almost 8 years ago

Announcing the winners

The votes are in! Go to the gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the excellent submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop hacking. Use your portfolio to keep your project up to date and get feedback from fellow hackers.

almost 8 years ago

Coverage in the Press

So good to see the following coverage over the weekend!!

SMH : Techfugees Australia hackathon to develop apps to help refugees


Australia is hosting its first 'Techfugees' hackathon in response to the growing refugee crisis



Techfugees - the start of hacking for social change


almost 8 years ago

Day 1 of TechFuGees Australia comes to a close

Hi All,

Wow! Hack4Refugees has been a phenomenal experience today. I'm sure many teams will be working well into the night on refining, validating, building and testing well into the night. 

We're calling all mentors to tweet their best advice at #techfugees for the teams to keep them going through the night. Check it out at

A brief reminder about tommorow!

      • Entry @ 9am
      • Morning Tea @ 10.30am
      • Pitch Practice @ 11am
      • Lunch @ 12.30


  • 2pm Deadline for Pitch Decks / Demo (Powerpoint) (Max 10 slides)




  • 3pm Deadline for DevPost Submission




Read more

almost 8 years ago

Public voting is now open

The public voting period for Techfugees Australia has begun. Browse the Submission Gallery and vote for your favorites!

If you’ve entered a submission, be sure to spread the word through your social networks.


The Techfugees Australia team

almost 8 years ago

Government Datasets that may come in handy

Some great government dataset suggestions that my come in handy


Population Growth

Department of Planning & Environment

Employment Growth

Department of Planning & Environment

University student data


Transport Data

Population Forecast by Travel Zone


Employment Forecast by Travel Zone


Spatial files – boundaries (ESRI and MapInfo compatible) and concordances




almost 8 years ago

Judging Criteria

we've expanded the judging criteria to cover the following categories.....

  • Product/Market Fit
  • Potential Impact
  • Creativity/Innovation/Wow Factor
  • Feasibility & Sustainability
  • Accomplishment & Learning
  • Team Pitch

almost 8 years ago

New Judge added :

we've had confirmation of a new judge

welcome Dina Petrakis, who is an Enterprise Facilitator with Ignite Small Business Start-Ups, which is an SSI initiative.

almost 8 years ago

Adding themes

We've added the problems being tacked 

 *   Language acquisition

 *   Connecting with others in their community

 *   Housing support

 *   Employment

 *   Vocational education pathways

 *   Oversees qualifications recognition