Syncs is holding a hackathon!

Following from last year's SYNCS HACK and UNIHACK Sydney events in previous years, SYNCS Hack challenges teams of six students to design, build and pitch an idea in 40 hours. Be it a website, app, game or something else completely, join us in August for a weekend you won't forget!

 You will get to experience:

  • Industry Mentors from major tech companies
  • Careers Fair and industry tech talks
  • Over $2500 in cash prizes for winning teams ...
  • ... plus tons of great swag for category prizes!

We'll help people form teams on the day of the event, but feel free to organise teams beforehand! 

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SYNCS Hack is open to all university and TAFE students - as long as you're enrolled by the start of the event, feel free to sign up! We reserve the right to cancel your ticket if you do not meet this requirement.

Teams can be between 1 and 6 students.


Your submission must include:

- Code (GitHub link preferable)
- A description of the project and its features
- References to any open source or third party material used in development
- The roles of each participant in the project team

Hackathon Sponsors


$3,040 in prizes

Grand Prize

$1250 AUD in cash value

Second Prize

$750 AUD in cash value

Third Prize

$500 AUD in cash value

Best Algorithm

Rasberry-pi for all competitors

Best Pitch

Google home mini for all members of the team

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Patrick Teen

Patrick Teen
Engineering Manager, Atlassian

Ziming Wang

Ziming Wang
Senior Software Engineer, Atlassian

Lashika Medagoda

Lashika Medagoda
Head of R&D / Senior Robotics Engineer, Abyss Solutions

Judging Criteria

  • Level of Innovation (5 points)
    Is the idea original? Is this a creative solution to your own tech problem? Are there existing/similar solutions to the problem in the real world?
  • Technical Complexity (5 points)
    Is the hack impressive and/or difficult? Does the hack require a high level of technical ability? Were there any technical challenges expertly handled?
  • Elegance of Solution (5 points)
    Is it a smooth user experience? Is the design intuitive? Is the program robust and functional?
  • Practicality of Solution (5 points)
    Is the hack useful in the real world and why would it be used? Who would use your solution? What value will the solution bring?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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