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Things to know
  • Last updated:
  • 13 Nov 2017

To ‘hack’ is to take something and make it ‘better’. To help make the Sunshine Coast a healthier, smarter and more creative region, council hosts an annual HackFest competition.

Who can participate?  Anyone. Although there are some conditions to be eligible for a prize. (refer to the Participants Guide)
What if I'm not very technical or experienced?
HackFest is for everyone. Participants usually team up with others. A strong team is made with a range of skills.
Does it cost anything to participate?
No. Entry is free.
Will there be free food?
Yes. Food & coffee will be provided throughout the event.
What do I need to bring?
Your laptop (or desktop pc), power cables, headphones, phone & charger. Wifi, desks & chairs will be provided. If you don't have access to a laptop but still want to participate please get in touch with the HackFest team.
Do I need to stay the entire time?
No. Come and go during the venue opening hours as you like.
Can I participate remotely?
Yes. You can register online and participate remotely.


See the participant’s guide for anything else you need to know or contact the HackFest team.