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.

Thank you to everyone who joined us!
Congratulations to the winners, team Murdoch

Cash and Glory

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

Deep Industry Challenges

Large resource industry challenges to be opened. These will be supported data sets from industry 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

  • 19-21 May, 2017

    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 CORE Innovation Hub

    Unearthed will be held at CORE Innovation Hub: Perth’s premier co-working space for the resources sector.

  • Fully Catered

    Creativity. Ideas. Code. Fun.


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

1st Prize


+ Presentation at Austmine 2017 Conference

+ $3000 in AWS Credits

2nd Prize


+ $2000 in AWS Credits

Young Innovator Award


+ $1000 in AWS Credits

People’s Choice Award

Tech prizes

Who Should Participate?

Innovator tickets are for those who will be active participants in the hackathon event 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 Let’s get coding!

  • 8 am Doors Open & Breakfast
  • 12 pm Status Updates & Lunch
  • 6:30 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


John Boreham

John Boreham

Business Improvement Manager,

Newcrest Mining

Adam Stevens

Adam Stevens

Production Manager at Worsley Alumina,


Pia Turcinov

Pia Turcinov

Non-Executive Director,


Anton Kroger

Anton Kroger

Senior Principal – Natural Resources,

SAP Australia & New Zealand

Darren Lomman

Darren Lomman

Chief Executive Officer,


Keynote Speakers

Annaliese Battista

Annaliese Battista

Director Economic Development and Activation,

City of Perth

Phil Stephenson

Phil Stephenson

Executive General Manager – Gosowong, Telfer, and Bonikro, Newcrest Mining

David Wilson

David Wilson

VP Planning and Development, South32

Where to register?

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

Eventbrite - Unearthed Perth 2017

Unearthed Supporters


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?

Innovator 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…)