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ABOUT THE COMPETITION

UNESCO, UNEP, and Hackmakers are proud to celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Day as part of the United Nations initiative. This hackathon is dedicated to collaborating with, and encouraging people to creatively use their skills in generating new ideas and solutions for health & wellbeing, economic growth, decent work and quality education.

Check out details of the relevant UN Development Goals below.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!

Winner : Team Berkeley Data Science

Finalist : Team Sign Hand

Finalist : Team Swasthya

Honourable Mention : Team Edu-FX

Honourable Mention : Team PlatoLearn

Honourable Mention : Team Medicall

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CHALLENGE CATEGORIES

PREPARE TO DEVELOP YOUR SOLUTION

The challenge statements for each category will be released in the Opening Ceremony: held at 17:00 IST/ 19:30 SGT / 21:30 AEST, Friday 16 April!  Submissions will need to be in video format with accompanying codebase and optional documentation. Solutions will be judged along the criteria of consistency, originality, social value, quality/design and commercialisation opportunity

We have left some challenge clues for a headstart! Hover over each card to view the challenge category background.

UN Development Goal #3: Health & Wellbeing

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being at all ages.The targets  cover and focus on various aspects of healthy life and healthy lifestyle. It aims to achieve universal health coverage, that seeks equitable access of healthcare services to all men and women. Solutions may include health apps, dashboards and monitoring technologies.

UN Development Goal #4: Quality Education

To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. This goal aims to provide children and young people with quality and easily accessible education plus other learning opportunities, with one of the targets is to achieve universal literacy and numeracy.

UN Development Goal #8: Decent Work & Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. This goal aims at ensuring the economic sector of every country provides the necessary need for its citizen to have a good life irrespective of their background, race, culture or other extraneous circumstances.

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT FOR THE  GLOBAL SHOWCASE

Not available during the #WID weekend, or already have a working solution or previous hackathon project? No worries! We will be accepting completed and previous hackathon projects into the World Innovation Day Global Showcase Competition, from March 15 to June 15.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & CHALLENGE JUDGES

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Vik Pant

Chief Scientist & Chief Science Advisor, Natural Resources Canada

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Kumar Parakala

President, GHD Digital

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Guillermo Ruiz

Global Head of Developer Relations, Oracle

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Ian Oppermann

Chief Data Scientist, NSW Government

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Sasha Rubel

Program Specialist, Digital Innovation and Transformation, UNESCO

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Laetitia Cailleteau

Managing Director | DATA & AI Europe Lead Accenture

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Jason Blackman

Chief Information Officer,

Carsales

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Philip Dalidakis

Non-executive Director, Center for Asia Pacific Strategy

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David Thodey

Chairperson,
CSIRO, Tyro and XERO

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Liz Forsyth

Global Infrastructure Lead: Infra, Government and Healthcare, KPMG

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David Jensen

Coordinator, UNEP Digital Transformation Task Force

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Steve Nouri

Head of Data Science & AI, Australian Computer Society

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Pascal Bornet

Chief Data Officer,
Aera Technology

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Ashok Pamidi

CEO,

NASSCOM Foundation

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Vanessa C Mazzei

National President - Young Professionals at UNAA

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Keith Strier

Vice-President, Worldwide AI Initiatives, NVIDIA Corporation

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Anand Rao

Executive Vice President, Digital Economy Promotion Agency 

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Penny R. Collins

President & CEO, Women in Technology (WIT)

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Tim Watts

Shadow Assistant Minister for Communications Australian Parliament House

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Sami Yalavac

Chief Information Officer, BUPA Australia & New Zealand

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Ayumi Aoki

Founder & CEO, Women in Tech

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Richard McLain

Chief Executive Officer,

INE

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Cherie Ryan

Vice President & Managing Director, Oracle Australia New Zealand

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Christopher G. Chelliah

Senior Vice-President, Oracle JAPAC

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Saeed Tasbihsazan

Chief Technology Officer, Strategic Accounts, Telstra

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Adrian Turner

CEO, Minderoo Wildfire and Disaster Resilience

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Carlos Pignataro

Chief Technology Officer,
CX, CISCO

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Rasha Hasaneen

Vice President,

Trane Technologies 

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Scott Cederbaum

Chief Marketing Officer,

INE

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ITINERARY AND WORKSHOPS

We have an exciting lineup of workshops scheduled for this event. Sessions are being updated as we get closer to the Opening Ceremony, so stay tuned!

