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
Follow us on Twitter @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.