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Cloud
Cybersecurity hackathon aims to boost digital awareness
Global cybersecurity provider Secureworks is hopes growing digital literacy will also boost interest in the field
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Hackathon
The Worthy Web Hackathon - 1,200 developers, 83 countries, and $40,000 in prizes
Technology company Progress has announced the winners of its six-week global hackathon, The Worthy Web.
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Event
National Missing Persons Hackathon returns for a second year
The event saw 650 participants, 150 judges and 75 volunteers gather across Australia and internationally via a virtual platform, to generate new leads for national missing person cases on behalf of Australian police.
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Hackers
Australian women-focusd hackathon #SheHacks expands across Victoria
"We want to make Australia the best place in the world for women to build and scale a startup. #SheHacks is the perfect starting point for any woman wanting to create something great."
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Cloud platforms
VMware shines spotlight on tech as a force for good
VMware’s vFORUM Singapore has created new possibilities for the Association for Persons With Special Needs, a social service agency that provides education for people with mild intellectual disabilities.
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Blockchain
Blockworks Hackfest celebrates 2018 winners
"Kiwis are world famous innovators and this was very evident at the hackfest - ideas flew, solutions were created and we had a lot of fun."
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Digital Transformation
Tech with heart: Datacom kicks off annual hackathon in Auckland
“Innovative thinking & a deep understanding of what drives people are what give technology solutions substance," says Datacom Group CEO Greg Davidson.
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BizDojo
Wellington hackathon helps local non-profits create digital tools
BizDojo Wellington played host to a charity hackathon last month, which brought together four NPOs to help them build digital solutions for their busi
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Space
The young Kiwi teams taking innovative thinking into space
Two local teams that recently travelled to France as part of the global ActInSpace semi-final event in Toulouse recently.
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Wireless
DIGMYIDEA Maori Innovation Challenge launches
The DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge is now open, with the competition calling on budding Māori digital entrepreneurs to put their ideas forward.
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Hackathon
Chch tech brains team up to solve city’s challenges in hackathon
WaiWatch was announced the overall winner for their innovative solution to the problem of inefficient and high volume residential water use.
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Hackathon
NZTA hosting hackathon for ideas to make roads safer
Developers, tech experts and people with engineering or transport backgrounds will come together with to improve the public transport system.
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Hacking
China's biggest hacking community to expand hackathons to across Asia & India
China’s biggest hacker community has launched its 2018 Global Hackathon Programme and plans to expand it across Asia, India, the UK and Europe.
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Internet of Things
UK IoT company to share knowledge in Auckland seminar and hackathon
Pycom is having the worldwide launch of their new FiPy development board that supports five different Internet of Things wireless protocols.
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Artificial Intelligence
Kiwi AI could help end world hunger
“We know the world is heading toward a major food supply crisis..."
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Hackathon
Auckland-based solution company announces hackathon to grow crops on Mars
The November hackathon will see teams create crop production solutions for the inhospitable Mars conditions.
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Innovation
Experiment with new tech and tools through hackathons – Hays
“In this environment, you are free to try a completely different approach to a problem that you may not want to risk in the real world.”
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Cloud
Datacom hackathon pushes social impact and CSR to the fore
The first prize went to Team Happy Life for charity Child Matters which provides adult training to help prevent child abuse.
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Education
Kiwi kids attempt world record - to get the most kids coding in 24hrs
Kiwi school children all over the country will play a part in setting a new world record this Tuesday - to get the most kids coding in 24 hours.
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Innovation
NZ’s first Mixed Reality Hackathon heads to Wellington
“It’s fantastic to see an event that harnesses advancement in tech and shines light on the opportunities that New Zealanders have to get involved."
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
IN PICS: Motorola Solutions Hackathon in Brisbane, Australia
The event was held in in association with Telstra and Amazon Web Services and aimed at developing public safety-based apps.