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Worker’s Name: Nicole WIlliamson
Organisation/Service/Project: Techfugees Australia Hackathon
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Saturday/Sunday, 28-29 November
TechFugees Australia is the Sydney tech community's response to the current refugee crisis involving a network of concerned individuals and inspired by a similar event in Europe two months ago.
The TechFugees Australia Hackathon will bring together developers, designers, entrepreneurs and community members to develop creative tech solutions so that refugee families can settle quickly into the Australian community.
Hacker Teams will develop tech solutions for refugee settlement challenges articulated by our partners, Settlement Services International (SSI) the largest not-for-profit humanitarian settlement organisation in Australia and STARTTS a not-for-profit providing psychological and counselling support for refugees to help them rebuild their lives in Australia.
Refugees who have already settled in Australia will participate in the event to help teams deeply understand problems and challenges faced by new settlers.
Leaders from the Tech Community will mentor teams through the weekend. On Sunday afternoon, teams will pitch their solutions to a Judging Panel of Tech and Community Leaders.
The event will be held in Liverpool, Western Sydney because this is where most refugees are expected to settle. We will be hosted by the Liverpool City Council and catering will be provided by local ethnic communities.Transport will be organised from Central Station for those who need it.
Come make a difference, have some fun, learn a lot and help to welcome refugees to the Australian community.
Saturday to Sunday 28-29 November, 9 to 6pm both days. Pitches Sunday Afternoon from 4pm
Liverpool Library (Sydney) – Transport will be organised from Central Station for those who need it
For questions about the event including media enquiries please email Nicole Williamson firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also looking for sponsors to cover provide in-kind support for the event.
Saturday, 28 November 2015 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, 29 November 2015 at 6:00 PM (AEDT)
Sydney - Liverpool Library, Library Plaza. 170 George Street, . Liverpool, NSW 2170 AU -View Map