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ACS supports #SheHacks Melbourne 2016

Thursday, 04 Aug 2016

Hackolades, SheCounts, these were just some of the brilliant ideas that came out of Girl Geek Academy #SheHacks event in Melbourne on the 24th July. Australia’s first all-female hackathon.

What is Shehacks? An all-female hackathon, now in its third year, Shehacks is a great opportunity for girls to come together to eat great food (like robot cupcakes), learn new skills, test new business ideas and meet new people to build the internet with. Sound like fun? The ACS sponsored this year’s #shehacks event and were blown away by the new generation of Tech professionals, the skills and creativity brought on by the hackers (developers), hipsters (designers) and hustlers (marketers /business /subject matter expert /sales) were truly remarkable.

Starting Friday evening, seven teams of sensational women spent the whole weekend together sharing ideas, brainstorming and developing apps that provided a purpose to the community.
Sarah Moran and the team at Girl Geek Academy did an absolute fantastic effort in bringing such an inspiring space to Melbourne.

ACS Victoria would like to congratulate all who participated and of course the competition winners who are listed below.

First Place
Hackolades – a place where creative coders can share their work in a collaborative environment that also celebrates great work

Runner Up
SheCounts – a network and community that facilitates the transition for women in tech returning to work after having children, by upskilling and supporting mothers

Creativity Prize
Sticks and Stone – an app for primary school children through to pre-teens for learning the impact language has on others. 

SheHacks 2016 Pictured above: ACS Staff member Jessica Bircsak with the Girl Geek Academy team and Minister Philip Dalidakis, Minister for Small Business, Innovation & Trade