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APAC Virtual Hackathon

#DigitalDefence Hack

Awards Ceremony | 19:00 AET, 6 December
Finding innovative solutions to bolster APAC's digital security practices and capabilities

ENTER THE COMPETITION: Digital Security Hackathon

Select from THREE categories

The hackathon itself will be a 48 hour process from 20 November – 22 November, to ideate and deploy a solution under three categories. All submitted projects will need to incorporate or make a reference to least one dataset, article or infographic, that will be published closer to the date.

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Anomaly Detection

Anomaly detection is the process of identifying unexpected items or events in data sets, which differ from the norm. This process can help address problems such as strange bank account transactions, unusual fraud activity, and business risks.
Can you build a system to detect anomalies in a dataset?

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Deepfakes

Deepfakes are fake videos or audio recordings that look and sound just like the real thing. While still in its infancy, prevalence of this technology is increasingly used for identity impersonation and fraud. Can you build a detection and tracing tool to identify deepfakes?

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Cyber Security & Exploits

Cyber security hygiene can help stem the loss of data and business systems from hacking and exploits. Increasingly, poorly defended computer system vulnerabilities are taken advantage of by malware, ransomware and other exploits. <br>Can you build a cyber security hygiene or exploit mitigation application?

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PRE-EVENT: Vote on the Project Showcase​

Interested to see some amazing digital or cyber security projects showcased to the world? Voting for the global showcase submissions for the #DigitalDefence Showcase is now OPEN! All projects will go into the running to win awesome prizes (cash and in-kind from a pool of $15,000AUD) from our amazing partners.

 25 lucky voters will also score a data science book prize back worth of $250!

Introducing a new HACKERSPACE experience​

The new hackerspace is an all-in-one dashboard for competitors to easily access the required documents, videos, resources and team making function to compete.

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Userflow Checklist

A intuititive self-paced checklist walking you through the major processes in forming a team, ideating and submitting a successful solution.

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24/7 Resource Centre

A new collection of short videos, templates and resources to help you through the hackathon process, its challenges, and using the Slack space.

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Open Announcements

All key hackathon announcements open and available from DAY 1 with helpful summaries provided straight to your dashboard!

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Datasets & Technologies​

Score some FREE credits from our sponsor's cloud and development technologies: paired up with wicked recommended or self-sourced datasets.

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HackMaker's Slack Channel

A new and improved Slackbot experience with cleaner channels targetted to your region and organisations.

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Post Hack Guide

Want to take your hackathon solution to market? All participants will score A FREE post-hack guide which will outline potential pathways to commercial success.

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Workshops

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All event times are in Australian eastern standard time (AEST)

18/11 – Wednesday

from Oracle. How Oracle are supporting the event with experts and technology

with an overview of programs and certification – Steve Elbourn ITIC Systems

19/11 – Thursday

from Oracle. How Oracle are supporting the event with experts and technology

with an overview of programs and certification – Steve Elbourn ITIC Systems

20/11 – Friday

from Oracle. How Oracle are supporting the event with experts and technology

with an overview of programs and certification – Steve Elbourn ITIC Systems

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Community Partners

Challenge Judges & Speakers​

Digital security is not a one size fits all set up. There’s no one-stop shop or fixed formula that will solve everything. Cybercrime is continually evolving to disrupt security measures, so your business and methods of prevention should continually evolve as well. Prioritize security, hire the best people, and do not stop learning.

 

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Steve Nouri

Head of Data Science AI,

ACS

Organisations of all sizes and across all industries face a huge array of challenges around securing the critical data that underpins the way they operate. It’s key for these organisations to protect, open up, and to do more with data. Our goal is to support citizen data scientists, and bring together cloud technologies in creative and innovative ways to solve some of the key problems being faced.

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Cherie Ryan​

Vice President and Regional Managing Director, Oracle ANZ​

Organisations of all sizes and across all industries face a huge array of challenges around securing the critical data that underpins the way they operate. It’s key for these organisations to protect, open up, and to do more with data. Our goal is to support citizen data scientists, and bring together cloud technologies in creative and innovative ways to solve some of the key problems being faced.

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Ian Oppermann​

Chief Data Scientist, NSW Government​

Frequently Asked Questions

 I'm a recruiter looking for top tech talent! How can I get involved and discover ?

We will be opening up a special channel for recruiters to be able to meet individual competitors and finalist teams. Please find the attached pitch deck, and register your expression of interest in this form: 

https://forms.gle/SKiT2PZjUdfNePgi6

There are two phases to this hackathon. The first phase involves potentially showcasing your work and upvoting other awesome ideas that were developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Submissions will be due by 23:59, Friday 24 June, and be voted on both by the community and a panel of data science experts.

The second phase involves the hackathon. After you sign up you will be invited via email to our event online collaborative space.

The virtual hackathon begins 19:00 Friday, 24th July AEST  and concludes 19:00 Monday, 27th July.

This hackathon will be aimed at utilising data science and AI to gain meaningful and actionable insights as nations emerge from lockdowns and stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19. 

A hackathon (hack = solving a complex problem) (athon = marathon) is an intense sprint-style experience in which software developers, interface designers, technologists and product experts come together to rapidly develop software or hardware projects. 

Once you have registered, you will have access to our dashboard. The resources and Slack space will come online very soon, closer to the hackathon date!

HackMakers will organise, lead mentors, and mentors with hackathon experience will facilitate teams to maximise their experience. This includes helping match participants to team and skills, debug code, ideate, introduce to the resources and tools, and effectively present their solution.

Individuals discuss ideas, share their abilities and skills, then join an existing team or find people in the platform channels to build a new one. In previous event, some successful teams voting on their favourite challenge problem, generate potential solutions and tested these before picking the best option to take forward.

If you don’t have a team, mentors or organisers will be on hand to assist matching.

Most people don’t have an idea before they get to the event. But once you join the event, review the challenges and start talking to other people, you might come up with something. You can also work with somebody else on their idea if you like it.

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Let's Emerge Stronger

Helping society emerge stronger from a post COVID-19 world, using AI and Data Science technologies
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