The Urban Informatics Research Lab @ QUT Design Lab is delighted to be collaborating with MDA Ltd, Marist180, Access Community Services, MultiLink, Australian Red Cross, and the River City Lab to host the first Techfugees hackathon in Brisbane.
Techfugees BNE 2017: Hackathon
March 17 – 19, 2017
River City Labs, 2/282 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, Australia (map)
TechfugeesBNE will bring together designers, developers, entrepreneur,s and community members to create innovative technologies to help refugee settle into the Queensland community. Former refugees and asylum seekers who have already settled in Australia will also participate in the event, as well as leaders in related sectors who will mentor teams during the weekend.
Moved by the plight of refugees in Europe, a number of technology industry people have formed a voluntary team to create the series of non-profit “Techfugees” conferences, hackathons, and work with a global network of collaborators.
Today there are now over 2,000 members of Techfugees, demonstrating a huge desire amongst the tech community to get involved with this issue.
Our events are entirely non-profit, designed to bring together tech engineers, entrepreneurs and startups together with NGOs and other agencies in order to address the crisis in ways where the technology world can bring its considerable firepower.
|March 17 – 19, 2017
|River City Labs, 2/282 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, Australia
|Must register prior to the event. Registration is free.