  • What happens after I register?
    ​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!​
  • What is this hackathon about?
    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.
  • What support is available during the event?
    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.
  • Rules & Guidelines
    This document will explain the eligibility, assessment crtieria, submission types and inventor ownership rights of this hackathon.
  • How do I generate an idea?
    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.​
  • How are teams formed?
    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.
  • Thursday, April 15
    19:00 AEST - Hackmakers Participant Inductions This session is an introduction to participants to effectively compete in a Hackmakers hackathon. We will go through the roles and expectations, time commitment, Slack software and other tips for reaching out and assisting teams. These documents are advised to be reviewed prior to this session, with a apportioned time Q and A. Itinerary of the event Mentor video overview Rules and hackathon processes Using Slack Mentor user guide Team charter guide Judge's Guide Our team look forward to catching up with all the registered participants. 20:00 AEST - Hackmakers Mentor Inductions This session is an introduction to mentors to effectively compete in a Hackmakers hackathon. We will go through the roles and expectations, time commitment, Slack software and other tips for reaching out and assisting teams. These documents are advised to be reviewed prior to this session, followed by Q and A. Itinerary of the event Mentor video overview Rules and hackathon processes Using Slack Mentor user guide Team charter guide Judge's Guide Our team look forward to catching up with all the registered mentors. 21:00 AEST - Storytelling and Pitching The difference between a good solution and great solution could be as simple as how you convey your story in your pitch. Learn about the art of storytelling and pitching at this QUT BANDS session. 21:30 AEST - Soft skills in IT Tech skills in IT are important. As businesses mature in their use of digital, soft skills in IT are more relevant and critical. Learn about these softer skills in this QUT BANDS session.
  • Monday, April 12
    21:00 AEST - Group Mentoring with Peter Laurie There are definite challenges in working this in kind of environment. Learn ways to get the best experience out of this event. This is a MUST for everyone participating as you can always learn something new. This is a live only session.
  • Tuesday, April 13
    20:00 AEST - Best Practices for Learning and Teaching Python Presented by: Santiago Basulto (INE) Description: Python has become the standard language in IT: CyberSecurity, Data Science, Networking and Systems Programming all depend on Python to work. In this workshop, we’ll explore the current state of the industry and how Python plays a fundamental role in it, and how training companies including INE are learning and teaching it effectively. 21:00 AEST -Discovering insights with Oracle Cloud There are different methods to discover insights - from ML to visualisation. Learn about how to discover these insights with Oracle Cloud with Saurabh Gupta (Oracle ACE). The discussion will also include "Even though we have these insights, should we?" 21:30 AEST - How to make an impact How do you make an impact? How do we know that what we build is impactful? How do we know the impact we make is a good one? Learn more about making an impact in this session with UQ Ventures.
  • Friday, 16 April
    21:30 AEST- Opening Ceremony The largest ever World Innovation Day hackathon will commence at 21:30 AEDT! Join thousands of hackers, hundreds of mentors and the largest suite of sponsoring tech companies in the world for the #WorldInnovationDay Hack of 2021. 22:30 AEST - Speed Meet & Greet Session This will be the first of two speed meet and greet sessions run by Hackmakers, to organise participants into teams, and for mentors to meet teams. The agenda is as follows: Hackmakers Introductions Team Charter Guide Participant and Mentor introductions Breakout Rooms Q and A Conclusion
  • Wednesday, April 14
    19:00 AEST - Coming up with your hackathon idea The first step in a hackathon is to come up with the idea you are going to work on. This is often easier said than done. with some teams not being able to finalise their idea until the last day of the hackathon, leaving them little time to work on other things. Find out what are the key thing to consider in an idea, and also how best to validate and ensure the idea works. 21:00 AEST - Using Open-Source on Oracle Cloud Learning technology normally starts with what is free or Open-Source. Learn about using Open-Source Software on Oracle Cloud and see how you can start learning. 21:30 AEST - Execute faster with Autonomous Database Installing different tech stack for different datastores takes time. Learn about the ways that you can use Autonomous Database for different use-cases like low-code, graph, ML, JSON, REST-APIs and spatial.
