It's a weekend-long programming marathon bringing industry and education together in a collaborative and social space to enhance our region and communities through the use of Information Technology.
Come join us from June 25th, 9am to June 26th, 5pm @ Social Sciences (Building 4), James Cook University!
Absolutely! Codeathon is open to all walks of life! High School, University & Industry alike.
Your knowledge is your arsenal. Wield it with great responsibility!
While we're sure there will be enough buzz and energy drinks to keep you going, we've split the sprint across two days so you can have a sleep in-between your mad coding sprints!
Only $20 for food, drinks and snacks all-round.
And as our way of saying thanks, we'll even give you your own programming inspired notebook to keep!
There are many potential ways to improve the local community by aligning solutions with technology. Listed below are some suggested topics for the Codeathon.
You are not limited to these topics, though we ask you to relay your improvement domain to a coordinator before starting.
Living in the age of modern technology with the Internet of Things anything is possible! So why not devise a system to have your home automate all the boring stuff while you sit back and relax?
What about a portable system that removes the hassle of paper and allows you to store and edit everything digitally whenever you want? That way you can spend less time worrying about crumpled scorecards and more time playing the sports you love!
Well, why not both? We envision a system that can not only help bring eager volunteers and non-profit organisations together but also help organise events and facilitate communication between all parties during them.
No, existing projects are not permitted at the Codeathon. You'll be given two days to plan, prototype and showcase your innovation.
Any ideas may be researched and concepts tested, however implementation and development can only be during the Codeathon.
No, you will be able to learn new skills and gain assistance throughout the event. Some knowledge of programming or software development certainly wouldn't hurt.
No. The Codeathon is an alcohol free event.
The Codeathon has a fairly loose structure, aiming to maximise your dev time. Formailities will occur on the Saturday, including registration, judge introduction, solution pitching, skill sharing and group formation.
Break as desired with food and snacks scheduled throughout, take breaks or even power naps. Continue the cycle Sunday morning and present your group's solution in the afternoon to our judges!
Competing is not for everyone, and we would like to embrace that! The Codeathon is also a networking event for like-minded visitors to have fun and be social.
The Codeathon should be an epic event for all involved! We are happy to take all the help we can get!