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Hackamon 2018

Ideate. Innovate. Create.

What the hack?

Deconstruct a problem. Hack a solution. Build a better Monash.

HackaMon is a Monash sprint-like event that allows you to design and showcase your ideas and creative solutions to the University.

Whether you're hacking a secure network, timetable swaps like SwapMe, or even hacking gender equality - the process is the same.

Join as an individual or form a team to help:

  • identify a problem
  • ideate a vision
  • innovate the process
  • create a solution.

Highlights from this year's HackaMon

2018 Winners

Community stream: Work Like a Girl

This year, the winners of the Community Stream proposed a multi-faceted strategy to tackle the pay gap for Monash graduates.

Through educational workshops, online resources and mentoring, ‘Work like a Girl’ aims to increase the negotiation skills of young women, securing fairer employment terms to set them up for a lifetime of success. This solution has gained significant accolades from the Office of the Vice Provost, who intend to take this initiative to the next stage.

General stream: Smart Attend

Winners of the general stream tackled a big issue too - sustainability.

‘Smart Attend’ is an app that uses facial verification and geolocation to accurately record student attendance. This simple and clever approach leverages the ubiquitous selfie to save thousands of trees per year by negating the humble class list. Attuned to Monash’s Smart University Strategy, this solution also has an infinite number of possible spin-offs.

Hack tips

We've put together some useful hack tips from what you need to bring, joining teams, where to park and everything in between.

    • Who can attend

      All Monash University students, alumni and staff are invited to participate.

    • Parking and transport

      Parking is at your own cost.

      The closest public car park to the venue is located at 330 Collins Street, Melbourne (Secure Parking).

      Shuttle bus to/from campus

      Saturday
      8am: Robert Blackwood Hall, Clayton campus
      8.25am: Building H, Caulfield campus
      8pm: 271 Collins Street

      Sunday
      8am: Robert Blackwood Hall, Clayton campus
      6pm: 271 Collins St

    • What to bring

      Your laptop, ID and whatever else you need to hack.

      We'll provide food and coffee.

    • Don't have a team?

      If you don't have a team you can still attend. Come along to our pre-event mixer and we'll help you find a team.

      You'll also meet other hackers and learn some neat hacking skills.

    • Don't have a technical background?

      You don't need to have a technical background to join HackaMon.

      The Community Stream is ideal if you're new to this or if you're not that technical.

    • Attendance

      If you can't attend both days, don't worry!

      We'll find you a team (or perhaps you have one) that you can help out on either of the days.

    • What’s in it for you

      You get to build your network, learn new skills, have fun and win prizes!

    • What's in it for me?

      You'll get to win amazing prizes. Winners will walk away with a Google Home mini and a VIP tour of the new Melbourne Google office.

    Contact us

    Contact us

    Our HackaMon team is always here to help answer any questions you may have.

    EmailHackamon@monash.edu
    Call: 99 020 532