  • How are teams formed?
    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.
  • What happens after I register?
    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!
  • What are the times and dates?
    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.
  • What support is available during the event?
    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.
  • What is this hackathon about?
    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.
  • How do I generate an idea?
    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.
  • 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
  • Thursday, 3rd June
    6pm: #Smartcities Hack Participant Induction Presented by: Daniel Thomas (Hackmakers). This session is an introduction to participants to effectively compete in a Hackmakers hackathon. We will go through the roles and expectations, time commitment, Slack software and other tips for reaching out and assisting teams. These documents are advised to be reviewed prior to this session, followed by Q and A. Itinerary of the induction Participant video overview Using Slack Participant user guide Software Guide 7pm: #SmartCities Hack Mentor Induction Presented by: Janson Lim (Hackmakers). This session is an introduction to mentors to effectively compete in a Hackmakers hackathon. We will go through the roles and expectations, time commitment, Slack software and other tips for reaching out and assisting teams. These documents are advised to be reviewed prior to this session, followed by Q and A.
  • Monday, 31st May
    5pm: In Conversation with Tarun on What Data Management in Cloud meant for Smart Cities As Mega Cities tackle the urbanization challenge, the need to use Data effectively to make decisions becomes supremely important. In this conversation, we will explore how Oracle's data management platform in the cloud can help analyze Data at Speed to create Smart Cities and citizen centric solutions 6pm: Build Mobile and Progressive Web Apps using Low Code PWA or Progressive Web Applications have been there for some time, however in the last few years the popularity has grown as the capabilities have been improved tremendously. Large technology companies have acknowledged this (Google, Microsoft). In this session we will talk about the benefits and challenges implementing PWA’s and will show case how PWA’s can be built easily on Oracle’s low code development tool, Visual Builder Studio. You will learn how to get started with Visual Builder Studio, by provisioning an instance and building your first Mobile Progressive Web Application. Further, we will showcase how you can use the same tool and code to build Device Native Mobile apps. Key take always You will understand how Visual Builder Studio can help you to build Mobile PWA apps in less time and with less effort.
  • Wednesday 2nd June
    5pm: Getting Started with Accelerated Data Science SDK The Accelerated Data Science SDK is an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Science and Machine learning SDK that data scientists can use for the entire lifecycle of their workflows. The session is to enable developer to getting started using Accelerated Data Science SDK. a. Accelerated Data Science SDK Overview b. Provisioning Accelerated Data Science SDK c. Using Accelerated Data Science SDK 6pm: Fireside Chat on Data Analytics Moderators Marek Winiarski and Jayaram Krishnamachar Guest Speakers: a) Vasant Vacharapinyo, Vice President, A-HOST Company Limited b) Kartiwan Johanes, Director, PT. Metrodata Electronics Tbk c) Sudipta Ghosh, Partner, PwC India d) Mark Simpson, Sales Director, DXC Red Rock e) Mitesh Patel, Regional Manager (Innovation), Evosys
  • Previous Workshops - Recordings
    Watch the Workshops Smart Cities Panel Discussion Building Low Code Applications to Solve Real World Problems with Rodney Sowirono Integrate & Access Data from Popular SaaS & Data Sources with Ivan Ma - MySQL Principal Solution Engineer Build, Observe and Manage Open Source Applications with Kwan Wan - Cloud Specialist Director, Application Development Getting Started on MySQL Database with Ivan Ma - MySQL Principal Solution Engineer Making our Cities Smart, Resilient and Sustainablewith Francis Han - Senior Director, JAPAC Solution Center Building Next Generation Conversational Interfaces with a Digital Assistant with Barry Hiern - Director, Product Management, Digital Assistant & AI
  • Friday, 4 June
