What is D4SG?

Data for Social Good is a weekend hackathon to promote social good through technology and computer science, drive sustained innovation, and crowdsource solutions to address pressing real-life business problems and social issues.

When: Friday 29th April 2022 to Sunday 1st of May 2022

Where: 107 Projects, Joynton Avenue, Zetland, Sydney NSW

We are bringing together 120+ passionate and innovative technologists to design and pitch data-driven solutions that address specific challenges facing industry today.

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The Hackathon

Data analysts/ scientists/programmers, management consultants, marketing professionals, design/creative professionals, PR/Comms professionals and students will collaborate in teams of five on a challenge in one of the industries below.

Commencing on the Friday evening with meeting and greeting, networking, team building, strategising and informing sessions, the weekend program will offer workshops, mentoring, keynote speakers, recruitment opportunities, fun activities, and 1-on-1 deep-dive discussions between the teams and industry executives on the problems to be solved.

After final presentations to the judges, the weekend will culminate on the Sunday night with a VIPost-Party - an exclusive, invite-only gathering of our top-tier sponsors, movers and shakers, and special guests to award the prizes to the top teams.

D4SG aims to set a new standard of hackathon engagement and networking to drive best outcomes for all participants and sponsors.

Challenges

DSAi have identified projects that address social injustices or global issues across industry sectors with environmental conservation/climate-based vulnerability, social welfare and science communication as the pillars currently effecting Australian industries.

government / defence
property
finance
energy
retail
mining
smart cities
supply chain / logistics

Projects will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Technicality
  • Originality
  • Functionality
  • Creativity
  • Presentability
  • Wow Factor

A $12 000 prize pool and additional prizes will be allocated to the following awards:

  • Best Overall Solution
  • Best Data Viz
  • Best Design/User Experience
  • Best Project Presentation
  • Most Creative Marketing Strategy
  • Most Effective PR Strategy

Sponsors

To be announced soon.

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