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Get Good Done

Weekend Ideas Hackathon Event 3-5 May 2019

  • Want to shape the future and make a difference in the world?
  • Is social innovation your thing?
  • Do you care about people, society and their wellbeing?
  • Are you an eco-warrior and planet protector?

Get involved and Get Good Done! Your ideas can change the world.

Get Good Done

Weekend Ideas Hackathon Event 3-5 May 2019

  • Want to shape the future and make a difference in the world?
  • Is social innovation your thing?
  • Do you care about people, society and their wellbeing?
  • Are you an eco-warrior and planet protector?

Get involved and Get Good Done! Your ideas can change the world.


About

Get Good Done is a free weekend ideas hackathon taking place at the University of Auckland.

It’s your chance to create ideas to solve the biggest environmental, social, and cultural issues of our time in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

If you feel passionate about making a difference, join us at Get Good Done. You’ll connect with others also interested in making a difference, ideate solutions, learn tools to develop your ideas, work in teams, get the support of mentors and facilitators. You’ll also have a lot of fun along the way.

Get Good Done has been designed to be fast-paced. You have one weekend to ideate, brainstorm and will be supported to find solutions to complex and difficult universal problems. Even better, you will be a part of a community of people who like you, want to change the world.

Check out this story about our 2018 programme: Ideas hackathon gets good done

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Who is it designed for?

Students and staff from all faculties

Students and staff from all faculties

Students and staff from all University of Auckland faculties, disciplines and levels. From creatives to technologists, scientists to arts students, the future of our world needs you all.

Students and staff wanting to make a difference

Students and staff wanting to make a difference

Students and staff who are passionate about social, environmental or cultural issues, curious about social innovation and want to make an impact on the world.

Students and staff wanting to connect with others who share their interests

Students and staff wanting to connect with others who share their interests

Join a group of like-minded people who are also taking the first steps in their journey to create change in the world. Make friends for the weekend or friends for life!

Programme structure

Get Good Done is based around the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals – goals that will end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all, in our lifetime!

On the Friday night, participants are encouraged to pitch their ideas for projects that solve the gnarly issues of our time.

Participants then form teams around the ideas that they feel most passionate about.

Over the following 48 hours, you will build your ideas into real life projects and ventures.

You’ll be exposed to tools and frameworks to help you and your team develop, hone and validate your ideas, and get plenty of support from mentors and advisors.

The event culminates on Sunday afternoon with a pitch session to a panel of judges for feedback and a well-deserved celebration.

Make no mistake, Get Good Done will be a fast-paced, high energy, action orientated event. To change the world, it takes guts and stamina. There will be long days over the weekend; but your effort and energy will pay off. You will also have a lot of fun along the way. At the end of the weekend, you’ll have honed and developed your idea, and have a clear pathway for how you can Get Good Gone.

For those of you keen to continue with your venture idea after the weekend, we can offer you follow up support to take your venture forward.

 

Dates and times you will need to be able to commit to be involved
Friday 3 May 2019 5pm – 11pm
Saturday 4 May 2019 8am – 11pm
Sunday 5 May 2019 8am – 7.30pm

 

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Make the most of Unleash Space!

Get Good Done is hosted by the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and will take place at Unleash Space; the University’s inspirational innovation and entrepreneurship hub.

Unleash Space includes a state-of-the-art Create and Maker Space to create, experiment and rapid prototype your ideas. The space is completed with collaboration and event spaces, meeting rooms and break out areas.

In order to ensure that you can get the most out of the exciting tools, technology and machinery in the Create and Maker Space over the weekend ideas hackathon, we require all Get Good Done participants to gain access before the hackathon weekend.

Gaining access to the Create and Maker Space is easy:

  1. Read the Code of Conduct
  2. Take the online quiz – you require 13/15 to pass
  3. Book and attend a 45 minute Orientation session.

Find out more information here.

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What will I get out of this programme?

This is a truly exhilarating experience. Come and be part of an accelerated learning environment that uses your creativity and problem solving skills to make a positive impact!

  • Gain knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which is a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future set by the United Nations.   
  • Collaborate with and get to meet new people. Expand your networks with people from a variety of backgrounds and study disciplines who all have the common goal of wanting to Get Good Done. You will challenge your thinking and be amazed by what you achieve.
  • Ideate solutions, learn new skills and tools, and build real-life projects and ventures that make a difference to our world.
  • Take part in workshops and mentoring in a fast-paced, high energy collaborative environment.
  • Meet and get support and advice from industry experts who will be your advisers and mentors throughout the programme.  

You will get a certificate acknowledging your participation in the Get Good Done programme. This is also a great experience to highlight on your LinkedIn profile and to note on your CV to demonstrate the skills learned to potential employers. There will also be a range of spot prizes and competitions throughout the weekend to keep you and your team motivated!

 

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How to apply

Applications for the 2019 programme have closed. Details of the next programme will be announced closer to the date

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Sponsor

Thanks to our sponsor the Ministry of Youth Development (MYD).

Get Good Done is part-funded by MYD through their Youth Enterprise and Entrepreneurship – Programmes and Services Fund.

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Ministry of Youth Development

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