    7:30pm: #Smartcities Hack Opening Ceremony APAC's largest ever smart cities hackathon will commence at 5:00pm IST / 7:30pm SGT / 9:30pm AEDT! Join thousands of hackers, hundreds of mentors and the largest suite of sponsoring tech companies in the world for the #Smartcities​ Hack of 2021. Smartcity technology can help cities operate more efficiently while improving services to citizens and businesses, among many other benefits. There has never been a better time for participants to innovate and join the smart city revolution sweeping the globe. Thank you to our sponsors and community partners for making this a reality: 👉 Lead Sponsor: Oracle 👉 Premium sponsors: Slack, Spotlit AI 👉 Community Partners: Oracle Partner Network, Hackmakers Partner Network, NASSCOM, OpenSpotlit, NSW Government 8:30pm: Speed Meet & Greet Session (Session 1) This will be the first of two speed teaming sessions run by Hackmakers, to organise participants into teams, and for mentors to meet teams. The agenda is as follows: Hackmakers Introductions Participant and Mentor introductions Team Charter Guide Review 7:30pm: #Smartcities Hack Opening Ceremony APAC's largest ever smart cities hackathon will commence at 5:00pm IST / 7:30pm SGT / 9:30pm AEDT! Join thousands of hackers, hundreds of mentors and the largest suite of sponsoring tech companies in the world for the #Smartcities​ Hack of 2021. Smartcity technology can help cities operate more efficiently while improving services to citizens and businesses, among many other benefits. There has never been a better time for participants to innovate and join the smart city revolution sweeping the globe. Thank you to our sponsors and community partners for making this a reality: 👉 Lead Sponsor: Oracle 👉 Premium sponsors: Slack, Spotlit AI 👉 Community Partners: Oracle Partner Network, Hackmakers Partner Network, NASSCOM, OpenSpotlit, NSW Government
  • Tuesday, 1st June
    5pm: Announcing New Oracle Analytics Cloud Innovations We will share highlights and updates on innovative new capabilities with Oracle Analytics that put the power of advanced analytics within reach of all employees, for all use cases, and all data. Highlights will include: a. Demos of select innovative capabilities in Oracle Analytics Cloud that improve user experiences and automate and simplify complex analytics b. Customer video testimonials that showcase the value of the analytics platform c. An overview of how OAC powers the entire analytics pipeline, from connecting to data sources, transforming and preparing the data, modeling the data with relationships, hierarchies and metrics, exploring the data to find insights, and sharing and consuming insights 6pm: Getting Started to MySQL HeatWave for Analytics HeatWave is high performance analytics engine for MySQL on OCI as managed service. The session is to enable developer to get start using HeatWave. a. MySQL HeatWave Overview b. Provisioning HeatWave c. Using HeatWave 6pm: Getting Started to MySQL HeatWave for Analytics Oracle Machine Learning accelerates the creation and deployment of machine learning models for data scientists by eliminating the need to move data to dedicated machine learning systems. AutoML User Interface provides you no-code automated machine learning and automatically performs algorithm and feature selection, as well as model tuning and selection, thereby enhancing productivity as well as model accuracy and performance. The session is to enable developer to getting started using OML AutoML. a. Access AutoML UI Overview b. Create AutoML UI Experiment c. View an Experiment
  • How are teams formed?
    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.
  • How do I generate an idea?
    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.
  • What is this hackathon about?
    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.
  • What happens after I register?
    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!
  • What support is available during the event?
    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.
  • 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
  • What are the times and dates?
    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.
  • What happens after I register?
    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!
  • What is this hackathon about?
    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.
  • What support is available during the event?
    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.
  • What are the times and dates?
    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.
  • How are teams formed?
    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.
  • How do I generate an idea?
    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.
  • 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
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What happens after I register?
