Events

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What the Heck Is a Hackathon Anyway?
A Lincoln Hub Breakfast Info Session with Creative HQ

Thursday 26 October
8.00am - 9.30am

Fitzgerald Room
Plant and Food Research
Gerald Street
Lincoln

Parking on site.

Come and learn all about the mysterious event known as the “Hackathon”, and discover how you could be part of the upcoming Feed the World 2030: Power of Plants Hackathon in Christchurch on the weekend of 2-3 December. Teams will form at the hackathon, ideas will be hatched and developed, and solutions pitched in front of a live panel of judges for a chance to win bragging rights and prizes — not to mention bushels and bushels of fun.

Creative HQ’s very own Katy McLean and Shawn O’Keefe will share details and answer your questions about how to get involved and the outcomes from these intensive design sessions. Come and learn how to get the most out of this fun and innovative format!

Find out more about Feed the World 2030: Power of Plants Hackathon.

 

Feed the World 2030: Power of Plants Hackathon

Saturday 2 December - Sunday 3 December
8.00am - 8.00pm

Te Kete Ika, Lincoln University, Ellesmere Junction Rd, Lincoln, Christchurch

Lincoln Hub has teamed up with the Foundation for Arable Research (FAR), AgMARDT & Callaghan Innovation to create a unique challenge, powered by Lincoln University & Creative HQ.

Food presents some of the most dauntingly complex problems around. No good solution can be designed without a careful understanding of the users and interconnected environmental, farming, processing and supply systems.

From pea and insect proteins to synthetic milks and alternative “meats,” the food technology revolution is well underway. Is New Zealand ready to take part in this food movement? How can we sustainably feed our planet’s rapidly-growing population (8.5 billion by 2030)? How can we innovate to create New Zealand’s future agricultural and food industries? Are plant-based protein solutions part of the answer?

Join us for a weekend in Christchurch to shape the future of what we eat and what we grow. Teams will form, ideas will be hatched and developed, and solutions pitched in front of a live panel of judges for a chance to win bragging rights and prizes — not to mention bushels and bushels of fun.

FREE to Attend (Registration required)
Accommodation Options Available

The Power of Plants Hackathon Experience:

Saturday, 2 December (8am-8pm)
• Welcoming Remarks
• Weekend Overview & Innovation Fundamentals
• Pitching of Ideas
• Team Formation Activity
• Get Down to Work
• Lunch
• More Work! More Fun!
• Dinner & Networking

Sunday, 3 December (8am-8pm)
• Morning Coffee & Work Cont’d
• Lunch
• Slides Due!
• Team Presentations
• Nibbles & Networking
• Prize-giving, Closing Remarks & Next Steps

Please note: we’ll feed and water participants throughout the weekend, so no need to bring lunch or dinner.

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