Solve the problems you and your friends experience from day to day... Think of the likes of the next Bojangles!

 

You will have one day as a group to come up with a solution to a problem through coding, all surrounding the theme of student struggles.

If it can solve a problem a student has, no matter how big or small, it is the perfect opportunity to learn some new skills, get practical experience and run ideas through people in the industry. Your solution can be anything from a website to an app to a piece of hardware.

 

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Prizes

$2,300 in prizes

Best Overall

$1000 Cash Prize

Main prizes are assessed in four categories

Originality: Is the hack more than just another generic app? Does it do something novel or take a fresh approach compared to existing solution?

Usefulness: Does the project tackle an important issue? Does it fulfil a real need?

Technical difficulty: Did the project solve a technically interesting and challenging technical problem?

Well designed: Is the project an elegant solution for user, from a usability, experience and visual perspective?

Runner Up

$500 Cash Prize

Main prizes are assessed in four categories

Originality: Is the hack more than just another generic app? Does it do something novel or take a fresh approach compared to existing solution?

Usefulness: Does the project tackle an important issue? Does it fulfil a real need?

Technical difficulty: Did the project solve a technically interesting and challenging technical problem?

Well designed: Is the project an elegant solution for user, from a usability, experience and visual perspective?

CSESoc Prize

This project tackles a specific issue or problem that is relevant to the running of CSESoc or its members experience.

The prize includes:

- CSESoc Hoodies for each team member ($35 value each)
- CSESoc t-shirts (limited edition)
- Coffee catch up with a Macquarie Group HR / Tech team representatives to review your CV
- Free tickets to the CSESoc Diversity Night
- 'Skip the BBQ Line' pass for Semester 1, 2019
- It will also be an option for you to choose for your initiative to be adopted by CSESoc Software Projects for 2019

Unlocking the Power of Teams Prize (By Atlassian)

$100 JB Hi-Fi voucher for each member of the team.

Criteria:
The prize will be awarded to the project that is able to best unleash the potential in student teams and help to foster collaboration between students. We look for a project that solves a problem that student teams have when working together:
- Does the project unleash the potential of a team?
- Is the project solving a problem that teams have that doesn’t currently have a solution?
- Is the project solving the problem the teams have in a creative, original, appropriate way?
- Bonus Points: Does the project extend any of Atlassian's products to help benefit more teams?
e.g. Trello Power Up (http://tech.trello.com/power-up-tutorial-part-one/), Atlassian Plugin SDK (https://developers.atlassian.com/server/framework/atlassian-sdk/), Third party integration using Jira's 3LO

Best Business Model (By Checkbox)

- Interview opportunity for graduate role / internship at Checkbox
CRITERIA: - how feasible is this for your team to implement?
- how sustainable and profitable is this initiative?

UX/Design Prize (By Canva)

Canva site visit and lunch with Rob Kawalsky, CEO and Co-Founder of Zeetings (acquired by Canva)

Eligibility

  1. Teams can have three to five people. Group submissions with under three people will be placed in a team prior to the event.
  2. Each team must have at least 2 UNSW CSE Students, studying one of the following degrees: Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Software Engineering, Bachelor of Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Bioinformatics Engineering, Data Science and Decisions, Masters of IT.
  3. Each member of a team must be a student studying at an accredited university in Sydney.

If you have a suggestion, need clarification, or have any questions about eligibility, please submit an issue to careers.team@csesoc.org.au.

Requirements

A document which details your project and how you built it. In this document, you must also provide the following:

  1. A list of all third-party material and APIs, including anything that was purchased.
  2. A link to your repository (as per Section 2.3 of the rules)
  3. Images and/or screenshots of your project

If you have created a web app, you are free to submit a link to a live working copy of your project with your submission. However, this is optional and not required.

You must also fill in the required fields with your DevPost submission to help us speed up the judging process. The information you provide will be used to create summary cards for the judges, allowing you to focus on the more important things during your pitch.

Video

You are encouraged to produce a video demonstration of your project. However, this is optional and not required.

This video must be a no-frills video - that is, no fancy graphics and animations - and does not exceed two minutes. We highly encourage you use your iPhone or Android smartphone to record the video.

Judges

Tip Piumsomboom

Tip Piumsomboom
Blackbird Ventures

Abhi Kishore

Abhi Kishore
Atlassian

Youssef Hunter

Youssef Hunter
Optiver

Ofir Zeevi

Ofir Zeevi
CSESoc

Alli Murray

Alli Murray
CSESoc

Andrew Vo

Andrew Vo
CSESoc

Nick Malecki

Nick Malecki
CSESoc

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Is your idea unique or just another generic app? Does it do something novel or take a fresh approach compared to existing solution?
  • Usefulness
    Does the project tackle an issue that is important and meaningful? Does it solve a real problem that students are facing?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Did the project solve a technically interesting and challenging technical problem?
  • Design
    Is the project an elegant solution for the user, from a usability, experience and visual perspective?