Financial inclusion hackathon for salvation army

ThE legacy project hackathon

smart cities week pre-conference hackathon at the city of canterbury bankstown focusing on how can the community help the most marginaliSed be engaged in the city's smart cities journey?

CLIMACTIC - climate change for local communities - Govhack 2018 entry

The seductive lure of govhack enticed me yet again with its promise of deep crust pizza, tepid black coffee, and room ripened with that bouquet, that whiff of highly intelligent people crammed into a small space without that somewhat staple requisite – fresh air. How could that be missed??? Goodbye children, goodbye wife, hello to my annual pilgrimage, to my weekend sojourn, to my second life.

solving business problems using a creative voice

was asked why I have been focusing on participating in hackathons with a focus on social impact last year and this. I thought about it for a while. Did I want to answer in terms of what we had been doing or why we were doing it? This this was my response.
An event that was two days in its execution but many months in the planning provided fourteen eager teams, Westpac and its partners a unique and fruitful opportunity to have a glimpse of future, a view of the art of the possible, perhaps sometimes improbable with Blockchain.


"It's too easy to turn to crime as a way to survive. To turn to drugs and alcohol to mask the pain." - Dwaine & Ozone

What I learnt as a mentor and part of facilitation team for a big data hackathon with ANZ Bank and UNSW

"Experts often possess more data than judgment" - Colin Powell (KIND OF IRONIC IN HINDSIGHT)
"In youth and beauty - wisdom is but rare!" Homer

Pitch perfect - the art and science of pitching

"All great speakers were bad speakers at first". ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
"People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don't have a middle or end anymore. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning" - Steven Spielberg
Undermine their pompous authority, reject their moral standards, make anarchy and disorder your trademarks. Cause as much chaos and disruption as possible but don’t let them take you ALIVE.― Sid Vicious

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