$2000 prize sponsored by all our fantastic sponsors.
$1000 prize sponsored by all our fantastic sponsors.
$500 prize sponsored by all our fantastic sponsors.
Mind the Gap! This year CodeBrew has a focus on bridging the gap between developing and developed countries. How can we use tech to create products that improve the lives of people in less fortunate countries?
Professor Andrew Turpin is the Deputy Head of the School of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne, where he has been a lecturer and researcher for the last 8 years. Prior to working at unimelb, he was a researcher at RMIT and lecturer at Curtin University in Perth. Prior to his academic career, he was a trainee actuary at Swiss Reinsurance. Andrew’s research revolves around efficient algorithms and implementations; in particular applications in human vision testing and analysis of political text. In addition to his research and university teaching, he runs the School’s high school outreach program, running competitions, camps, workshops and challenges for kids of all ages.
Karin Verspoor is a Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems and Deputy Director of the Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre at the University of Melbourne, as well as a Fellow in the Melbourne Business School Centre for Business Analytics. Karin held previous posts as the Scientific Director of Health and Life Sciences at NICTA Victoria Research Laboratory, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. She spent 5 years in start-ups during the US Tech bubble, where she worked on the precursor to Google’s AdSense software, and helped design an early artificial intelligence system which had some success in stock market prediction using indicators from current news.
Marcus Lim is the Head of Solution Architects – Platform & Innovation at SAP Australia & New Zealand. Marcus leads a multi-disciplined team of technology experts, covering areas in cloud and data platforms, analytics, and emerging technologies to provide organisations the capabilities to adopt new business models and accelerate digital business. A leader and C-suite advisor, Marcus’ passion is helping customers understand the unique opportunities digital innovation provides as a competitive differentiator. Within SAP, he is the founder of makerspace projects as a method to unlock the innovation mindset. Marcus is a passionate advocate for the HeForShe movement, which promotes gender equality and supports women in obtaining equal opportunities, especially in the area of technology.
CodeBrew is a hackathon run by students, for students! Specifically, CodeBrew is a hackathon with a focus on giving back, hence our tagline, "The Community Hackathon".
A hackathon is an event in which coders and designers get together and spend ~24 to 48 hours hacking to create a prototype that is to be presented to a panel of judges. CodeBrew is 30 hours of coding. So essentially, a hackathon is a fun-filled weekend of coding and prototyping. A code-fest!
Yes indeed it is a long time, but it goes super quickly on the day! You're welcome to stay overnight or go home and come back in the morning. We encourage you to decide this as a team before the day so that you can be prepared.
Meet like-minded students, network with industry leaders, give yourself an edge when applying for internships and grad jobs, get free swag, win prizes and make a difference! With so much to offer, why wouldn't you attend?!
CodeBrew is run by students in the committee of CISSA - the Computing and Information Systems Students Association at the University of Melbourne.
CISSA is a non-for-profit association. To run large events like CodeBrew we need funding to cover expenses of the hackathon. The cost of your ticket covers: finger food on the Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on the Saturday and Sunday, #codebrew18 t-shirts and more!