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CoreNet Global Australia Chapter is inviting the CRE  industry to participate in building the Future Workplace at their third Hackathon which will be held on August 19-20, 2019.

Whether you’re a graphic designer, entrepreneur, engineer, marketer, student or from any other discipline, this event is for those interested in stepping outside their comfort zone and being a part of shaping the future workplace.

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2019 Problem Statement

How can Australia's occupied workplaces be leaders in sustainability to reduce energy, waste, and water consumption to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030, whilst being commercially viable?

So what is a Hackathon?

A Hackathon is an internationally used and recognised term for a 2-3 day creative, intensive competition where people come together and make a tangible product or solution using technology over a compressed time period.  It is an open event to anyone who wants to network, have fun, learn from mentors, meet industry leaders, win prizes and do something innovative.


The theme is #FutureWorkplaceHack . This event is part of CoreNet Global Australian Chapter’s annual conference and is proudly supported by BGIS and RMIT Incubator.  Catering is provided for the event.



Teams will be in the running for an overall win of $5,000 prize money.  The winning team will be invited to pitch their idea at the 2019 Annual Conference on 4 September in front of 300+ CRE Executives.

Who am I? Hacker, Hipster or Hustler…

The Hacker - eats, sleeps & breathes code. The actual tech person who builds the product, creates the algorithms, intellectual property & resulting technology that forms the building blocks of the business. The hacker is instrumental in choosing the coding environment & platform for the start-up to sustain growth.


The Hipster - eats, sleeps & breathes design. This is the designer that makes sure the product is delivering the best customer experience. The designer sets best practice in marketing, brand identity, user experience, & the look and feel of the product.. sometimes even the copywriter as well.


The Hustler - eats, sleeps & breathes the business model. This is the business savvy person who makes sure you make money. The Hustler can speak to the long and short term vision, builds the team, ignites the passion, manages projects, updates the business model, forms partnerships & guides the team along the journey whilst creating and strengthening the culture.


Can I come along alone or do I need a team?

Come alone or come in a team – all welcome. Hackathons are great places to network and meet new and exciting people to challenge you, not to mention grow your skill sets along the journey and win $!

Trish Tillard

Chapter Administrator

CoreNet Global Australia Chapter

M: +61 403 920 885


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Frequently asked questions

1. What is a Hackathon?

A Hackathon is an internationally used and recognised term for a competition where people come together and make a tangible product or solution over the allocated time period.

2. What is the agenda?


The Hackathon is a 2-day event. 

On Monday morning, the thought leaders will outline the current situation in Australia with the theme of ‘The Future of Workplace’. Problem statements will be presented and participants form teams around their interests. 

During the hackathon we’d expect teams to be mentored and develop real life solutions. On the second day we’ll have an executive judging panel.  


The winning hack will be invited to present at the 2019 Corenet Global Australia Annual Conference being held on 4 September in Melbourne in front of 300+ CRE executives.


3. When is the Hackathon held?

Monday - Tuesday, 19-20 August 2019
Day 1: 8am – 10pm
Day 2: 8am – 5pm

The overall winning pitch will be presented at the Annual Conference on 4 September in Melbourne.


4. Where will this Hackathon be held?

RMIT Activator, Building 98, Corner Victoria and Cardigan Street, Carlton VIC.

5. Who can come?


Whether you’re an entrepreneur, student, lawyer, academic, engineer, freelancer, we want anyone to come and participate.


6. What if I have I don't have a team?


The beauty about hackathons is the ability to meet new people and to work with them.
We call it the Minimal Viable Team (MVT). 
Hustler – Sales, marketing, project coordinator
Hipster – User experience, designer
Hacker – Programmer, engineer
We need a variety of people with diverse skill sets to come and form a mix of teams.


7. What do I need to bring?


Your laptop, power outlets and your creativity!! We will supply food, drinks and snacks.


8. Who owns the Intellectual Property after?


You own what you make. #opensource

9. Registration


Register online here via Eventbrite and close Friday 16 August 2019.

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