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UHack 2019 is from Friday 6 to Sunday 9 September this year

Join Us in 2019

Participate in the UHack Weekend, registrations opening soon

UHack is Tasmania's innovation hackathon competition - run for student and public innovators - by the University of Tasmania

There are great prizes on offer, UHack is open to students and the public, and will be run simultaneously in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie on the weekend of Friday 6 to Sunday 8 September, 2019.

Register a team, and work over the UHack weekend to develop a software application, a business model and a pitch video, which are reviewed by our panel of judges. What you develop is up to you – all we ask is you identify an opportunity or solve a problem or need that aligns with our research themes:

  • Environment, Resources and Sustainability
  • Creativity, Culture and Society
  • Better Health
  • Marine, Antarctic and Maritime
  • Data, Knowledge and Decisions

Check out the University research themes to get some background.

If you are looking for inspiration or an idea of the kind of projects proposed, you can see all the UHack submissions from last year's UHack on DevPost , or just search for UHack 2018. You can also see photos from last year's UHack here. Check uhacktas out on social media too.

UHack is not all about programming – it’s also about identifying problems and opportunities, developing a business model, and putting together a pitch video that summarises your project. This can be anything from a mock up to a working application, based on a device, the IoT, or the web.

We recommend your team is well rounded, with business as well as programming skills. Team sizes should be between 4 and 6 people.

Sponsor UHack

UHack is about engaging and building bridges between our students, our research, industry and the broader Tasmanian community.

If you’re looking to build your profile in Tasmania, increase your commercial networks and access to start up opportunities — and get the first look at Tasmania’s most talented future Digital Developers — then this event is for you.

You will have opportunities for:

  • Talent Spotting
  • Networking
  • Targeted Brand Exposure
  • Staff Development

UHack will be professionally marketed, and promoted in the media and through our industry partners TasICT and Startup Tasmania. Your brand will reach a wide audience, and will be aligned with a major and well respected institution, the University of Tasmania.

Through the event you will have access to highly motivated and innovative people vying for a place in the new Hubs. This presents a great opportunity for recruitment, product promotion, mentorship or even building commercial partnerships — through this event you will connect with a new generation of thinkers and entrepreneurs.

Our Premier sponsors will also have the opportunity to participate in the judging panel.

Enter a team

The competition is open to students and the public. You’ll need a well-rounded team – with business development, UX design and coding skills.

Team sizes will be limited to six people, and we recommend at least four people. Don’t have a team? We’ll be organising a meet-up event before the competition. Stay tuned for details.

Why should I enter?

I have business skills and I...

...can contribute business model development skills to a team, and would benefit from entering UHack by some getting app development experience.

I have programming skills and I...

...can contribute development skills to a team, and would benefit from entering UHack because I would get business planning and pitching experience.

I don't have any super skills but...

...being part of UHack will help develop my skills in a fun and exciting way!

Code of Conduct

UHack is committed to have a harassment-free experience for everyone involved in the hackathon. This is regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability and religion. All persons involved in UHack must adhere to the terms set in the Code of Conduct — including competitors, sponsors, press, volunteers and staff.

Read the Code of Conduct

Contact Us

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