Unearthed is a unique 54-hour long event focused on the resources sector. Software developers, designers, and industry insiders will come together to develop prototype solutions to resources sector problems. Unearthed participants will have a chance to work on proprietary industry data as well as data from government partners.
Friday 4th – Sunday 6th March 2016
Congratulations to Principle Kinect,
winners of Unearthed Brisbane 2016
View all prototypes
winners of Unearthed Brisbane 2016 View all prototypes
Cash and Glory
Did someone say prizes?! Thousands of dollars of cash prizes, credits, and other awards up for grabs.
Deep Industry Challenges
Over 5 large resource industry challenges to be opened. These will be supported data sets from industry, government, and other sources. What will you build?
Experts on hand
Collaborate with subject matter experts from industry. Insights from the field will help you build a solution with real impact.
The top teams will compete to win cash, credits, and glory!
+ 10 min presentation at Business of Innovation 2016 Conference on Tues 8 March
Young Innovator Award
- 5 pm Event Registration
- 6 pm Welcome & Key Note Speakers
- 7 pm Intros, Rules, Prizes & Launch
- 7:30 pm Lets get coding!
- 8 am Doors Open & Breakfast
- 12 noon Status Updates & Lunch
- 2 pm Call for Industry Support
- 7 pm Last Status Update & Dinner
- 8 am Doors Open & Breakfast
- 2 pm Finalize Prototypes
- 4 pm Submit Projects
- 5 pm Presentations Start
- 7 pm Judging & Prize Awards
Founder, River City Labs, Investor & Mentor
Chief Transformation Officer, Newcrest Mining
Chief Operating Officer, CRCMining
Head of Resource Planning and Development, BHP Billiton
Keynotes & Mentors
Business Development Director, Fewzion
Principle, Mining Technology, Newcrest Mining
I was most impressed by the creativity and energy provided by the participants over the weekend of Unearthed Brisbane. Most of the challenges were met with multiple approaches. Even the department’s challenge, provided by the Geological Survey of Queensland, generated a very useful response and we have invited that team to discuss their solution further with us. The development of technological solutions by some teams, using cheap, easily sourced hardware components, was also impressive and fast. The collaboration within teams, many working outside their areas of expertise, was also a very rewarding experience for the participants.Mark Thornton, Geoscience Manager, Geological Services Queensland, Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Can I participate as an individual? I don’t have a team, but still wish to come along, can I do so?
We recommend that you work as a team at Unearthed Brisbane. If you don’t have a team then we’ll form one for you on the opening evening.
I won’t be able to make it for the full weekend, can I still come?
If you are unable to make one of the days/nights, that’s OK. Just let us know or let your team members know beforehand. If you haven’t formed a team yet and cannot make the Friday night, drop us a line and we’ll try to put you in a team so that you’re ready on Saturday.
What is the cost? And what does it involve?
Developer tickets are for the full weekend. This includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, multiple coffees and drinks all weekend!
Students from the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology are asked to get in touch with Unearthed regarding their tickets. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
When will the challenges be released? Can we start working earlier?
Challenges Titles will be released the week before the event. All code, design and assets must be created during the Hackathon or be made freely available to the public.
Who owns what we make at the event?
All teams retain full ownership of what is created during the event. (*barring any prior agreements you might have with employers, universities, etc…)