AI Hackathon 2024

Registrations are now open!

We’re hosting the 2024 AI Hackathon across Aotearoa and the South Pacific.


Join us and solve real-world environmental problems with AI. You’ll learn new skills, create connections, make an impact and network with mentors.

Each hackathon team will pitch to a judging panel and regional winners will be announced. Our national judging panel will then select finalists to pitch their idea at the 2024 Aotearoa AI Summit, 11 September in Auckland.

Auckland - I

Auckland - I

8-9 August 2024

Waikato

Waikato

8-9 August 2024

Christchurch

Christchurch

8-9 August 2024

Tauranga

Tauranga

8-9 August 2024

Otago

Otago

8-9 August 2024

Wellington

Wellington

8-9 August 2024

Auckland - II

Auckland - II

9-10 August 2024

All locations

All locations

8-9 August 2024 (Online)

How it works

Each location hosts a 48 hour hackathon. All pitches are recorded and winners are selected in each location. Our judging panel will then select finalists to pitch their idea at the Aotearoa AI Summit on 11 September in Auckland. The Summit audience will then vote for their favourite solution and the award winning team will be announced.

What is the challenge?

From protecting water resources, fighting climate change, reducing pollution, managing land use, preserving biodiversity and improving the ways we experience our own environments, we’re solving real-world problems.

Check out last year’s highlights

Including the prize haul!

8 May

Registrations open

Register for one of our Hackathon events throughout Aotearoa and the South Pacific. If you are an experienced hacker you can join online.

25 June

Essential information launch

Don’t miss out on receiving all the details you need, including example problems to solve, logistics, datasets and more.
9 July and 23 July

Live Q&A sessions

Join us online and have your questions answered. From rules of engagement, ideas, problems to solve, datasets and technology, we’ve got you covered.

08-11 August

AI Hackathon

Our four day festival features 48 hour hackathons across multiple locations. Each team will present their solution to a judging panel and location winners will be announced.
14 August

Judging Day

Our judging panel will select finalists to pitch their idea at the 2024 Aotearoa AI Summit, 11 September in Auckland.

11 September

Aotearoa AI Summit

Finalists will pitch at the Aotearoa AI Summit in Auckland. The audience will then vote and the national award winning team will be announced.

Registrations open

Essential Information

Live Q & A sessions

AI Hackathon

Judging Day

Aotearoa AI Summit

What else do I need to know?

Prior to our hackathon festival we will be hosting live Q&A sessions and providing useful resources to help you prepare. 

 

Hackathons are a safe place for a diverse range of people to unite and solve problems. Building a team with a variety of skills will help ensure your success.

Do I need a team or can individuals enter?

When you register, let us know if you’re entering a team or as an individual. 

Hackathon News (2)

Are you a year 12 or 13 student?

WIN a $5,000 scholarship!

The School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (SCMS) at the University of Waikato proudly announces the inaugural SCMS Artificial Intelligence (AI) Hackathon Award.

Proud Supporters

hear from our attendees

“Being a part of this experience was nothing short of phenomenal, as I had the privilege to collaborate with some of the sharpest minds out there. Together, we embarked on a quest to cook up innovative solutions and dive deep into the exciting world of AI, all while uniting our efforts to combat pressing global issues. The event saw teams pouring their hearts and souls into the challenges, resulting in a whirlwind of astonishing ideas and unwavering teamwork.”

“It was such an enriching experience for the last two intense days when we delved into our environmental problem, came up with the solution and presented the concept. It was lots of brain power, discussions, reflection and of course laughter with my wonderful team members.

There are heaps of learnings from the innovative minds in the rooms and expanding my connections with brilliant, passionate participants and supportive mentors. Thank you AI Forum NZ, She Sharp, and academyEX for curating such a meaningful and engaging event that bridges AI with real-world impact.”

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“The two-day event brought together brilliant minds passionate about AI technology and the environment, with a shared goal of finding innovative solutions to address pressing environmental challenges.

As a judge, I had the privilege of witnessing outstanding pitches and solutions presented by the participating teams. The level of creativity, technical expertise, and problem-solving skills displayed by each team was truly inspiring.”

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