Make something awesome in 30 hours. Win over $100,000 in prizes & giveaways!

The outline for the weekend is as follows:

Saturday

  • 10:00am - Hackagong welcome and openings
  • 10:30am - Hackagong 2014 begins!
  • 12:30pm - Lunch
  • 5:00pm - URAC closes, if you want to shower, go well before 5PM.
  • 6:30pm - Dinner
  • 10:00pm - Doors close, stay overnight. You will need a team member to let you back in.

Sunday

  • 8:00am - Doors re-open
  • 8:30am - Breakfast
  • 9:00am - URAC re-opens, if you stayed overnight, go shower.
  • 12:00pm - Lunch
  • 12:30pm - Judges are unleashed for Top 10
  • 1:30pm - Judges begin judging for category prizes
  • 3:00pm - Submit your video and survey to Hackagongers.com (here!)
  • 4:00pm - Judging finishes!
  • 4:30pm - Time is up! Top 10 teams announced
  • 5:00pm - Top 10 teams pitch on stage
  • 7:00pm - Final awards and winners announced

Check your runsheet for more detailed information or the website.

View full rules

Prizes

$59,700 in prizes

Overall Winner Hackagong 2014

$5000 cash thanks to WiseTech Global + $24,000 hosting credit + $4000 coworking desks + $3000 coding courses + $2500 accounting services + $2000 online legal services + $2000 business advice + mentoring

Thanks to WiseTech Global, Rackspace, CornerTable, CoderFactory, Hillross Shellharbour, LawPath, Spoon Creative Agency

People's Choice

$2000 cash thanks to ScriptRock and Braintree

Most Innovative 3D Print

Me2 3D printer + Filament Pack thanks to Me3D and Mad Mat 3D Printing

Most Creative 3D Print

Me2 3D printer + Filament Pack thanks to Me3D and Mad Mat 3D Printing

Best Data Visualisation

$1000 cash thanks to ScriptRock

Best Braintree/PayPal Integration

Internet of Things HackPack thanks to Braintree

Best Use Of Scala/Play/Akka

$2000 cash thanks to Typesafe

Pioneering The Future With Meta

Meta 1 Developer Kit thanks to Meta

Best Indie Game

12 Month Unity Pro licenses by Unity

Best IoT Device Hack

Nokia Smartphones + Spark Core Maker Kits thanks to Microsoft and Spark.io

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Must have purchased a ticket at hackagong.com
  • Remote team members are allowed but not encouraged. All participants must purchase Hackagong tickets and you must have 50% of your team phyiscally present on the weekend.
  • All ages are welcome but participants under 16 must have a parent/guardian present or written permission.

Requirements

When submitting your project for judging, we have a few small rules for you to follow:

  • You must upload 3 minute (max) screencast or product demo video to YouTube (or similar service)
  • The video must be no-frills and silent/muted representation of your project
  • You will then submit the video to your teams ChallengePost page
  • If your team is in the Top 10, the video will be played in the background while you pitch your project
  • You will not be eligible for a prize if your video has not been uploaded

How to enter

  1. Purchase a ticket at hackagong.com
  2. Create an account here on ChallengePost
  3. Create a team here on ChallengePost

Judges

Brett Shearer

Brett Shearer
Chief Architect / WiseTech Global

Alan Sharp-Paul

Alan Sharp-Paul
Co-Founder & Co-CEO / ScriptRock

Steven Cooper

Steven Cooper
Developer Advocate / Braintree

Christopher Hunt

Christopher Hunt
Senior Engineer / Typesafe

Brennan Hatton

Brennan Hatton
Pioneers Technical Coordinator / Meta

Matt Connelly

Matt Connelly
Co-Founder / Me3D

Fletcher Thompson

Fletcher Thompson
Co-Founder / Me3D

Mathew Danic

Mathew Danic
Founder / Mad Mat 3D Printing

Ben Roberts

Ben Roberts
Founder / ModFab

Luke McAven

Luke McAven
Lecturer / UOW EIS

Emma Barber

Emma Barber
Project Manager / Internetrix

Jacinta Cali

Jacinta Cali
Director of Website Projects / Internetrix

Jason Harris

Jason Harris
Director / Selera

Nathan Harper

Nathan Harper
Founder / BeerMogul Games

Stuart Barber

Stuart Barber
Hillross

Beau Lidden

Beau Lidden
Frontend Developer / Deloitte Digital

Stuart Heriot

Stuart Heriot
Product Solutions Architect / GBST

Judging Criteria

  • Market Need
  • Scalability
  • Innovation
  • Design
  • Execution