over 1 year ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and our community has voted! Go to the TechFugees Melbourne gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


over 1 year ago

Techfugees Melbourne Pitch Order

The order has been selected

 

Pitch Sequence Team One Liner
1 Friendfugee support network. Connect young volunteers
2 AI Sensei language learning with AI
3 The Comets \literacy issues. Picture dictionary. English audio & add translation
4 #Findmyfamily tracing / locate family
5 Interpreter central Dialects preview platform
6 Welcomed find resources in own language
7 Open doors Cooking class help learn english
8 7 musketeer's Askari.. platform for services
9 Ninja seals welcome new arrivals
10 M-hub migration / isolation. Images to connect to services
11 The Enablers employment for refugees. Resume builder platform based on experience
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over 1 year ago

Public voting is now open

It's your turn to pick the Popular Choice award winner! Browse the TechFugees Melbourne submission gallery and vote for your favorite app. Be sure to spread the word via your social networks, too!

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


over 1 year ago

Tools - Startup Dashboard / Lean Canvas / Universal Pitch Deck

Hi All,


Here's some tools the Techfugee Sydney folks used to help structure your Idea / Pitch Presentation:

Startup Dashboard
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KX0F827db5-xyQT8uva7H44LwkPpVP-7hQqPu0gOY08/edit?usp=sharing

TechFuGeesAus Pitch Presentation (guidelines)
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1u5uFUlxbA9SDaQ-EXJ_PpjOHkb-bcrk8z4gic0qonW0/edit#slide=id.p17

Make a copy of these documents and share them back with the community on DevPost to add to your presentation.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


over 1 year ago

Techfugees Melbourne Kicks Off Tonight

Looking forward to seeing you all tonight at LaunchPad for the kickoff of Techfugees Melbourne

Some resources to assist

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


over 1 year ago

Problem statement themes

Just a few more days to go to Techfugees Melbourne.

We've posted the problem statements and these are the themes

Disability access and support
The inability of people with a disability to know about and access support.

Employment
Lack of recognition of qualifications; lack of work references and Australian employment experience.

Entrepreneurship
Lack of ability to access support to become familiar with systems, knowledge and networks to start own business in Australia.

Food security
Lack of income for many asylum seekers and refugees on low incomes is a daily issue for prioritising seeking employment, transport, children’s needs and food

Health

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over 1 year ago

Newsletter : 06/04/2016

Webinars, DevPost and Pitch Ceremony

Less than 10 days to the Techfugees Hackathon. I hope you are as excited as we are!

Important Webinar
Never been to a hackathon? Not sure what to expect for this one? We are hosting webinars prior to the hackathon to take you through how to work with the former refugee community in co-designing solutions and answer any questions you might have. 
 

Sign up for one of the information sessions
11.30am Tuesday, 12 April or  6.00pm Thursday, 14 April


Submitting Your Solutions
At the end of the weekend, you'll need to submit your work via DevPost. Here,…

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over 1 year ago

Techfugees Melbourne Newsletter : 24/03/2016

Welcome

Thanks for signing up to attend the Techfugees Melbourne Hackathon!

We want to ensure everyone has an great time so here are just a few important house-keeping items.

Quick Survey

Please complete this survey so that we are aware of your needs around food allergies, prayer rooms, transportation etc.

COMPLETE HACKATHON SURVEY

Waitlist
We have been overwhelmed by response to the event. We definitely won't be able to release additional tickets due to venue capacity and insurance. If your plans change and you can not make the hackathon after all, please cancel your ticket so that we can release the spot…

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over 1 year ago

Tech hackathon to help refugees settle in Australia is coming to Melbourne

Terrific coverage about TechFugees Melbourne in StartupSmart recently.

http://www.startupsmart.com.au/news-analysis/local/tech-hackathon-to-help-refugees-settle-in-australia-is-coming-to-melbourne/

Tech hackathon to help refugees settle in Australia is coming to Melbourne

The Melbourne tech and startup sectors will be uniting in April to come up with innovative new ways to help refugees settle in the community. 

The Techfugees hackathon follows a similar event in Sydney in November last year that saw 150 founders, entrepreneurs, developers and investors team up with NGOs and refugees to formulate new ideas and startups.

Angel investor and former refugee Shelli Trung is organising the event in conjunction with the Sydney team, and says Melbourne is the…

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