As someone who'd originally trained as an Allied Health professional, but took a sideways turn into a technology career, I've had a long-held interest with seeing how well graduates emerge from their studies with the right levels of digital literacy to help boost their career and productivity. We saw some interesting results in the 2015 Central Coast Startup Weekend, with local Uni of Newcastle students jumping at the chance to participate in a local hackathon in Gosford, travelling down from Newcastle to participate.
For 2016, I've decided to build on that by running a dedicated hackathon at the University of Newcastle that combines ICT, Design, Business and Health students into a cross-disciplinary event that we've called Hacking HealthTech. With two 2015 ICT graduates from UoN taking up UX and Software Engineering roles at Atlassian, fresh into their post-IPO journey on the NASDAQ, it seems like a great time to expose more people to contemporary platforms that support great teamwork. With Atlassian now running on NASDAQ with the TEAM ticker, we think they're a great fit as event partners.
Atlassian's mission is to unleash the potential in every team. Our software helps teams organize, discuss and complete their work. All of our product categories are focused on teams and the work teams do together.
It's time to till the soil, sow the seeds and add some sunshine to create the next generation of health technology entrepreneurs as part of our own #ideasboom focus for the Hunter and Central Coast regions.
Our mission? Grow the capacity of UoN ICT, Design, Business and Health students to collaborate on joint technology projects, with the guidance of experienced clinicians, mentors and carers/consumers for well targeted + responsive initiatives, leveraging contemporary technology platforms.