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CodeBrew

build cool stuff – win awesome stuff


MARCH 18TH – 20TH

YORK BUTTER FACTORY

What is Codebrew?

CodeBrew is a Melbourne-based weekend long hackathon for university students run by the University of Melbourne’s Computing and Information Systems Students Association (CISSA).

Over 48 hours, you and your team will work together to design and build a working software/web prototype or application from a theme-based idea that your team has thought of. Keep in mind that your solution must be sustainable and viable as a business.

The maximum team size for Codebrew 2016 is 5 members. Teams will be finalized on the night, so don’t worry if you are unable to find a team before the hackathon. This will be a good way to get to know and work collaboratively with other students!


CodeBrew 2016 Theme

Last year CodeBrew tackled humanitarian issues. We saw a number of teams tackle the Syrian refugee crisis and the shortage of blood donors for example. We enjoyed running a hackathon that was geared towards solving global issues that we have decided to encourage that sort of thinking again this year. The moment you’ve all been waiting for! As a team, CISSA has decided that this year’s theme will be Food & Innovation.

Participating teams are free to do anything in the realm of food. If teams are unsure where to get started with brainstorming ideas, here’s a list that we have come up with.

  • Increasing demand for Australian food products. (How to get people buying more domestic food products to support Australian food & agricultural industries).
  • Food shortages in developing nations. (How to solve the immediate issue with lack of food in developing nations – think about why there is a lack of food in the first place).
  • Growing world population – global food demand. (How to solve the potential food demand crisis that the world is heading towards)

These are just some ideas that we have come up with, you are more than welcome to come up with ANYTHING you want though.


Codebrew 2016 Prizes!


1st Prize

$2000 sponsored by the ACS

1 year of ACS membership

Future Assembly tickets


2nd Prize

$1000 sponsored by Optiver

1 year of ACS membership


3rd Prize

$500

1 year of ACS membership


Innovation in Sustainability Award

5x Raspberry Pi


People’s Choice Award

TBA on the night


Codebrew 2016 Agenda

Friday 18th March 2016
Mingling and light dinner 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Welcome, Sponsor messages & Theme introduced 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Share ideas, pitch ideas/skills 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Team formation 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Home time 9:00 PM
Saturday 19th March 2016
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee 8:00 AM
Workshop – Business Model 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Morning Tea 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Workshop – Design Thinking 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Mentors Arrive 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Lunch 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Workshop – Atlassian 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Afternoon Tea 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Dinner 6:00 PM
Sunday 20th March 2016
Breakfast 7:00 AM
Workshop – UX 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Lunch 12:00 PM
Workshop – Pitching 1:00 PM
Stop Coding – submission! 3:00 PM
Afternoon Tea 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Judges Arrive 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Pitching Event 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Presentation & Awards 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Judges

Andrew Turpin

Andrew Turpin

Deputy Head (Engagement), Department of Computing and Information Systems at University of Melbourne

Andrew is a researcher and teacher at The University of Melbourne. His research interests include computational problems in human vision, in particular developing new techniques for diagnosing and monitoring glaucoma. He has also research new algorithms for text data compression and string searching, and methods for evaluating search engines.

Stefan Petrucev

Stefan Petrucev

Software Developer at Atlassian

Stef is a 100% waterfall-free software developer. He writes efficient code to maximise the efficiency of other efficient coders’ coding. Working on Bitbucket Server at Atlassian is just meta enough for him.

Paul Naphtali

Paul Naphtali

Cofounder and Managing Partner at Rampersand

Achievement most proud of: Overcoming the GFC to achieve an outstanding exit for Jajah in Jan 2010. Also starting an early stage Venture Capital fund in Australia when VC was still a dirty word Career highlight: So far…realising the sheer depth of incredible talent and vision in this country Biggest business challenge faced: Telling my wife (and 6 month old baby) that instead of moving from London to Australia we were moving to California. In two weeks. And we didn’t have a place to live Started life as: An account executive at a global advertising agency…didn’t take me long to realise it was a glorified paper shuffling role Advice for founders: Dream big, listen to advice, choose carefully which advice to follow

Shari Cohen

Shari Cohen

Co-Founder of FoodUp!

