Working in teams or individually, HackFest is for people with a mixture of skills including community members, entrepreneurs, developers, designers, digital media creators, artists, story tellers, researchers and open data enthusiasts, to hack - “take something and make it better” and create an outcome over an entire weekend.

OCTOBER 2017
Registrations open Online
FRIDAY, 24TH NOV
6.00PM Venue opens, light dinner, drinks & mingle The Hive
6.15PM Official opening & event housekeeping
7.00PM Ideation workshop
7.30PM Check in time for any Q&A
Competition commences
11.00PM Venue closes
SATURDAY, 25TH NOV
8.00AM Venue opens The Hive
Light breakfast & coffee
9.00AM Hardware, code & data sessions
12.00PM Registrations close
12.00PM Light lunch
6.00PM Light dinner
11.00PM Venue closes
SUNDAY, 26TH NOV
8.00AM Venue Opens The Hive
2.00PM Entry video should be finalised
3.00PM Competition closes
(no entries will be accepted after this time)
3.30PM Wrap-up drinks & entry presentation
4.00PM Venue Closes
WEDNESDAY, 29TH NOV
Awards Night

THIS IS A TENTATIVE SCHEDULE AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

FAQ

Who can participate?
Anyone. Although there are some conditions to be eligible for a prize. (refer to the Participants Guide)
What if I'm not very technical or experienced?
HackFest is for everyone. Participants usually team up with others. A strong team is made with a range of skills.
Does it cost anything to participate?
No. Entry is free.
Will there be free food?
Yes. Food & coffee will be provided throughout the event.
What do I need to bring?
Your laptop (or desktop pc), power cables, headphones, phone & charger. Wifi, desks & chairs will be provided. If you don't have access to a laptop but still want to participate please get in touch with the HackFest team at hackfest@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.
Do I need to stay the entire time?
No. Come and go during the venue opening hours as you like.
Can I participate remotely?
Yes. You can register online and participate remotely.

GET IN TOUCH

If you still have questions please get in touch with us at hackfest@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.