Case study - Give Backathon, Australia's first Indigenous charity hackathon

The Streets Movement Organisation (TSM) empowers individuals to make positive change in themselves and the world, and were one of four Indigenous charities who took part in Give Backathon, a national charity hackathon by Barayamal that brought together software developers and creative thinkers to find tech-based solutions for the Indigenous charities.

TSM were looking for a game-changing solution to discover the needs of Indigenous communities, in different locations, throughout Australia that would allow them to develop and provide the ideal program for each community they serve. 

During the event, two teams worked on addressing the challenge by creating map visualisations of Australia, which displayed important information such as graduation and unemployment rates that TSM can use to work out the most suitable program to run in a particular community to create positive change and make a real difference.

We were all very impressed with the event and what the teams were able to produce in that short time.
— Tim McLennan, CEO, qutbluebox Pty Ltd