    ​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!​
  • What is this hackathon about?
    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.
  • What support is available during the event?
    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.
  • Rules & Guidelines
    This document will explain the eligibility, assessment crtieria, submission types and inventor ownership rights of this hackathon.
  • How do I generate an idea?
    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.​
  • How are teams formed?
    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.
  • Thursday, April 15
    19:00 AEST - Hackmakers Participant Inductions This session is an introduction to participants to effectively compete in a Hackmakers hackathon. We will go through the roles and expectations, time commitment, Slack software and other tips for reaching out and assisting teams. These documents are advised to be reviewed prior to this session, with a apportioned time Q and A. Itinerary of the event Mentor video overview Rules and hackathon processes Using Slack Mentor user guide Team charter guide Judge's Guide Our team look forward to catching up with all the registered participants. 20:00 AEST - Hackmakers Mentor Inductions This session is an introduction to mentors to effectively compete in a Hackmakers hackathon. We will go through the roles and expectations, time commitment, Slack software and other tips for reaching out and assisting teams. These documents are advised to be reviewed prior to this session, followed by Q and A. Itinerary of the event Mentor video overview Rules and hackathon processes Using Slack Mentor user guide Team charter guide Judge's Guide Our team look forward to catching up with all the registered mentors. 21:00 AEST - Storytelling and Pitching The difference between a good solution and great solution could be as simple as how you convey your story in your pitch. Learn about the art of storytelling and pitching at this QUT BANDS session. 21:30 AEST - Soft skills in IT Tech skills in IT are important. As businesses mature in their use of digital, soft skills in IT are more relevant and critical. Learn about these softer skills in this QUT BANDS session.
  • Monday, April 12
    21:00 AEST - Group Mentoring with Peter Laurie There are definite challenges in working this in kind of environment. Learn ways to get the best experience out of this event. This is a MUST for everyone participating as you can always learn something new. This is a live only session.
  • Tuesday, April 13
    20:00 AEST - Best Practices for Learning and Teaching Python Presented by: Santiago Basulto (INE) Description: Python has become the standard language in IT: CyberSecurity, Data Science, Networking and Systems Programming all depend on Python to work. In this workshop, we’ll explore the current state of the industry and how Python plays a fundamental role in it, and how training companies including INE are learning and teaching it effectively. 21:00 AEST -Discovering insights with Oracle Cloud There are different methods to discover insights - from ML to visualisation. Learn about how to discover these insights with Oracle Cloud with Saurabh Gupta (Oracle ACE). The discussion will also include "Even though we have these insights, should we?" 21:30 AEST - How to make an impact How do you make an impact? How do we know that what we build is impactful? How do we know the impact we make is a good one? Learn more about making an impact in this session with UQ Ventures.
  • Friday, 16 April
    21:30 AEST- Opening Ceremony The largest ever World Innovation Day hackathon will commence at 21:30 AEDT! Join thousands of hackers, hundreds of mentors and the largest suite of sponsoring tech companies in the world for the #WorldInnovationDay Hack of 2021. 22:30 AEST - Speed Meet & Greet Session This will be the first of two speed meet and greet sessions run by Hackmakers, to organise participants into teams, and for mentors to meet teams. The agenda is as follows: Hackmakers Introductions Team Charter Guide Participant and Mentor introductions Breakout Rooms Q and A Conclusion
  • Wednesday, April 14
    19:00 AEST - Coming up with your hackathon idea The first step in a hackathon is to come up with the idea you are going to work on. This is often easier said than done. with some teams not being able to finalise their idea until the last day of the hackathon, leaving them little time to work on other things. Find out what are the key thing to consider in an idea, and also how best to validate and ensure the idea works. 21:00 AEST - Using Open-Source on Oracle Cloud Learning technology normally starts with what is free or Open-Source. Learn about using Open-Source Software on Oracle Cloud and see how you can start learning. 21:30 AEST - Execute faster with Autonomous Database Installing different tech stack for different datastores takes time. Learn about the ways that you can use Autonomous Database for different use-cases like low-code, graph, ML, JSON, REST-APIs and spatial.
