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RMIT Students & Staff Collaborating to 

Solve Community Challenges 

What is a Hack-4-Good?

Hack-4-Good is a sprint style event which allows participants to collaborate intensively on solving challenges facing society. 

Learning from each other

RMIT students & staff will be actively collaborating in the creation, design, and pitch their digital solutions for a better world.

Networking and Mentoring Opportunities

Students and staff will get the unique opportunity to utilise their skills and collaborate in solving community based challenges that will have a positive impact in the world. 

Event Times

Participating Not-for-profits 

Berry Street helps children, young people and families recover from the effects of violence, abuse and neglect. Together you will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems.

Believing all lives are equal and no-one should live in poverty, Oxfam empowers communities to tackle poverty! Join them in finding practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive!

St Kilda Mums help ensure that all babies and children are happy, healthy and safe. You can share their vision of a future where we waste less, share more and care for every baby and child.

Whitelion’s vision is for all young people to have equal opportunities to succeed. Their purpose is to give young people the pride, courage and opportunities to change their lives.

Amaze is shaping a better future for autism through advocacy, campaigning and supporting autistic people. Help shape a better future for autism.

Our Partners

The Venue

Address

RMIT Activator Building 98 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053

The Activator 

 

About the event

The doors to building 98 will be open on Wednesday  from 8am till 6pm only. Attendees must make sure they are wearing their event lanyards at all times in order to access the building.  An emergency phone number will also be provided to attendees at the event.

FAQ’s

Who can participate in the hackathon?

The hackathon is open to all RMIT university students and staff in Australia. You must be an enrolled student or current RMIT employee to take part in the Hack-4-Good. RMIT reserves the rights to cancel your participation if you do not meet this criteria.

What are the challenge statements?

Amaze: How might we help support Amaze to better inform Autistic people to search for Autism friendly locations?All participants must register as individuals 

Berry Street: How can we support Berry Street in building a solution to increase digital safety in family violence situations?

Oxfam: How can we ignite the presence of Oxfam by creating an innovative, interactive digital solution that makes fundraising easy for the donor?

St Kilda Mums: How can we help support St Kilda Mums to be widely recognised as the go-to organisation for donations of nursery equipment and clothing, saving them from landfill?

Whitelion: How can we help support Whitelion in developing a digital gateway to increase engagement with their predominant target market – youth at risk?

How do you I form a team?

Teams will be allocated before the event and will be a mix of both students and staff to optimise collaborating and networking opportunities. Not-for-Profits will be counting on you, so if you have registered to participate and cannot make it on the day, please cancel our ticket so we can allocate it to somebody else. 

Can our team work on an existing project?

You can brainstorm or plan your ideas prior to the hack-4-good however you cannot start working on your idea before the event.

Full Terms and Conditions

Please ensure you have read our full terms and conditions before registering for the event. Click here for the full terms and conditions

What do I need to bring?

All participants must bring their own laptop devices, including their chargers and all necessary hardware and software.

Do I need to bring food?

We will provide morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and drinks.Participants are also welcome to bring their own snacks.

What are the prizes?
One team from each NFP group will win the opportunity to go to their head office to present their idea to their head office! 
That’s 5 winning teams!
Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to work on a digital solution that will benefit the community and create social change! (And receive a certificate for it.)
What is a fireside chat?
  • Your team will present in a more casual setting at your tables.
  • Your team will upload your idea onto Google Drive, and present your idea via a portable TV (3min + 2 min for Q&A) to the 3 teams within the NFP group (approx 30 people.)   
  • The minimum requirement is a powerpoint presentation. 
Who owns the IP of the projects?

Please see the Terms and Conditions for detailed information.

Sign up as a Volunteer!

Give back to the RMIT community, learn new skills and work within an amazing team!

All mentors/volunteers will receive:

– Catered meals

– Volunteer diploma

– Reference letter signed by Chief Information Officer (Paul Oppenheimer)

– Hack-a-Thon swag (of course!)

Come and join our students, colleagues and industry partners for the most creative and fun weekend you’ll have this year!

What RMIT is saying about the event:

When it comes to getting a good quality job, networking and personal projects are extremely important!

Short of internships, Hackathons, are one of the best ways to expand your network, meet employers and demonstrate your love for software development… all in one! Louis

RMIT Alumni

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