Perth Hackathon

Unearthed hackathons are unique 54-hour long events focused on the energy and resources sector. Software developers, designers, and industry insiders will come together to develop prototype solutions to sector problems. Participants will have a chance to work on proprietary industry data and challenges.

Friday 8th – Sunday 10th April 2016
Congratulations to Fat Controller,
winners of Unearthed Perth 2016
View all prototypes

Cash and Glory

Did someone say prizes?! Thousands of dollars of cash prizes, credits, and other awards up for grabs.

Deep Industry Challenges

4 large resource industry challenges to be opened. These will be supported data sets from industry, government, and other sources. What will you build?

Experts on hand

Collaborate with subject matter experts from industry. Insights from the field will help you build a solution with real impact.

Event Details

  • 8-10 April, 2016

    Unearthed kicks off on Friday evening with an opening presentation, an introduction to the data and challenges, and drinks! Teams are hard at work well into the night on Saturday and most of Sunday. Sunday evening brings judging and the much-anticipated awards ceremony.

  • at Spacecubed

    Unearthed will be held at Spacecubed: Perth’s premier co-working space and hub of the thriving startup community.

  • Fully Catered

    Food. Drinks. Good times.


The top teams will compete to win cash, credits, and glory!

1st Prize


$3000 in AWS Credits,
3 months free access to
Cisco IoE Centre

2nd Prize


$2000 in AWS Credits

Young Innovator Award


$1000 in AWS Credits

CIIC Prize

Smart wearables watches for team members
Support from Cisco IoE Centre

Who Should Participate?

Developer tickets are for those who will be active participants in the innovation events. If you are a coder, designer, or data guru keen to get building, this is for you. If you are nontechnical we recommend coming along as an event observer.


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!

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

  • 8 am Doors Open & Breakfast
  • 2 pm Finalize Prototypes
  • 3:30 pm Submit Projects
  • 4 pm Presentations Start
  • 7 pm Judging & Prize Awards


Larry Lopez

Larry Lopez

Director – Accelerating Commercialiation

Dept. of Industry, Innovation & Science

Jeroen Buren

Jeroen Buren

Senior Vice President of Production


Steve Brameld

Steve Brameld

Vice President, Logistics


Miranda Taylor

Miranda Taylor

Chief Executive Officer

National Energy Resources Australia (NERA)

Andrew Hall

Andrew Hall

Director, Founder Institute &

Venture Partner, Stone Ridge Ventures

Keynotes Speakers

Bill Marmion

Bill Marmion, MLA

Minister for State Development and Finance

Brian Haggerty

Brian Haggerty

Vice President, Innovation Capability, Woodside

Lisa-M. Scaffidi

Lisa-M. Scaffidi

The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor

Mark Stickells

Mark Stickells

Director, Energy & Minerals Institute, University of WA

Where to register?

Grab your tickets fast – our last event quickly sold out!

Unearthed Perth 2015

Unearthed Supporters






Amazon Web Services
CRC Mining
University of WA

City of Perth


Interested in supporting Unearthed with Data or Sponsorship? Contact Us


Can I participate as an individual? I don’t have a team, but still wish to come along, can I do so?

We recommend that you work as a team at Unearthed Perth. If you don’t have a team then we’ll form one for you on the opening evening.

I won’t be able to make it for the full weekend, can I still come?

If you are unable to make one of the days/nights, that’s OK. Just let us know or let your team members know beforehand. If you haven’t formed a team yet and cannot make the Friday night, drop us an email and we’ll try to put you in a team so that you’re ready on Saturday.

What is the cost? And what does it involve?

Developer tickets are for the full weekend. This includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, multiple coffees and drinks all weekend!
Discounted tickets are available for students who wish to take part. Email for more information.

When will the challenges be released? Can we start working earlier?

Challenges Titles will be released the week before the event. All code, design and assets must be created during the Hackathon or be made freely available to the public.

Who owns what we make at the event?

You do.
All teams retain full ownership of what is created during the event. (*barring any prior agreements you might have with employers, universities, etc…)