  • How are teams formed?
    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.
  • What happens after I register?
    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!
  • What are the times and dates?
    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.
  • What support is available during the event?
    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.
  • What is this hackathon about?
    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.
  • How do I generate an idea?
    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.
  • 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
  • Thursday, 3rd June
    6pm: #Smartcities Hack Participant Induction Presented by: Daniel Thomas (Hackmakers). This session is an introduction to participants to effectively compete in a Hackmakers hackathon. We will go through the roles and expectations, time commitment, Slack software and other tips for reaching out and assisting teams. These documents are advised to be reviewed prior to this session, followed by Q and A. Itinerary of the induction Participant video overview Using Slack Participant user guide Software Guide 7pm: #SmartCities Hack Mentor Induction Presented by: Janson Lim (Hackmakers). This session is an introduction to mentors to effectively compete in a Hackmakers hackathon. We will go through the roles and expectations, time commitment, Slack software and other tips for reaching out and assisting teams. These documents are advised to be reviewed prior to this session, followed by Q and A.
  • Monday, 31st May
    5pm: In Conversation with Tarun on What Data Management in Cloud meant for Smart Cities As Mega Cities tackle the urbanization challenge, the need to use Data effectively to make decisions becomes supremely important. In this conversation, we will explore how Oracle's data management platform in the cloud can help analyze Data at Speed to create Smart Cities and citizen centric solutions 6pm: Build Mobile and Progressive Web Apps using Low Code PWA or Progressive Web Applications have been there for some time, however in the last few years the popularity has grown as the capabilities have been improved tremendously. Large technology companies have acknowledged this (Google, Microsoft). In this session we will talk about the benefits and challenges implementing PWA’s and will show case how PWA’s can be built easily on Oracle’s low code development tool, Visual Builder Studio. You will learn how to get started with Visual Builder Studio, by provisioning an instance and building your first Mobile Progressive Web Application. Further, we will showcase how you can use the same tool and code to build Device Native Mobile apps. Key take always You will understand how Visual Builder Studio can help you to build Mobile PWA apps in less time and with less effort.
  • Wednesday 2nd June
    5pm: Getting Started with Accelerated Data Science SDK The Accelerated Data Science SDK is an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Science and Machine learning SDK that data scientists can use for the entire lifecycle of their workflows. The session is to enable developer to getting started using Accelerated Data Science SDK. a. Accelerated Data Science SDK Overview b. Provisioning Accelerated Data Science SDK c. Using Accelerated Data Science SDK 6pm: Fireside Chat on Data Analytics Moderators Marek Winiarski and Jayaram Krishnamachar Guest Speakers: a) Vasant Vacharapinyo, Vice President, A-HOST Company Limited b) Kartiwan Johanes, Director, PT. Metrodata Electronics Tbk c) Sudipta Ghosh, Partner, PwC India d) Mark Simpson, Sales Director, DXC Red Rock e) Mitesh Patel, Regional Manager (Innovation), Evosys
  • Previous Workshops - Recordings
    Watch the Workshops Smart Cities Panel Discussion Building Low Code Applications to Solve Real World Problems with Rodney Sowirono Integrate & Access Data from Popular SaaS & Data Sources with Ivan Ma - MySQL Principal Solution Engineer Build, Observe and Manage Open Source Applications with Kwan Wan - Cloud Specialist Director, Application Development Getting Started on MySQL Database with Ivan Ma - MySQL Principal Solution Engineer Making our Cities Smart, Resilient and Sustainablewith Francis Han - Senior Director, JAPAC Solution Center Building Next Generation Conversational Interfaces with a Digital Assistant with Barry Hiern - Director, Product Management, Digital Assistant & AI
  • Friday, 4 June
