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Intro


NEW FUTURES HACKATHON FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE

10 - 11 MAY, 2019

New Space, Hunter St, Newcastle NSW Australia

New Futures Hackathon for Disaster Resilience will bring together multidisciplinary minds to explore the solutions around identification of disasters and mitigating risk to build a sustainable world.

Meet new people, be exposed to fresh ideas, learn new skills and build creative, original work.

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Intro


NEW FUTURES HACKATHON FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE

10 - 11 MAY, 2019

New Space, Hunter St, Newcastle NSW Australia

New Futures Hackathon for Disaster Resilience will bring together multidisciplinary minds to explore the solutions around identification of disasters and mitigating risk to build a sustainable world.

Meet new people, be exposed to fresh ideas, learn new skills and build creative, original work.

HACKATHON FINALISTS

 

BEST TECH SOLUTION

DISASTER MASTER

DISASTER MASTER

Disaster Master is a mobile based app that encompasses mini games based on real disaster situations. The game informs users on how to prevent, prepare, respond and recover from a disaster through a fun engaging approach. The game also includes opportunities to progress, join local teams and compete with others. In addition, this tool has the potential to strengthen the sense of community through inter-district competitions.

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RUNNER UP TECH SOLUTION

U-HELP

U-HELP

U-Help is a platform designed to allow donors to easily support those in need affected by disasters by accessing our online web application. By utilising Blockchain technology, the process of donating to a charity becomes more transparent, with every transaction able to be viewed and tracked as a ledger. Donors can be assured that their money is being used to make a positive impact in helping people re-build their lives following the devastation of natural disasters.

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RISING STAR AWARD

COMMUNITY POWER

COMMUNITY POWER

Community Power coordinate wind energy with other energy sources that are vulnerable in their own ways (solar panel may crack/shattered, batteries run out quick, diesel generators need fuel and fuel is difficult to transport and store), and via the information sharing technology, utilise wind power to improve the communities’ disaster resilience ability. On the platform we are creating, the community gets help and also has the opportunity to help.

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WHAT IT’S LIKE TO TAKE PART

 
 
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How the hackathon works


HOW THE HACKATHON WORKS

Build your team Register your team (5 members max) in advance or join a team on registration day (10 May). Multidisciplinary teams that have wide-ranging experience are highly regarded.

Develop a solution Use your team's expertise in IT, engineering, design, technology and/or health to solve real problems and build cool stuff with awesome people.

Compete The Best Tech Solution will receive $3,000 and a 3-month residency at I2N Hub Hunter Street with specialist mentorship valued at $4,600. The Runner-Up Tech Solution will receive $2,000. The Rising Star Award will acknowledge a standout team with a $500 reward.

How the hackathon works


HOW THE HACKATHON WORKS

Build your team Register your team (5 members max) in advance or join a team on registration day (10 May). Multidisciplinary teams that have wide-ranging experience are highly regarded.

Develop a solution Use your team's expertise in IT, engineering, design, technology and/or health to solve real problems and build cool stuff with awesome people.

Compete The Best Tech Solution will receive $3,000 and a 3-month residency at I2N Hub Hunter Street with specialist mentorship valued at $4,600. The Runner-Up Tech Solution will receive $2,000. The Rising Star Award will acknowledge a standout team with a $500 reward.

SPONSORS

 
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SUPPORTERS

 
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Why disaster management


WHY DISASTER RESILIENCE?

Disasters often follow natural hazards and their severity depends on how much impact a hazard has on society and the environment.

The scale impact in turn depends on the choices we make for our lives and for our environment. These choices relate to how we grow our food, where and how we build our homes, what kind of government we have, how our financial system works and even what we teach in schools. Each decision and action makes us more vulnerable to disasters - or more resilient to them.

Disaster resilience is the concept and practice of reducing risks through systematic efforts to analyse and reduce the causal factors of disasters. Whether natural or societal, disasters are severe and our global community’s need for resilience can lead the world to act on this global issue.

DISASTER RESILIENCE CHALLENGES

- Enhancing city and community resilience frameworks (improving city and community preparedness)

- Reducing critical infrastructure disruptions

- Improving information management and sharing

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Why disaster management


WHY DISASTER RESILIENCE?

Disasters often follow natural hazards and their severity depends on how much impact a hazard has on society and the environment.

The scale impact in turn depends on the choices we make for our lives and for our environment. These choices relate to how we grow our food, where and how we build our homes, what kind of government we have, how our financial system works and even what we teach in schools. Each decision and action makes us more vulnerable to disasters - or more resilient to them.

Disaster resilience is the concept and practice of reducing risks through systematic efforts to analyse and reduce the causal factors of disasters. Whether natural or societal, disasters are severe and our global community’s need for resilience can lead the world to act on this global issue.

DISASTER RESILIENCE CHALLENGES

- Enhancing city and community resilience frameworks (improving city and community preparedness)

- Reducing critical infrastructure disruptions

- Improving information management and sharing

LEARN MORE

 

FRIDAY 10 MAY SCHEDULE

5:30PM - REGISTRATION

6:15PM - DISASTER RESILIENCE PANEL

6:30PM - EVENT INFO

7:00PM - DINNER

8:00PM - TEAM PITCHES AND FORMATION

9:00PM - WTF is DevPost and Slack Workshop

11:00PM - REGISTRATION & VENUE CLOSES

SATURDAY 11 MAY SCHEDULE

7:00AM - VENUE OPENS & HACK RE-COMMENCES

8:00AM - BREAKFAST

1:00PM - LUNCH

4:00PM - HACK CLOSES

5:00PM - PITCHES COMMENCE

6:00PM - DINNER

7:00PM - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

8:00PM - EVENT CLOSE

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Domain experts & mentors


Domain experts & mentors


DOMAIN EXPERTS & MENTORS

HACKATHON JUDGES

HACKATHON REPRESENTATIVES