Codebrew welcomes all students regardless of skill level to work through an exhilarating and rewarding 36 hours in a team environment, to experience the joy of coming up with innovative ideas and turning them into reality.

With the goal of our hackathon being to develop the participants’ technical knowledge, we will also be holding workshops on topics related to UI/UX design, web development, version control etc. leading up to and during the event. Experienced mentors from industry leaders such as Google, IMC, Microsoft, etc. will also be present to provide participants with guidance and offer expert opinions on their ideas.

The Tracks

This year, participants will brainstorm ideas under 3 different tracks for the given theme.

Remote Education & Work

Social Good

Public Health


Codebrew Launchpad

Introductory workshops to help you get started on hackathons.

Introduction to Web Tech

Monday April 12 2021, 5-6pm

Introduction to React

Wednesday April 14 2021, 3-4:30pm

Git Workshop

Thursday April 15 2021, 5-6pm

Learn Figma with Canva

Saturday April 17 2021, 2-3pm


Feeling competitive? Multiple prizes are up for grabs!

Visit our Devpost to view our judging criteria.

Overall Winner

$1,000 cash and additional sponsor prizes

Team will be selected from one of the 3 track winners

Category Prizes

Track Winner

$1,000 cash

Most Innovative Idea

$200 cash

Best Technology

$200 cash

Raffle Prizes

Logitech G203 LIGHTSYNC Gaming Mouse (Black)

6pm Saturday

Corsair Gaming K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard

11pm Saturday

Google Nest Mini

10am Sunday


Visit our Devpost under the "REQUIREMENTS" section to view our submission guidelines.

How to Sign Up?



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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Codebrew?

Codebrew is an annual hackathon run by students, for students. Hack together a prototype based on a theme over the course of 36 hours.

Who can attend?

Any university student can attend Codebrew!

When is it?

Codebrew will be held from the 16th (Friday) to the 19th (Monday) of April.

What is the theme?

This year's theme will be on preparing for the post-COVID era!

What is the team size?

4-5 people per team.

How much is a ticket?

$5 per head.

Can the Care Pack be delivered?

The Care Pack can only be delivered to participants in Australia but not in Melbourne.

Why should I go?

Meet like-minded students, network with industry leaders, give yourself an edge when applying for internships and grad jobs, win prizes and make a difference!

Who runs Codebrew?

Codebrew is run by CISSA, the premier computing club at the University of Melbourne.