Sydney Hackathon is a 24 hour application development competition aimed at fostering innovation and creativity among developers and designers utilising open source APIs. Now there are abundant sources of ‘open data’ provided by companies and organisations with rich data sets. We encourage all student developers and professional developers to participate to create new applications for science and for knowledge.
Sydney Hackathon 2011 is jointly organised by Sydney University IT Society, University of Sydney School of Information Technologies and Elsevier.
Dr James Curran, Senior Lecturer and Researcher, University of Sydney
James Alexander, President 2011, Sydney University Information Technology Society (SUITS)
Jukka Valimaki, Management Associate, Elsevier Developer Network
Beverley Chay, Account Manager, Elsevier Science & Technology, Australia and New Zealand, Elsevier
Scott Robbins, Senior software engineer, Elsevier Developer Network
Ben Rubin, Product Manager, SciVerse Applications
Stephanie Borgman, Student Programs, Google Sydney
Brett Morgan Developer Programs Engineer, Google Sydney
About the University of Sydney
The University of Sydney is a public university located in Sydney, New South Wales. Founded in 1850, it is the oldest university in Australia and Oceania. The University of Sydney is unique among Australia’s leading universities in the breadth of disciplines it offers, providing wide opportunities for personal development and cross-disciplinary study that delivers unique insights and breakthroughs. The University of Sydney students and researchers come from all over the world and all backgrounds to prepare for a life of challenge and change.
The University of Sydney consistently ranks amongst the top three universities in Australia and Oceania. In 2010, it was ranked 37th in the world in the QS World University Rankings. The University of Sydney is a member of Australia’s Group of Eight, Academic Consortium 21, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and the Worldwide Universities Network.
About the School of Information Technologies
The University of Sydney is the first university in Australia to have a computing science department. In 2001, the Department of Computer Science was renamed the School of Information Technologies in recognition of the size and quality of the programs offered by and research conducted in the area.
The School of Information Technologies at the University of Sydney is one of Australia’s leading academic and research institutions in information technology. Committed to excellence in research, teaching and consultancy.
Research activities are strongly focussed in the areas of algorithmics and applications, enterprise computing, human centred computing and IT applications in health care. Much of our research is interdisciplinary and internationally collaborative.
The School of Information Technologies has a purpose built building with state of the art facilities, maintaining its position as a key teaching and research institution in the Asia Pacific Region.
Discover more about our undergraduate programs and research here.
As the world’s leading provider of science and health information, Elsevier serves more than 30 million scientists, students and health and information professionals worldwide. We help customers advance science and health by providing world-class information and innovative tools that help them make critical decisions, enhance productivity and improve outcomes.
- Who we are: A global company headquartered in Amsterdam, employing more than 7,000 people in 24 countries.
- Partners: A global community of 7,000 journal editors, 70,000 editorial board members, 300,000 reviewers and 600,000 authors.
- In the community: We are a founding publisher of global programs that provide free or low-cost access to science and health information in the developing world.
- History: Elsevier’s roots are in journal and book publishing, where we have fostered the peer-review process for more than 125 years. Today we are driving innovation by delivering authoritative content with cutting-edge technology, allowing our customers to find the answers they need quickly.
- Products: Elsevier develops online information solutions that help professionals achieve better outcomes. We publish around 2,000 journals and close to 20,000 books and major reference works.
Hosted by OrionVM
Sydney Hackathon is hosted by OrionVM, a start-up, based in Sydney, who are members of the Sydney University IT Society. They offer one of the worlds fastest and Australia’s highest performing cloud computing platform.