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UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy

Northcott Drive

Campbell, ACT 2612

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A 2.5 day Hackathon held in UNSW Canberra

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"How might the department of Defence and Industry design counter-influence teams and tools to support and protect the Australian public from harmful misinformation campaigns?"

Join us on this 2.5 day Hackathon and help us end the misinformation era!

Our relationship with information has changed significantly over the past three decades. The way in which we consume information is constantly evolving due to technological advances, which can have a great impact. Australians now have greater access to critical information affecting their daily lives. Despite its benefits, this information revolution also represents hazards and dangers to the nation and its citizens.

Online scams cost Australians $532 million a year, foreign governments interfere in democratic elections through social media and algorithmic marketing monitors our personal information to target our shopping needs. All of this translates into an era of misinformation to which the Australian public is increasingly coming into contact with, designed to harm or defraud them. Join this hack to put an end to the misinformation era.

UNSW staff, alumni and student individuals, or teams led by UNSW staff, students and alumni are welcome to participate. This is an early ideation competition. Teams who are pre-revenue only.

Teams will need to have 2-5 members. On the first day we'll hold a team-formation exercise where already formed groups and solo hackers will join together as teams.

UNSW Kensington student, staff and alumni:

We would love you to be involved and are organsing and covering the costs of group transportation and accomodation in Canberra. We will also cover the costs of your meals in Canberra. To confirm your attendance, after registering here, you are required to visit the MCIC in person by Friday 28th of February. This is when we will provide you with further details about the weekend. Please note if we do not meet you, we will not book your transport or accomodation.

Group transportation will depart UNSW Kensington Campus at approximatley 11 am on Friday and return at approximately 10pm on Sunday.

UNSW Canberra student, staff and alumni:

All you need to do is register on eventbrite. We will be providing your meals for the duration of the Hackathon.

Schedule

* Fri 3 JUL : 5.30pm - 8.00pm

* Sat 4 JUL : 9.30am - 8.00pm

* Sun 5 JUL: 9.30am - 6.00pm

Prizes

First Place - $3000 Second Place - $500 Third Place - $250 People's Choice - $250

Limited spots available so sign up now!

Visit https://mcichack.com/truth-hack/ to read more about this Hackathon.

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