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Kingston Council promotes innovation through Smart Cities Hackathon

13 October 2017

Kingston Council is joining forces with some of Australia’s best and brightest minds to host Australia’s first Smart Cities Blockchain Hackathon. 

Local tech enthusiasts, students and businesses are invited to enter for a chance to share in $12,000 in prize money.

Westall Secondary College are sending along a team of coding students to take part in the event, which features Silicon Valley tech leader Dr. Jonathan Reichtal one of the world’s top 100 Chief Information Officers.

Kingston Mayor David Eden said SmartCitiesHack Melboourne will bring together Australia's brightest minds to solve common problems for growing cities.

“Whether you're a developer, designer, town planner, student or business executive, join us at SmartCitiesHack Melbourne 2017 to develop innovative solutions to enable smart cities in Australia,” Cr Eden said.

“Teams are invited to tackle any issue and use emerging technologies to benefit our city and its citizens”

“Kingston is proud to sponsor this event that will help explore new ideas to improve our communities through technology.”

 The SmartCities Hackathon is on 20-22 October at RMIT University.

 Details: smartcitieshack.org

 

 

 

 

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