What is the SULS hackathon?
Hackathons bring together people with different skill sets, competing to develop innovative ideas based on a theme or prototypes that improve on existing processes or products. As spaces fostering creativity, teams work to design unique ideas in the form of plug-ins, mobile apps, web platforms etc.
Who can be in a team?
The hackathon is open to any USYD student, across any faculty. The hackathon is also open to recent USYD graduates (aka within the last year).
Why should you participate?
Besides being given the opportunity to mingle with professional developers and project managers from our tech and legal sponsors, this hackathon is the perfect opportunity to put your practical skills into application and also get involved with SULS.
For law students, technology is looking like it will be one of the most disruptive forces to the current legal landscape and is not something that can be addressed by just doing your readings. This hackathon will allow law students to engage with unfamiliar technologies and unite with coders and designers to produce solutions for real-life problems. It’ll be an intense two days of rapid problem-solving and creative collaboration so all the practice you’ve had cramming for exams in the lawbry aided by an excessive amount of caffeine can finally come in handy!
For coders, the SULS Hackathon is a unique experience to engage with an area of technology and professional work that is both emerging and out of the ordinary. The hackathon will provide valuable skills of engaging with team mates from outside IT, as well as improving coding skills.
For anyone else, it's clear technology is already becoming increasingly integrated into our everyday lives, especially in the work we do. Learning more about technology and focusing on tech-based problem solving will give you an advantage in adapting to a changing world.
You don’t need to fit a certain mould to participate though so register below if you are at all interested in being a part of this. Plus, SULS will be providing free goodies, snacks and a limited edition #hack tee for each participant!
How many people per team?
Between 3-5. If you don’t have a team, sign up as an individual and we’ll match you up!
How long does the hackathon run for?
The hackathon begins at 2.30pm on Thursday 11th May and will end at 5.30pm on Friday 12th May. You may come and go from the hackathon to attend class etc. as required.
What happens after the hackathon?
SULS invites you to our hackathon after party to celebrate with even more food and drinks. Stay tuned for details.
When do registrations close?
Registrations for 2017 have now closed
If you have any more questions, please email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org