The Techfugees Adelaide Hackathon will bring together developers, designers, entrepreneurs, marketers, business minds and community members to develop creative tech solutions that focus on improving the lives of refugee families in Australia. Refugees who have newly arrived as well as those with settlement experience, will also be participating in this event to help teams deeply understand the problems and challenges faced by new arrivals. The format of the Hackathon will draw strongly on co-design principals and practices because people and outcomes matter. The Techfugees project was initiated by Mike Butcher from UK Tech Crunch as the tech community's response to meeting the needs of refugees. Since its inception, the initiative has spread worldwide and there have been four hackathons already hosted in Australia. Now it's Adelaide's turn! We are partnering with Red Cross, Life Without Barriers, Welcome Australia and the Australian Refugee Association. The Techfugees Adelaide Hackathon is complimentary to the objectives of these and other community organisations in terms of better understanding the needs of refugees in our community and equipping them with the social and business skills required to realize their ambitions. No funding is received from Techfugees International or Techfugees Australia. Each event is run independently but is supportive of each other. We rely solely on the generosity of government and business and individuals to bring Techfugees Hackathons to communities.
Funded by Adelaide (May 2017)