• Last updated:
  • 13 Nov 2017

Hackfest is open to individuals or teams. Last year’s event offered $20,000 in prizes and this year’s prize pool will include a paid internship with council’s ICT department,  a new ‘Urban Ideas’ category has been added in 2017 which caters for participants with an artistic flair. 

If you’re a technical whiz, HackFest is perfect for you too!. This year we’ve added a new ‘Hardware Hack’ which aims to provide hands-on experience and learning with a range of hardware devices.

Hackfest is all about finding new ways to utilise Open Data to find great solutions and concepts that could benefit the Sunshine Coast and beyond. This is especially relevant to our region as we continue to develop the new Maroochydore City Centre which could benefit regional business and the wider community. 

Register your interest in participating in this year’s HackFest competition.

Contact us

If you have great ideas, solutions or even an app that could benefit our community, we’d love to hear about it! Refer to the participants guide for competition rules or get in touch with the HackFest team via