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Smart Cities are Connected Cities

Starting Friday 20th October and running till Sunday 22nd, the Blockchain Association of Australia is hosting the SmartCitiesHack Melbourne hackathon. SmartCitiesHack Melbourne brings together the brightest minds to develop innovative solutions, utilising IOT, Blockchain and Big Data to introduce smart technology to solve real world problems, in one of Australia’s largest cities.

The hackathon will be held at RMIT University, in Melbourne’s CBD.
Blockchain Association of Australia members can register for $65

Blockchain Association of Australia student members can register for $35

Non members can register for $115

Students (non members) can register for $70

Keynote speaker for Hackathon Dr. Jonathan Reichental

Short Bio: Dr. Jonathan Reichental, currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Palo Alto, is a multiple award-winning technology leader whose 25-year career has spanned both the private and public sectors. In 2017, he was named one of the top 100 CIOs in the world and in 2016 he was named one of the top 20 most influential CIO’s in the United States. Dr. Reichental is also recognized as a global thought leader on a number of emerging trends including urban innovation and blockchain technology. In 2013 he was recognized as one of the 25 doers, dreamers, and drivers in government in America. He also won a best CIO in Silicon Valley award and a national IT leadership prize. His innovative work in government has also been recognized by the White House. Dr. Reichental works with his teams to apply technology innovation in organizations to create new value and to enable work to be more meaningful and fun. He is a popular writer, including recently co-authoring The Apps Challenge Playbook and he is a frequent public speaker on a wide range of technology and business-related topics. He co-hosts the popular podcast, Drinking Wine Talking Tech.

If you are interested in finding our more then please come along to our information session on October 12th

Tickets can be purchased online @ SmartCitiesHack.org

Friday 20th October 5pm – Kickoff
5:30pm – Opening by government (official to be confirmed)
5:40pm – Intro to the hackathon by City of Melbourne official (tbc)
5:50pm – Keynote speaker – Jonathan Reichental
6:10pm – Introducing problem statement- Panel tbc
6:45pm – Dinner and hackathon begins
All day Saturday 21st October – Keep on hacking!
Presentations throughout the day

Sunday 22nd October 9am Hackathon ends / Breakfast
10am – Team pitches begin
2:30pm – Judges deliberate on team pitches
3pm – Closing remarks

For further information about the event, please email contact@blockchain.asn.au and visit http://SmartCitiesHack.org