FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

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WHAT IS A HACKATHON?

A hackathon is an event where people get together and develop awesome products, ideas or solutions in a short time span. Usually held over 24-48 hours, these events are designed for the ultimate in collaboration, usually with a prize offered to the winning team.

WHO WILL BE INVOLVED?

A range of people from all walks, including farmers, academics, developers, industry bodies and the corporate sector.

WHEN IS IT?

Agrihack will be held over two days Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd March, 2018.

CAN I TAKE PART?

Yes! We are looking for representatives from industry bodies, relevant businesses, academics, local tech companies, agronomists, design thinkers, farmers, farmers' families and more. If you are interested in being a part of an event that will help to shape the future of agriculture in Australia, apply to take part here.

DO I NEED TO BE PART OF A TEAM?

No, you can submit an individual or team registration. If you are an individual, we will match you up with other individuals to create a team.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

There is no cost to participate in this event. Travel and accommodation will be at the participants own cost.

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?

There are several prizes to be won!  Best student participation and best pitch will each receive $500.  Best concept will recive $1,000 and the overall winner will receive $3,000! 

HOW DO I GET TO WAGGA WAGGA?

Wagga Wagga is a short detour off the Hume Highway, about half way between Sydney and Melbourne.

The city is serviced by NSW Trainlink and has an excellent airport with a range of daily flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane via Regional Express, Qantaslink, and Jetgo.

WHAT ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS ARE THERE?

To access a range of local accommodation options including boutique B & Bs, self-contained apartments, cabins and caravan parks, hotels and motels, click here.

HOW DO I GET TO AND FROM THE VENUE?

CSU is located approximately 6km from the centre of Wagga Wagga. The town has ample transport including local buses and taxis.

WHERE AT CSU IS THE EVENT?

The event on the 1st and 2nd March will be held at the CSU Convention Center (behind Joyces Hall - corner of Pine Gully Road and Pugsley Place)

IS THERE FOOD AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT?

Yes, Charles Sturt University has a library cafe and a full cafeteria where food and drink can be purchased, however we will also provide morning and afternoon tea, as well as lunch and dinner.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

Over the coming weeks more information will be placed in this website. You can also follow RGTC Group on Facebook and Agrihack on Twitter, or sign up below to receive the latest news and information direct to your email.