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Australian New Zealand Defence Force Hackathon Announced

ACS joins as execution partner for #Shockproof 15-17 May 2020

7 May 2020 – For immediate release

ACS, the professional association for Australia’s technology sector, has joined as execution partner for the ANZDF virtual hackathon #Shockproof being held 15-17 May 2020.

All crises situations require whole-of-nation coordination and decision support to mobilise resources.

With recent shocks such as bushfires, floods and now COVID-19, #Shockproof is focused on enhancing resilience in supply chains and building sovereign capability.

#Shockproof looks to bring together the ingenuity of the ANZAC spirit and inspires the Trans-Tasman innovation that we need now.

This ANZDF Hack is open to Australians or New Zealanders, or their organisations to participate. Previous participating organisations have included start-ups and microbusiness, consultants, small to medium business and their representative industry associations, with the virtual hackathon providing a pathway to become part of the wider defence innovation ecosystem.

ACS CEO Andrew Johnson said “ACS was privileged to be invited to participate, and we encourage all our members and other stakeholders from the technology sector and innovation ecosystem to get involved and apply your problem solving skills to building solutions in the national interest.”

Registration is open through




Further information

Troy Steer

Director of Corporate Affairs and Public Policy

M – 0417 173 740

E – [email protected]


About ACS

ACS is the professional association for Australia's technology sector. More than 43,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. ACS strives technology professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on technology and related matters. Visit for more information.