Quicken the digital pulse and connectivity of Lake Macquarie in our transport hackathon
Around 25,000 more people are expected to call Lake Macquarie home over the next 20 years, taking the City’s population to around a quarter of a million people. The City is part of the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia, which has the largest share of both regional population and regional employment and is located in the State’s fastest growing corridor – from the northern edge of Sydney to Newcastle. The projected population along this corridor is estimated to be 1.1 million by 2036. The State Government has prepared a regional plan for the Hunter and a Future Transport Technology Roadmap for New South Wales. Meanwhile, Lake Macquarie City Council is currently preparing its City Plan to 2050. Your ideas from Lake Mac Hack can help tackle the region’s current and future transport challenges.
LakeMacHack is designed to activate digital innovation and business venture skills across the Lake Macquarie community. Talented local teams will double down on key local transport challenges that need some applied thinking, innovation skills and fresh approaches. Event challenge topics of Transport + Connectivity in Land, Sea+ Air will focus the efforts of local Hackers, Hustlers and Hipsters in our upcoming 54hr Hackathon challenge on 2-4June2017.
It will be an immersive event for all involved, with a 54hr timeframe providing a compressed challenge to deliver first generation concepts and prototypes in a deep-dive learning experience that balances teamwork, time management, business-savvy and digital collaboration skills to create new possibilities for our region.
Participants: Individuals must be 18yrs of age or older, Team entries may consist of organisations for up to a maximum of 6 people (teams need to be between 2-5people max). Student entries will be required to verify student IDs and be currently enrolled to be eligible for student tickets.
Open to Australian Residents. We will be seeking a broad mix of Businesses/Innovators, Developers, UX and Design skills to ensure optimium team compositions and to allow for remote team interactions. Tag a friend if you think they should be aware and involved.
Submission Requirements will be announced on the evening of 2Jun2017 at 730pm.
As a guideline, we will be looking for evidence of:
- Market assessment
- Need targeted
- Market validation
- Proof of concept (wireframes/sketches/screen flow) and/or working prototype
- Evidence of collaboration activity within the team
- API or Framework + DataSet leverage
How to enter
You'll need to grab a ticket from our Eventbrite site at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lakemachack-tickets-33645472514