    7:30pm: #Smartcities Hack Opening Ceremony APAC's largest ever smart cities hackathon will commence at 5:00pm IST / 7:30pm SGT / 9:30pm AEDT! Join thousands of hackers, hundreds of mentors and the largest suite of sponsoring tech companies in the world for the #Smartcities​ Hack of 2021. Smartcity technology can help cities operate more efficiently while improving services to citizens and businesses, among many other benefits. There has never been a better time for participants to innovate and join the smart city revolution sweeping the globe. Thank you to our sponsors and community partners for making this a reality: 👉 Lead Sponsor: Oracle 👉 Premium sponsors: Slack, Spotlit AI 👉 Community Partners: Oracle Partner Network, Hackmakers Partner Network, NASSCOM, OpenSpotlit, NSW Government 8:30pm: Speed Meet & Greet Session (Session 1) This will be the first of two speed teaming sessions run by Hackmakers, to organise participants into teams, and for mentors to meet teams. The agenda is as follows: Hackmakers Introductions Participant and Mentor introductions Team Charter Guide Review 7:30pm: #Smartcities Hack Opening Ceremony APAC's largest ever smart cities hackathon will commence at 5:00pm IST / 7:30pm SGT / 9:30pm AEDT! Join thousands of hackers, hundreds of mentors and the largest suite of sponsoring tech companies in the world for the #Smartcities​ Hack of 2021. Smartcity technology can help cities operate more efficiently while improving services to citizens and businesses, among many other benefits. There has never been a better time for participants to innovate and join the smart city revolution sweeping the globe. Thank you to our sponsors and community partners for making this a reality: 👉 Lead Sponsor: Oracle 👉 Premium sponsors: Slack, Spotlit AI 👉 Community Partners: Oracle Partner Network, Hackmakers Partner Network, NASSCOM, OpenSpotlit, NSW Government
  • Tuesday, 1st June
    5pm: Announcing New Oracle Analytics Cloud Innovations We will share highlights and updates on innovative new capabilities with Oracle Analytics that put the power of advanced analytics within reach of all employees, for all use cases, and all data. Highlights will include: a. Demos of select innovative capabilities in Oracle Analytics Cloud that improve user experiences and automate and simplify complex analytics b. Customer video testimonials that showcase the value of the analytics platform c. An overview of how OAC powers the entire analytics pipeline, from connecting to data sources, transforming and preparing the data, modeling the data with relationships, hierarchies and metrics, exploring the data to find insights, and sharing and consuming insights 6pm: Getting Started to MySQL HeatWave for Analytics HeatWave is high performance analytics engine for MySQL on OCI as managed service. The session is to enable developer to get start using HeatWave. a. MySQL HeatWave Overview b. Provisioning HeatWave c. Using HeatWave 6pm: Getting Started to MySQL HeatWave for Analytics Oracle Machine Learning accelerates the creation and deployment of machine learning models for data scientists by eliminating the need to move data to dedicated machine learning systems. AutoML User Interface provides you no-code automated machine learning and automatically performs algorithm and feature selection, as well as model tuning and selection, thereby enhancing productivity as well as model accuracy and performance. The session is to enable developer to getting started using OML AutoML. a. Access AutoML UI Overview b. Create AutoML UI Experiment c. View an Experiment
  • How are teams formed?
    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.
  • How do I generate an idea?
    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.
  • What is this hackathon about?
    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.
  • What happens after I register?
    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!
  • What support is available during the event?
    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.
  • 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
  • What are the times and dates?
    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.
  • What happens after I register?
    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!
  • What is this hackathon about?
    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.
  • What support is available during the event?
    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.
  • What are the times and dates?
    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.
  • How are teams formed?
    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.
  • How do I generate an idea?
    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.
  • 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

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