Syncs is holding a hackathon!

Syncs Hack is happening this year! Following from UNIHACK Sydney events in previous years, Syncs Hack challenges teams of six students to design, build and pitch an idea in 24 hours. Be it a website, app, game or something else completely, join us in August at Canva's swanky new offices for a weekend you won't forget!

  • Fully catered event
  • Industry Mentors from major tech companies
  • Careers Fair and industry tech talks
  • Over $5000 in cash prizes for winning teams ...
  • ... plus tons of great swag for category prizes!

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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.

Refunds are allowed up to 30 days before the start of the event - if you want to change tickets after that, we encourage you to find someone who can take your spot, and let us know so we can update the ticket details.


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

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$5,250 in prizes

Grand Prize

$3000 in cash value

Second Place

$1500 cash value

Third Place

$750 cash value

Best Algorithm

Raspberry Pi B Model 3+ for each team member

Best Pitch

JBL GO 2 portable bluetooth speaker for each team member

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Mikael Gotlib

Mikael Gotlib
Digital Director at Deloitte

Marc Klauser

Marc Klauser
Manager Consulting at Deloitte

Dave Durbin

Dave Durbin
Senior Backend Engineer at Canva

Judging Criteria

  • Level of innovation
    Is the idea original? Is it a creative solution to their own tech problem? Are there existing/similar solution to their problem in the real world?
  • Technical complexity
    Is the hack impressive and difficult? Does the hack require a high level of technical ability? Were there any technical challenges during their development process that is expertly handled?
  • Elegance of solution
    Is it a smooth user experience? Is the design intuitive? Is the program robust and functional?
  • Practicality of solution
    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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