MEC Mining is actively supporting and encouraging innovation in the resources sector by taking part in the second, annual Unearthed: Brisbane Hackathon.
Launched nationally in 2015 and internationally this year, Unearthed is a unique 54-hour event focused on the resources sector. It will see software developers, designers and industry insiders unite to develop prototype solutions to industry problems.
Technology innovators and entrepreneurs will get the chance to test themselves against their peers for big cash prizes and glory, not to mention potential job opportunities. Participants will work on proprietary industry data, as well as data from government partners.
It’s MEC’s first time at Unearthed: Brisbane Hackathon, which will see up to 100 people converge at River City Labs, Fortitude Valley – Brisbane’s top co-working space and hub of the thriving start-up community – from today –Friday, March 4 until Sunday, March 6.
MEC participants include: Senior Mining Consultant and Project Lead Tim Cooper, mining engineer Alex Hansen and Jamie Jongebloed and WorkingMouse founder Eban Escott and his team.
“MEC is really looking forward to entering Unearthed: Brisbane Hackathon for the first time and putting our good skills to the test,” Mr Cooper said.
“It will be really fantastic to be a part of Unearthed’s constant flow of new and innovative technology and ideas – especially in light of the mining downturn, when the resources sector needs to be really looking at best, smart practice.”
Unearthed: Brisbane Hackathon judges include River City Labs founder, investor and mentor and Shark Tank TV star Steve Baxter and Newcrest Mining Chief Transformation Officer Brad Sampson. Meanwhile, keynote speakers and mentors include Fewzion Business Development Director Paul Moynagh.