Over 100 of the most talented individuals you could hope to meet, spread across 34 teams, competed across 9 different prize competitions this weekend at Hackagong 2013 held at the UOW uniCentre. A group of notable judges determined the Top 10 teams, and the winners of each of the prize categories (excluding the Major Prize) where they were presented at the UOW uniCentre. The prototypes which teams built from start to finish in just 30 hours were astounding and a testament to the talent and potential of the Illawarra ICT sector.
In no particular order, here are the winners of each of the prize competition categories. We will be pushing out interview blog posts on each team with further details and photos about their creations in the coming weeks.
Most Innovative 3D Printed Object
Winners: QUAD Team
Who: Anton Summerfield, Nathan Roberts, Joele Nichols, Hannah Sloane
What: Combining the agility and maneuverability of a quadrocopter with the lift and flight time of a fixed wing aircraft.
Prize: Up Mini 3D printer + 3D scanner thanks to UOW Global Challenges Program
Most Futuristic Business Idea
Winners: Team Physics
Who: Matt Griffiths, Luke Weynen, Matt Sanderson, Jackson Cunningham
What: An opensource portable gaming system, named PiPy
Most Creative 3D Printed Object
Winners: Team Drew Carey
Who: Daniel Robinson, Geoff Pidcock, Matthew Austin
What: Map peoples personality onto a surface that is unique to everyone and helps them find their one true love.
Prize: Up Mini 3D printer + 3D scanner thanks to 3D Printing Systems
3D Build Potential
Winners: Arts Eclectic
Who: Steven Mason, Sophia Dichmides, Geoff Murphy, Fox Lee, Talon Lee
What: 3D printed all in one fold-up table top post-apocalyptic truck game.
Canva Competition: Best Promotional Material Using Canva
Who: Rhys Powell, Jordan Gillman
What: Whispr gives anyone a temporary, private place to chat with their friends, colleagues or clients.
Best Overall Design
Who: Myles Cooley, Esteban Caques, Matthew Vlandys, Aaron Waters
What: A GPS tracking platform for companies with dispatched based services.
Best Overall Game
Who: Ben Booth, Simone Tropes, Richard Hill, Daniel Eddy, Bretton Hamilton
What: A multiplatform, multiplayer, collborative game.
Most Awesome #Hackagong Photo Competition
Winners: Team Moolah’d (these guys traveled up from Melbourne!)
Who: Franz De Los Reyes, Peter Mai, Jake Cunningham, Quynh Nguyen
What: A re-enactment of the photo from the Social Network
Prize: Pebble Smartwatch