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Join the Think Digital Hackathon

Are you a university student or programmer eager to test out your skills in Augmented Reality?

Apply now for the Think Digital Hackathon at Global Table and help create a solution that gives consumers more visibility over the provenance of their food.

Our event, Global Table presents Seeds&Chips – The Global Food Innovation Summit, brings together leading international and Australian agrifood events under one umbrella to join the conversation on solving our biggest food challenges and creating tomorrow’s breakthroughs.

As an event focused on solutions, Global Table is hosting several hackathons over the course of the event, happening 3-5 September 2019 at Melbourne Showgrounds.

What problem will you solve?

Consumers are demanding more information on the food they purchase, from animal welfare to food miles, farming practices to nutrition information. In this hack, you will create an AR experience for consumers so they can understand their food purchases in more detail.

The team will work under the guidance of Tim Gentle on-board the Think Digital coach, parked within the Innovation Precinct of Global Table.  The goal is to create an immersive technology experience that will provide key product information to consumers, such as product history and provenance.

Why you should apply?

At the end of the hack, you will present the solution in the Innovation Precinct, which is open to all Global Table attendees including leading figures in food and ag-tech. You’ll be assisted by the expertise from Amazon Web Services as they support the hackers with their products, services and expertise. You’ll also get the chance to work alongside more experienced developers.

One winner will be selected by Tim Gentle at the end of the hackathon and receive a one-month cadetship with Tim, including one week on the ground in Adelaide, with travel and accommodation included.

Apply now

We’re looking for:

  • University students or programmers who have skills and experience in:
    • C# programming
    • Unity development skills
    • Experience using ARFoundation, ARKit and/or ARCore libraries (desirable but not essential)
  • People with an interest in emerging immersive technologies, including developing for AR wearables
  • A willingness to showcase your skills and ability, using it to develop solutions for the agriculture and food industries
  • People who are excited to work in a team, problem solve and have fun in the process.

You will be required on-site at the event from 8:00am to 5:00pm each day between Tuesday 3 September and Thursday 5 September. Food and beverage coupons will be provided to participants throughout the three days.

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