Shari is a small business owner that recently discovered the wonderful world of social enterprises. Her philosophy is start “Start small and think big!”. Originally from the USA, Shari moved to Australia 7 years ago and has transitioned from being a vet and small business owner into a researcher for the Department of the Environment & Primary Industries and eventually into a University of Melbourne and Melbourne Polytechnic Lecturer. Her latest reincarnation is as the co-founder of the freshly created social enterprises/community projects of FoodUP! and Spare Harvest. Much of her time and energy is being invested into these next big adventures which hope to bring the FoodUP! and Spare Harvest ethos, communities and vision to life.

Ruben Bond

Ruben Bond

CEO & Engineer at Tallogre

After leaving Microsoft where he helped to build the cloud systems behind Office 365 in the Azure org, Reuben moved back to Melbourne to become the head of Tallogre, a Cloud, Web, and Mobile app development consultancy. In his spare time, he works on Open Source projects such as Orleans, the distributed services framework powering Halo 5. He is interested in all things distributed.

Mentors

Chris Romano

Chris Romano

Business Model Canva

Chris has 12 years’ experience working in the technology sector, specialising in Market Entry Strategy, Growth Strategy, Market Validation and Value Propositions, and Business Model Design. Having previously worked for HP, Chris now specialises in International Strategy for New Zealand technology companies, advising on their establishment and growth for the Australian market.

Stefan Petrucev

Stefan Petrucev

Software Developer at Atlassian

Stef is a 100% waterfall-free software developer. He writes efficient code to maximise the efficiency of other efficient coders’ coding. Working on Bitbucket Server at Atlassian is just meta enough for him.

Bon Sawyer

Bon Sawyer

Software Developer at Optiver

Bon Sawyer studied Computer Science at the University of Western Australia, graduating in 2014. In 2015, he became a software developer at Optiver, where he has worked on trading data systems, risk controls and automated software testing.

Ruben Bond

Ruben Bond

CEO & Engineer at Tallogre

After leaving Microsoft where he helped to build the cloud systems behind Office 365 in the Azure org, Reuben moved back to Melbourne to become the head of Tallogre, a Cloud, Web, and Mobile app development consultancy. In his spare time, he works on Open Source projects such as Orleans, the distributed services framework powering Halo 5. He is interested in all things distributed.

Nick Teulon

Nick Teulon

Brand Ambassador at 90 seconds

Nick Teulon is a Brand Ambassador for 90 Seconds – The Worlds Cloud Video Production Company who have grown at over 263% during past 12 months landing work with clients including KPMG, ANZ, Uber, Deliveroo and Fairfax . Nick was responsible for opening Perth and more recently their Melbourne office, bringing a disruptive model of video content production to Australian companies through their global distributed network of talented video freelancers and purpose built cloud platform. In his off time he is a passionate cricket supporter and a fan of live comedy.

Angelo Perera

Angelo Perera

Developer at Iress

Developing commercial software from a young age and then moved into the start-up scene in Melbourne. Experience in project development & execution, fund-raising, business accounting & legal and financial technology. Lover of all things agile and currently developing next generation financial trading platforms.

Greg Currie

Greg Currie

Developer at Iress

Greg graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Computer Science from RMIT in 2010. Since then he has worked within the financial markets division of Iress, in a number of back-end roles. C++ is his weapon of choice.

Where will CodeBrew be held?

CodeBrew will be held at the York Butter Factory, which is just a 500 metre walk from Southern Cross Station. Alternatively, you can take the route 11, 42, 48, 109 or 112 tram and get off at King Street/Collins Street. If you plan to drive, there is 24 hour parking at 522 Flinders Lane.

When

March 18th, 7pm – 20th, 7pm

Address

62-66 King Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

62-66 King Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Principal Sponsor


ACS is the professional association for Australia’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. In everything we do, our goal is to help our members be the best they can be. We’re passionate about recognising professionalism, developing ICT skills and building a community with a true sense of belonging.

What we do We help our members realise their professional ambitions in the global economy, making the most of an era of extraordinary possibility. Our professional development opportunities, networking and information resources help you carve out a successful career path. When you are a member of ACS, the latest industry news, trends and research are always at your fingertips. You can also receive international, independent recognition for your skills through our certification program, bringing the rewards of new opportunities. Members can use our events as networking opportunities to forge new connections, do business, meet their next employer or develop a new collaboration with a business partner. We are the voice of Australian ICT, representing all practitioners in business, government and education. And our advocacy work and policies help our profession thrive.

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