TADHack Auckland

Auckland 2017

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23 – 24 September

Registration is now closed for TADHack Auckland.


Oracle Auckland Office

Level 4 Oracle House, 162 Victoria St W,



Saturday 23 September

  • 9AM Arrive and sponsor presentations
  • Noon-1PM Lunch
  • 6PM Close

Sunday 24 September

  • 9AM Arrive
  • Noon-1PM Lunch
  • 2-4PM Pitches
  • 5PM Prize awards and drinks

Live at TADHack ANZ

Saturday 23 September

  • 11:00am
    QUT Foundry – Introductions and who are they? Speaking with Angela Dahlke and Graham Fellows, the community managers of QUT Foundry.
  • 11:30am
    Trumbull Unmanned – They are out here as part of Advanced QLD program HotDesQ. Trumbull Unmanned safely integrates and flies drones in challenging and austere environments to collect and analyze data. http://www.trumbullunmanned.com
  • 12:00pm
    Zero Day Solutions (BNE) – They are a Brisbane based cybersecurity company. We are computer security researchers who focus on long-term security strategies for our clients. https://zerodaysolutions.net/
  • 12:30pm
    Dr Monique Mann is a lecturer at the School of Justice, and a member of the Crime and Justice Research Centre (CJRC) and the Intellectual Property and Innovation Law (IPIL) Research Group, in the Faculty of Law at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Monique is advancing a program of socio-legal research on the intersecting topics of police technology, transnational policing and surveillance. http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/mannm3/
  • 1:00pm
    Dr Matthew Rimmer is a Professor in Intellectual Property and Innovation Law at the Faculty of Law, at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He is a leader of the QUT Intellectual Property and Innovation Law research program, and a member of the QUT Digital Media Research Centre (QUT DMRC) the QUT Australian Centre for Health Law Research (QUT ACHLR), and the QUT International Law and Global Governance Research Program. Rimmer has published widely on copyright law and information technology, patent law and biotechnology, access to medicines, plain packaging of tobacco products, intellectual property and climate change, and Indigenous Intellectual Property. http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/rimmer/
  • 1:30pm
    Kara Burns has just finished a PhD Candidate investigating the role of the patient generated health data and its effect on patient engagement and reflecting the patient experience. Why patient engagement? Apart from being dubbed the ‘blockbuster drug of the century’ research shows that engaged patients are cheaper for the health system and have better health outcomes.
  • 2:00pm
    Prof Rafael Gomez (GER) is co-leader of the Design Fabrication Theme for the QUT Design Lab and is a prominent researcher in the field of emotional experience, wearable tech and 3D printing. He is also coordinator of second year Industrial Design, School of Design, Creative Industries Faculty at QUT. http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/gomezr/

Sunday 24 September

  • 11:00am
    muru-D – Introductions and who are they? Speaking with Julie Trell, the CEO of muru-D
  • 11:30am
    SiteSee (BNE) – SiteSee’s web accessible software as a service (SaaS) enables clients to remotely visualise and analyse their critical infrastructure within an interactive real-world environment. Make informed decisions, reduce costs and improve safety by accurately understanding the true condition of your infrastructure without leaving the office. http://www.sitesee.com.au/
  • 12:00pm
    Travello App (BNE) was the brainchild of two avid travellers, Ryan and Mark. They noticed there was no efficient way for travellers to connect with other travellers when they arrived at a destination. And also no way to communicate with travellers in the location they were heading to. Facebook just wasn’t cutting it! http://www.travelloapp.com
  • 12:30pm
    Abyss Solutions (SYD) – The founders of Abyss strongly believe that the last exploration frontier, the oceans, are a gold mine of challenges that their combined skills and vision can solve. Before going to the depths of Mariana trench, Abyss tackled issues closer to home in the form of urban water infrastructure inspection and maintenance. This application is critical to the sustainability and safety of all cities and towns. http://abysssolutions.co/
  • 1:00pm
    FluroSat (ADL) combines state-of-the-art remote sensing technology and sophisticated analysis pipelines to provide solutions to compelling problems of modern crop production, such as stress identification, efficient resource inputs and maintenance of yield. https://www.flurosat.com/

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Helping organisations that help many families affected by children with medical conditions. There are plenty of not-for-profit organisations that help engage and educate children about different medical journeys like cancer. They rely heavily on the generosity of its volunteers. They also use storytelling through shows using actors and puppets. There is an opportunity to extend the reach of these productions through the use of technology providing a similar experience for children and their families. It will allow these organisations to help more families, not just in urban regions but also rural regions as well. Please help bring optimism and resilience to these families living through one of the most traumatic times of their lives.

In many different community organisations like Farmers, Football Teams, Country Women’s Association, there is limited IT and digital know-how to really support these organisations. It relies heavily on the volunteers of the community and their individual Know-How. This is easier to urban where there are jobs where IT is common or is part of the everyday life. However, in other regions like in rural areas, this capability is alot harder to come across. Facebook is great, but we are finding that facebook for community, registrations, video conferencing and meetings and presentations is not the right platform. There is an opportunity for communities to connect and collaborate beyond the monthly or yearly country show or get-together. Please help these communities and families to be more connected to their friends.

Our rural communities are not as connected as in the cities. The ability to connect to MyHealthRecord or any other electronic health record for that matter can be challenging. Health information is important to store and share for the wellbeing of the community. There is an opportunity to help people store the health records in a ‘simple’ way and have it connect to services like Royal Flying Doctors Service or Care Flight.

The main factors to consider are:

a) traditional computer hardware is too complicated – needing some more simple

b) battery powered unit would be great – power is not always reliable and

c) working offline and network sync’ing capability would be great – network is not always reliable.