Engineering idEAthon

Do you have what it takes to solve this engineering challenge?

Calling all engineering students! Join this two-day hackathon and work as a team to solve a challenge facing our city.

With inspirational guest speakers, and mentors on hand to help you along the way, your team will have plenty of time for brainstorming before arriving at a creative solution. The theme of the hackathon this year is ‘Building inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable communities in our city’. Each participant will receive an information pack a week prior to the start of the event, with the problem reveal on day one. The event will culminate on day two, with each team taking the floor for 7 minutes to pitch their idea to a panel of expert judges.

This will be a fun exercise that challenges students to solve under pressure, work together and hone their presentation skills. There will also be plenty of catering provided throughout the 2 days, and a team first prize of $1000 and other cash prizes up for grabs.

Registration is a two step-process. Step 1: 

Hint: you can save money on the booking fee by registering as a team. You will need to allocate a team leader and share the email address and dietary requirements for all your team members.

Engineers Australia will allocate you to a team.

Step 2: Book tickets via the link on this page – each participant must have a ticket.

All attendees must attend both sessions. Open to all tertiary engineering students in Victoria. Register your team of three to five students, or sign-up as an individual to be assigned to a team. 

Registrations close midnight 26 April 2021 to confirm catering requirements. 

Sat 1 May 8.30am 8pm and Sun 2 May 8.30am 6pm

Melbourne Connect: Forum SpacesCorner of Grattan and Swanston Street, Carlton
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$5 + BF

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