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HEARD Blog Hackathon

Cas McCullough

Saturday, 24 March 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (AEST)

HEARD Blog Hackathon

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee GST Quantity
Attend as a participant free of charge! Please note, lunch is not included in this ticket type, but you will find eating venues close by in the Queen Street Mall or you are welcome to bring your own food.
45 Tickets 23/03/2018 Free $0.00 $0.00
Silver Participant
Attend the workshop and enjoy catered snacks and lunch. Please let us know of your dietary requirements ahead of the event.
75 Tickets 23/03/2018 $30.00 $0.00 $3.00
Gold Participant
Attend the workshop and enjoy catered snacks and lunch and a commemorative T-shirt. Gold participants can also contribute goodies and fliers to the goodie bags and will have reserved seating at the event. Please let us know of your dietary requirements ahead of the event.
25 Tickets 24/03/2018 $75.00 $0.00 $7.50

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Event Details


If you struggle with health-related issues or you care for someone who does, do you feel like your voice is being heard?

It can be disempowering when others don't understand what life looks like for you.

This has definitely been true for me as a carer to an Autistic child. And I've heard from many others over the last few months who would love to feel more empowered to share their stories but don't know where to start. 

That's why I'm hosting the HEARD Blog Hackathon on  March 24. HEARD stands for Heartwarming, Empowering, Acknowledging, Resonating and Daring.

The purpose of this event is to empower you to create a blog post so you can express yourself fully and connect others to your experience of life.

About The Workshop

Participants will be using the revolutionary Writally app to design their blog post recipes (step-by-step templates)  ahead of the day and we'll run hands-on workshop sessions with marketing and communication experts throughout the day so you can learn how to write an impactful blog post. You'll also hear from others who have started sharing their stories about their health-related issues on and offline and see the impact of this first-hand.

Talks by (stay tuned for more) 

  • Author Sally Thibault will share her journey as a carer and how it has inspired her to forge a career in health.
  • Startup entrepreneur at EyeSyght, Santiago Velasquez (accompanied by his guide dog Lockie) will share his journey toward inventing technology that will make it possible for blind people to consume visual digital content in real time.

Other Fun Stuff (stay tuned for more)

  • Learn how to DJ with accidental music festival owner James Henderson.
  • Do a green screen vlog with The Australian Acting Academy's Brendan Glanville

This is going to be a powerful event and we aim to publish all 150 stories to connect others to your experience of life. Imagine the impact that being HEARD will have on ending health-related discrimination.

What to Bring

  • A laptop or tablet to write on. Alternatively, pen and paper.
  • If you want to do audio or video: audio recording device or smartphone with video or audio recording capability.
  • A warm top in case the room is cool.
  • Food if you are self-catering.
  • A parent or guardian if you are under 18 (You must have written permission to attend prior to the workshop and a guardian must be present at all times during the event if you are under 18). 


  • There is wheelchair access to the building. We will have team members on standby to assist but please let us know of your needs ahead of time by emailing support [at]
  • Will add more details as we get closer to the event.

This event is proudly hosted by Writally.


A big thank you to Fishburners who have provided the space for our meetup. Fishburners is Australia’s largest community of tech startups and a not for profit organisation. They support over 300 startups in their communities in Brisbane and Sydney and host more than 500 events around Australia. They offer a free one week trial which you can take up here:


Have questions about HEARD Blog Hackathon? Contact Cas McCullough

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When & Where

Level 2, The Capital
Queen Street Mall
Above the former Regent Cinema
Brisbane, Qld 4000

Saturday, 24 March 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (AEST)

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Cas McCullough

Cas is the founder of Writally, an award-winning content marketing strategist, b2b copywriter and the author of Your Brilliant Un-Career: Women, Entrepreneurship, and Making the Leap. In 2017 she placed 3rd in the Anthill Smart 100 Awards, and was shortlisted for a Walkleys Foundation Innovation Grant. In 2016 she was a finalist in the Content Marketing Awards 2016 and won the Suncorp Small Business Solutions Startup Competition. Cas has worked with major organisations right through to small businesses on their marketing strategy. Her clients have included CCIQ, Woodfordia, Integrated Family Law, Office of Queensland Chief Scientist and Workforce Queensland.

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