In 2015 the TAC is partnering with Pausefest, Australia's biggest digital innovation festival – to run a one-day Hackathon which will see entrepreneurs, creative directors, and technology experts come together to dissect a road safety issue and find a solution to it.
The Hackathon, titled Pause the Road Toll, will call on participants to listen to a road safety brief on the issue and brainstorm technology-based ideas that could contribute to a reduction in road crashes.
Hackathons started in the mid to late 2000s as a way for technologists to quickly develop new and innovative software solutions. They have quickly become a go-to event for entrepreneurs seeking to collaborate with like-minded people on issues that could be solved with new technology. Traditionally, Hackathons run for one day and involve an initial brief on a specific problem, followed by time allocated to allow participants to brainstorm potential technological solutions to that problem.
The winning idea will be awarded $75,000 worth of prizes, including $5000 cash and a $70,000 incubation fund to help further develop their idea.
The event will take place on Friday, 13 February at ACMI studios in Melbourne.
For more details visit the event page on the Pausefest website.