Perth 2018

Celebrating our community

Unearthed Perth this year marks the fifth anniversay since its inaugural event in 2014. The 54 hour open innovation hackathon event will feature real data and challenges from BHP Nickel West, and see developers, engineers, data scientists, entrepreneurs and startups come together to build a prototype solution over the course of a weekend. The top teams will be awarded cash prizes, credits and future development opportunities. All teams own 100% of the IP they generate at #UnearthedPerth.

Thanks to every who joined us and CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNERS: STEEL BALLERS!
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Community Events

23 March, 5pm-7pm – Community Night @ CORE
26 March, 8am-10am – UWA x Unearthed Breakfast @ UWA Watersports Complex
4 April, 5pm-7pm – Bootcamp 1: Intro to AWS @ CORE
5 April, 5pm-7pm – Bootcamp 2: Info Session + Implementation @ CORE

13-15 April – Unearthed Perth 2018 (Hackathon)

Unearthed will also be making visits to universities such as Curtin, ECU and Murdoch. More details will be shared on Unearthed social channels so stay tuned!

Unearthed Perth (Hackathon)
Cash, Glory & Opportunities

Thousands of dollars of cash prizes, credits, future opportunities and other awards on offer to the top 3 teams! Yes that’s right – the top 3 teams will all receive prizes!

Real Industry Challenges

Real industry challenges and data sets plus access to insights from the field, from those driving the operations.

Proving Ground for Innovators

Whether you’re one year into programming or CTO of a startup, the Unearthed hackathon opens industry data which provides a platform to test current or develop new solutions.

Event Details

  • 13-15 April, 2018

    Unearthed kicks off on Friday evening with an opening presentation, an introduction to the data and challenges, and a coding kickoff! Teams are hard at work well into the night on Friday & Saturday & most of Sunday. Sunday evening brings judging and the awards presentation.

  • CORE

    #UnearthedPerth will take place at CORE, located in the heart of the Perth CBD.

  • Fully Catered

    Great food and coffee + Lots of data and creative thinking = good times!


1st Prize

AUD $2500 + AWS credits + Nickel West site visit

2nd Prize

AUD $1500 + AWS credits

Young Innovator Award

AUD $1000 + AWS credits

People’s Choice Award

Tech prizes

Who Should Participate?
Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Change Makers

Innovator tickets are for those who will be active participants in the event. If you are a coder, programmer, designer, or data guru keen to get building, this is for you. If you are nontechnical we recommend finding a team ahead of time so as to pair skills.

Challenge 1: Smooth Operator

Preventing shutdowns from solid scale buildup in pipes

Challenge 2: Strong and Steady

Using lab analysis for regulating leach recovery

Challenge 3: Find the Leak

Detect where air is entering the smelter offgas train

Challenge 4: Grindin’ at the Mill

Investigating bottleneck in grinding circuit

Hackathon Schedule
  • 5 pm Event Registration
  • 6 pm Launch! Welcomes & Key Note Speakers
  • 6:45pm Challenge intros from mentors
  • 7 pm Team Forming and data distribution
  • 7:30pm Lets get coding!
  • 12 am Doors close

  • 8 am Doors Open & Breakfast
  • 10 am Catch up with the Mentors
  • 12 pm 1 min status Updates & Lunch
  • 6 pm Fireside chat (Tom Zorde, Founder & Board Chair, Perth IoT network) & dinner
  • 12 am Doors close

  • 8 am Doors Open & Breakfast
  • 12 pm Pitch Practise!
  • 3:30 pm Submit on Unearthed Portal
  • 4 pm Presentations Start
  • 8 pm Judging & Prize Awards
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