Brisbane's best tech minds have come together to help close the technology gap for First Nations charities. The first event of its kind, the national charity hackathon saw software developers and creative thinkers team up to find tech-based solutions for non-profit groups. NITV's Ella Archibald-Binge reports for 'The Point'.
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Give Backathon is national charity hackathon that gives worthy charities valuable technology-based solutions to help increase their social impact. Give Backathon exists because (unfortunately) a lot of charities that are making a difference in our communities lack funding and technical skills.

Give Backathon brings together the brightest and nicest techies and professionals to work together and give back.

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In May 2017, Give Backathon will focus on helping four Indigenous charities.

Unemployment Rate

Why?

Indigenous employment sits at a low 48%. Through dis-empowerment and lack of opportunity, the Indigenous community in Australia has the highest rate of suicide of any community in the world. 

By helping these organisations we can help re-shape these statistics.

Help make a difference and have a ton of fun - limited spots available so join this worthy cause now!

 

Charities

First Nations Foundation Indigenous Financial Literacy

First Nations Foundation

Indigenous Financial Literacy

Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre Education and Mentoring Programs

Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre

Education and Mentoring Programs

SevGen Social Enterprise Development

SevGen

Social Enterprise Development

The Streets Movement Organisation Community Development

The Streets Movement Organisation

Community Development

Free Event - Register now!!!

  • Lunch and dinner will be provided on both days
  • Win some cool prizes for volunteering your time and helping these incredible charities
    • 3 months x Complementary casual membership at Fishburners (Australia's largest co-working space), valued at $900/team member
    • $500 for Best Hacker
    • Xbox One for Best Hustler
    • 4-week paid intership at RedEye Apps
    • $84 off your GitHub account
    • More awesome prizes will be announced soon...

Date

20th - 21st May 2017

Location

Fishburners, Level 2, 155 Queen Street, Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Facilitator

Alisha Geary Founder,  Faebella

Alisha Geary

Founder, 

Faebella

Judges

Mark Sowerby Queensland's Chief Entrepreneur

Mark Sowerby

Queensland's Chief Entrepreneur

Lisa Jenkinson Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (KPMG Qld)

Lisa Jenkinson

Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (KPMG Qld)

Tim McLennan CEO, qutbluebox Pty Ltd

Tim McLennan

CEO, qutbluebox Pty Ltd

Event Sponsors and Partners

Give Backathon is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.

Sponsors

Community Partners

Organising Team