You asked it for (did you really?) so here it is; a list of the hackathons in Melbourne. As I’ve said before, there’s so many of these things happening so here’s the ones in the awesome city of Melbourne.

If I’ve missed some important piece of info, or you want to advertise your hackathon, just get in touch – easy as that! For a full list of hackathons around Australia, check out #HackAus.

So… are you ready? Here’s the list of hackathons for 2019.

Global Legal Hackathon, 23-24 February

Running across the world this is your chance to hack out LegalTech ideas with students, business people, law professionals, and like minded individuals to change the legal landscape.
Grand Prize – chance to enter the global stage in New York
Location – Monash University
DetailsGlobal Legal Hack

UNIHACK, 16-17 March

This is the big one. UNIHACK is back again, and earlier this year. If you’re an enrolled student, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to build your portfolio – but tickets are already sold out! Catch me as a judge at this hackathon.
Location – Telstra Innovation Lab

Telstra Innovation Challenge, 18 March-1 June

We want to develop innovative IoT solutions for the Transport and Logistics industry, to improve the operational and field-staff experience and provide new value to the market.
Location – Telstra Innovation Lab
DetailsTelstra Labs

Sports Tech Cup, 30-31 March

Running as part of the Australia Sports Analytics Conference, this hackathon invites you all to hack on sports. Data sets will be available, and prizes are on offer. If you’re doing anything in sports or interested in sport, this is the hack for you.
Grand Prize – prizes packs from partners
Location – La Trobe Uni City Campus
DetailsSports Tech Cup

Open Innovation Competition, 13 April

Tap into the creativity and expertise of the community, and stimulate new ideas and effective solutions for the City of Melbourne. Only for Deakin Students.
Location – Deakin
DetailsDeakin Challenge

Give Backathon, 13 April

Build games together. This Game Jam uses gaming to inspire and tech Indigenous youth how to code.
Grand Prize – $1000 cash
Location – General Assembly Melbourne
DetailsGame Jam

Codebrew, 12-14 April

Codebrew is on again. This year, Codebrew is looking at smart cities. How can you make the number one most liveable city in the world even better?
Location – Melbourne University

MedHack: Enabled, 3-5 May

Run by Monash students, this hackathon brings students together at the intersection of design, engineering, healthcare and entrepreneurship in a 48 hour sprint to help reimagine the future of healthcare.
Location – The Goods Shed

Ignite Hackathon, 4 May

A six hour intense hackathon to unlock your potential and kickstart your idea. What are you waiting for?
Location – Uni Hill Conference Centre

Startup Weekend, 17-19 May

You know what it is! It’s time to start that idea you’ve always dreamed of! This hackathon is designed to take an idea from just an idea and make it a reality.
Grand Prize – tonnes of prizes to kick off your idea
Location – TBC
DetailsStartup Weekend Melbourne

TOM Makeathon, 24-26 May

Want to make a real difference? TOM calls innovators and makers to create and distribute affordable solutions to help people with disabilities. You’ll work with a ‘need-knower’ (someone with a disability) to build something to help them in their everyday life. It’s a life-changing experience, plus a great networking weekend.
Location – FAB9, DreamFactory
DetailsTikkun Olam Makers

GovHack, 6-8 September

GovHack is back! And all over Australia. There’s hacks running in pretty much every state, in multiple cities. Check the website for announcements, but lock in the date now!
Location – TBC

The list is short right now, but check back regularly for all the usual hackathons, including Random Hacks of Kindness, Codebrew, SheHacks, and more. And remember, if you have a hackathon that you want my involvement, or to advertise, just contact me.

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