Ever dreamed of becoming the next startup success story? Have an everyday problem in your life that you want to solve? At the MAC Hack Sprint, you will collaborate with others to turn your ideas into reality!

Our Hack Sprint is open to everyone, anywhere with any experience level! Never done a Hackathon before? No stress! This event is for you:)

There is no theme for this hackathon. We want your imaginations to run wild!

The MAC Hack Sprint will be split into two parts.

  • Week 1: Learn Week We will have informative workshops and demos from our sponsors where you can develop new skills, as well as social nights where you can make new friends and share your ideas.
  • Week 2: Build Week In teams of 4-6, you will develop a solution with support from industry mentors. At the end of the week, you will submit your project to our panel of industry judges and the winners will be announced at our final showcase event.

Our aim is to give students practical experience and provide networking opportunities with our industry sponsors, including SalesForce, Deloitte, Microsoft and more.

MAC Hack Sprint will run over the Winter break from 5th - 16th July (Don't worry, its not 24/7 and you can still enjoy your holiday!)

It's like a Hackathon but with a lot less stress and a lot more sleep!

See the Hack Sprint website for more info: https://monashcoding.com/hacksprint


Our hackathon is open to students from any university in Australia and will be be run virtually so you can participate from anywhere!

  • Current student enrolled at any Australian University
  • Do not have to be Melbourne based


All teams are required to:

  1. A one sentence elevator pitch describing what your project is.
  2. A brief 300 word description of the project, including the problem you wanted to solve, your solution, how you built it, and any challenges you ran into.
  3. A link to your GitHub repository (remember to make it publicly visible!)
  4. A 3 minute video pitch (upload it to YouTube and submit the link)
  5. Optionally, include any images or extra demos that will help the judges when reviewing your project.

The judges will choose the the top 5 teams to be finalists who will present a live pitch at the final showcase event on Friday afternoon of Build Week.

Hackathon Sponsors


$2,250 in prizes

1st Place

$1000 cash prize

2nd Place

$500 cash prize

3rd Place

$250 cash prize

Deloitte Prize

$250 cash prize

Theme/criteria TBA

Crowd Favourite

$25 Uber Eats voucher for each member on the team

Best First Year Team

$100 cash prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Terence Huynh

Terence Huynh
Software Engineer at Atlassian and Founder of UNIHACK

Matthew Timms

Matthew Timms
Lead Developer at Additive Assurance

Sridhar Chandrasekaran

Sridhar Chandrasekaran
Release Train Engineer at Accenture

Sohrab Hosseini

Sohrab Hosseini
Principal at Deloitte Platform Engineering

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity and Innovation
    We are looking for creative and innovative ideas! Is the idea original, realistic, and what problem is it solving?
  • Technical Depth
    We want to see you challenge yourself! Is the build technically interesting? Have you used frameworks and libraries relevant in today's tech industry?
  • Realisation and Implementation of Ideas
    We want to see your solution come to life! Is your build working and is it user-friendly?
  • Quality of Pitch
    Present your solution in an engaging and creative way! How well can you sell your idea and get us on board?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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