Do I need to live in Perth to attend? – No, participation is possible from anywhere around the world. All key events will be live streamed and recorded and you can communicate with your team through Slack. You can book in time with the mentors via video conference.
Where can I find details about the challenges? – The challenges will be announced during the info session on Monday 12 June. As a development platform we will provide everyone with a Raspberry Pi and some extra spending money for additional hardware.
How will the teams be formed? – Updated: Teams will be formed on the opening weekend. You can also join as a pre-formed team.
How do I receive the money for hardware? – Payments will be exclusively made through PayPal, so please make sure you have an existing account. We will ask successful applicants to submit their PayPal details. Participants in Perth will receive a Raspberry Pi Zero W kit and $AU 60 for additional hardware. Remote participants will receive $AU 100 to order the kit and hardware directly.
Why do I need to apply? – Participation numbers are strictly limited and we will therefore have to select the best candidates based on the applications.
How are the top innovators selected, what does paid engagement mean and how many will be selected? – Multiple criteria will be used to pick the top innovators. The quality of the final prototype will only form one part of it. Paid engagement means a contract for a fixed period (details on conditions will be announced shortly and may vary based on your location). The total number of innovators entering into a paid engagement will depend on the candidate profiles and is not fixed. The decisions are made by Digital Tribes partner BHP and are final.
If you have any questions, please contact us directly.