Create innovative apps to help regional NSW flourish

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University of Technology Sydney

Level 6, Building 11

15 Broadway

Ultimo, NSW 2007


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Data is raining down on Australia, and you can be the first to work with leading technology firms to create market ready apps for when the new Consumer Data Right comes into law.

The big city institutions will be throwing loads of resources at cranking out new consumer focused App's by empowering personal data. But what about the little guys?

We're after 50 of our brightest developers and innovators to help us bring the power of personal data and private sharing to communities in regional Australia that don't always have the technical resources of the big end of town.

Contestants are jump started with the power of secure, private sharing and data compliance capabilities already baked into the Consent Access platform to work with while using finance, social and other data types.

We need App developers (individuals or teams) from start-ups and innovation groups as well as entrepreneurs and students to come together with one mission; To improve the lives of people living in regional communities by empowering them to securely share their personal data with regional operators and beyond.

What’s driving #digi.spark?

Creating Jobs for NSW means making sure our regional centres and communities are offered the same leading-edge products and opportunities as city dwellers. With some big changes ahead around the introduction of the Consumer Data Right Bill, it’s important that Regional NSW is not left behind.

Get your hands on advanced platforms’s unique personal data sharing platform assures Cyber Security, Privacy and Consent technology are inbuilt key factors so you can get your ideas to market literally in days. Learn More

Alibaba Cloud is partnering with and ID Exchange to bring this event to life. During the event teams will be able to leverage the IT infrastructure and cloud services from Alibaba Cloud to build their solution.

Alibaba Cloud provides solutions that lead the market in international performance and usability, cloud security, and advanced R&D technology. As of May 2018, Alibaba Cloud is one of only six vendors featured in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide. Learn more.

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You'll need to pre-register to get your hands on SDK’s and data samples.

Meet-ups and Webinars will be published two weeks week prior so you can sharpen your skills and understand the format of the competition.

Get fired up with an invite to the digi.spark launch event on Friday evening (October 26th), then hack across the weekend at UTS Broadway with plenty of food, drink and swag provided. We'll have industry luminaries and mentors on deck to keep you inspired.

If you join as an individual, you'll be paired up with a team with diverse skills. If you form a team, make sure you have an iOS or Andriod /React Native developer and designer as part of your crew.

In the meantime, you can check out the platform for some early inspiration, pictured below is one app that resulted from an earlier Hackathon. Iceland hackathon

Plus here’s a link to apps powered by

The Judges

Judges will be announced shortly.

Judging Criteria


How fundable is this idea? Is there potential for a sustainable business model?


How original, creative or unique is your App idea?


How well did the team execute and explain their problem?
Did they demo a working solution?


How scalable is this solution? Will it make an impact?


Beyond design, have they thought through the end-to-end user experience for their solutions?


Can the app be created in a timely manner.


A range of great prizes will be announced shortly.


We know some rules are meant to be broken, but you should probably stick by these:

1. Fresh Code
We all start coding at the same time. This is done to keep things fair. No one is allowed to come in and build on top of previous projects. It’s cool to work on designs beforehand, digital mockups, open source frameworks, and anything else available to everyone, but keep things within fair limits.

2. Code Review
Winning teams will be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning. This is to ensure that all code used is in fact fresh.

3. Ownership and IP
Teams have full ownership of everything they build at our events and are free to do with it as they wish.

4. Team Size
Teams of up to 5 humans are allowed. You may have up to one person work remotely.

5. DEMO your Hack
Presentation criteria will soon be released.

6. Have a damn good time!

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University of Technology Sydney

Level 6, Building 11

15 Broadway

Ultimo, NSW 2007


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