Unearthed Hackathons are a unique 54-hour long event focused on the resources sector. Software developers, designers, and industry insiders will come together to develop prototype solutions to resources sector problems.
Unearthed Sydney will have a unique focus on solving Big Data challenges from the resources sector. This theme was identified as one of several disruptive technology waves that will impact the resources sector for many years to come.
19-21 August 2016
Congratulations to Team Data Cake, Winners of Unearthed Sydney 2016 Event Finished! View all the submissions
Cash and Glory
Did someone say prizes?! Thousands of dollars of cash prizes, credits, and other awards up for grabs.
Deep Industry Challenges
Over 5 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.
The top teams will compete to win cash, credits, and glory!
1st Prize: Data Cake
$2000 Cash + $3k AWS Credits & Support
2nd Place: Perry’s Fan Club & Goldmembers
Young Innovator Award
$1000 Cash: Team Beaver
People’s Choice Award: 10 Hour Flight
- 5 pm Event Registration
- 6 pm Welcome & Keynote Speakers
- 7 pm Intros, Rules, Prizes & Launch
- 7:30 pm Lets get coding!
- 8 am Doors Open & Breakfast
- 12 noon Status Updates & Lunch
- 2 pm Call for Industry Support
- 7 pm Last Status Update & Dinner
- 8 am Doors Open & Breakfast
- 2 pm Finalize Prototypes
- 4 pm Submit Projects
- 5 pm Presentations Start
- 7 pm Judging & Prize Awards
Chairman, Sydney Mining Club
Senior Manager, Collaborative Programs, NSW Dept of Industry
Investment Director, Blackbird Ventures
Manager, Technical Stewardship, South32
Manager – Performance, Surface & Assets Control; Cadia Valley Operations, Newcrest Mining
John Sidoti MP,
NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Transport, Roads, Industry, Resources and Energy.
Vice President, Planning & Development, South32
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 Sydney. If you don’t have a team then we’ll help you to form one at a prelaunch event and 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.
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!
When will the challenges be released? Can we start working earlier?
Challenges descriptions will be released the week before the event. All code, design and assets must be created during the Hackathon or be freely available to the public (open source).
Who owns what we make at the event?
All teams retain full ownership of what is created during the event. (*barring any prior agreements you might have with employers, universities, etc…)