Kingdom Hack is a multidisciplinary Hackathon which will bring together competitors to participate over 24 hours to make something amazing. The event is targeted towards anyone who has an idea and a passion to realise the idea. From coders and biohackers to entrepreneurs and first-time tinkerers, Kingdom Hack is for all.
The Wollongong event will be held at the Unicentre, located on the Main Campus of the University of Wollongong. Situated an hour south of Sydney, in stunning coastal city of Wollongong, the Gong has a thriving and growing startup scene that is always looking for new talent. With the assistance of our local startup accelerator, iAccelerate, the region has produced some of Australia's most inspiring and able startups.
The Unicentre's open space, groovy architecture, hide-away spaces and bean bags provide a place to create and hack without distraction. To help you realise your potential, tech talks from industry leaders will be available to complement your work and take your project to the next level.
With workshops leading up to the main event, be sure to secure your place early to position yourself or your team as the first, ever, member of the Ordo Uictoribus!
Accessible by bus, train or car, the University of Wollongong campus has multiple ways to bring the awesomeness.
The University has multiple parking areas within the campus. We recommend P8 as it is closest to the venue. Parking is free on weekends in most places with P1 Multistory Security a notable exception. Learn More
Train and Bus
If you are travelling from the Sydney CBD or airport, you can take a train on the South Coast Line to North Wollongong Station. From there you can either choose to walk to the campus or catch the 55C Free Shuttle bus which operates every 20 mins on weekends. No student ID or payment required.
Choose a house. Work for victory. Share in the spoils.
Startups, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Members of this house dare to dream, envision products and services, and motivate their group in creating them.
IoT, 3D Printer, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, you name it - Engineers enjoy the challenge of taking a device and making it do something extraordinary to create an innovative solution to an everyday problem.
These creative types have an appreciation for the artistic or user experience of the project and provide aid for seeing the creative potential of the world around us.
Utilising frameworks, cutting code on their laptops until the early hours of the morning running on no more than 2 hours sleep and too many energy drinks. Developers make the world go round and bring ideas to reality.
Hear the masters speak their wares, prepare thy self for battle.
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We'll have plenty of prizes on offer and these will be confirmed closer to the event.
Kingdom Hack will only allow competitors who are over 18 years of age. Children spectating the event must be accompanied at all times by an adult.
A hackathon is an internationally used term to describe a competition where competitors of all disciplines come together and create or “hack something together” over a limited amount of time, in order to win prizes and gain bragging rights amongst their peers.
In case you’re wondering, no we won’t be actually hacking into things, committing any cyber crimes, and using physical objects to break into things.
Food will be provided at the event including lunch and dinner for the 2 days as well as breakfast on the Sunday. On top of this we will also be including fruit, various snacks, noodles, muesli, tea & coffee and juice throughout the event.
Kingdom Hack is dedicated to high levels of safety of its competitors at the event. All competitors are required to agree to the Hacker Code of Conduct prior to entry. Competitors who fail to act in accordance with the Code will be expelled from the event and venue.
Kingdom Hack is more than just coding. All teams will always require teams made up of individual skillsets across a wide range of areas - such as graphic design and product management - to make their product unique and marketable.
We will be hosting multiple meetups in the weeks leading up to the event so you can connect with like-minded people. You'll also be able to find team members using our website closer to the event. And yes, name badges will be on offer.
We are not permitted to serve alcohol nor do we permit you to bring your own alcohol under any circumstance. Failure to do so will result in expulsion from the event. The UniBar is a 30-second walk away for your drinking needs. The Unicentre and Main Campus is now 100% smoke free.
Any competitor who finds themselves unable to make the event will need to get in touch to arrange a refund. In most cases, we will simply return your money and release your ticket to the pool.
The sky's the limit! While there are categories in which you can have your creation entered into to win prizes, there will always be room for all the weird and wacky creations which always come out of a hackathon. Whether it be a 3D printed boat controlled by an IoT device or a game that takes players to the depths of the universe, everything legal and safe is on the table!
At this stage we would like to try and keep the team sizes to a maximum of 4-6 people. If you wish to compete solo at the event this is totally acceptable and your work will not be looked at any less favourably as a result.
You bet you can. Kingdom Hack not only allows but encourages participants to have their creations entered in multiple categories to maximise their chances of winning, as well as allowing their creations to be as vibrant and exciting as they can be.
Kingdom Hack Wollongong is run by the Wollongong Information Technology Society.
WITS is a university student society for UOW students with an interest in technology and the IT Community.