 pm Call for Industry Support
  • 7 pm Last Status Update & Dinner
  • 12 am Doors close for the evening

  • 8 am Doors Open & Breakfast
  • 12 pm All Teams to Receive Pitch Coaching
  • 2 pm Finalize Prototypes
  • 4 pm Submission Deadline for Projects
  • 5 pm Pitches Start!!
  • 7 pm Judging & Prize Awards
Please note that times vary at each Hackathon. Contact Unearthed for precise times.