Techfugees Brisbane 2017
Following the success of the Techfugees hackathon in Melbourne and Sydney, it's Brisbane’s turn!
Moved by the plight of refugees in Europe, a number of technology industry people have formed a voluntary team to create the series of non-profit “Techfugees” conferences, hackathons, and work with a global network of collaborators.
Today there are now over 2,000 members of Techfugees, demonstrating a huge desire amongst the tech community to get involved with this issue.
TechfugeesBNE Hackathon events are entirely non-profit, designed to bring together tech engineers, former refugees and asylum seekers, entrepreneurs and startups together with NGOs and other agencies in order to address the crisis in ways where the technology world can bring its considerable firepower develop creative tech solutions to help refugees settle into the Queensland community.
Come make a difference, have some fun, learn a lot and help to welcome refugees to the Queensland community!
Follow us on social media to keep in touch and find out more:
Like us on Facebook @Techfugees Australia: https://www.facebook.com/techfugeesaustralia/
Follow us on Twitter @TechFugeesBNE: https://twitter.com/TechFugeesBNE
To find out more about Techfugees and eligibility please visit techfugeesbne2017.devpost.com
We are also looking for volunteers to help facilitate the event. If you would like to volunteer during the hackathon, register as a volunteer here.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I have to form my team before the events?
- I have an idea but do not have a team, should I attend?
You don't have to. We will facilitate a pitch session to help people with ideas connect with people looking to join a team. We will also organise an ice-breaking session before to help everyone get to know each other. That being said, you are also welcome to join with your team.
- Do I have to come with an idea?
We encourage everoyne to pitch your ideas and try to form teams around your ideas. However you do not have to come with an idea. You can definitely join a team with an idea that you like.
- I want to volunteer, do I have to commit fot the full duration?
Definitely not! We have allocated timeslots for volunteers. You can pick any slots that fit you the most. We will also be providing catering for all volunteers. If you'd like to volunteer, register your interest here and we'll be in touch very shortly.
- What do I need to bring?
Your laptop & charger. Everything else we will provide.
- What facilities will we have access to?
- What will I be provided?
Wifi. Pens. Papers. Whiteboards & markers. Notepads. Sticky notes. Blue taks. And of course food & drinks over the weekend.