From Idea to Prototype on Resource Challenges in just a Weekend

Unearthed is a 54-hour open innovation event focused on the resources sector. Software developers, engineers, designers, data scientists and industry insiders will come together to develop prototype solutions to resources sector problems.

San Francisco will play host to the first Unearthed event from 23-25 September at Galvanize, SoMa.

This event will feature global challenges and data from the mining and resources sector, offering participants real opportunities to solve massive industry challenges going forward.

 

The top team on the challenge from Caterpillar at Unearthed San Francisco will also be awarded the opportunity of having a video presentation of their solution filmed and presented at MINExpo (26-28 September).  The team will gather at the conclusion of the hackathon to film a demonstration of their solution. This short video will be shown on stage at MINExpo to the ten's of thousands of guests, as presented by Unearthed and Caterpillar.

 


Prizes


1st Prize

US$1500

+ Invitation to join the AWS Activate startup program with USD$3000 of AWS credits and other great benefits

Winner: Miner

2nd Prize

US$1000

+ Invitation to join the AWS Activate startup program with USD$2000 of AWS credits and other great benefits

Winner: Hermes

Young Innovator Award

US$750

+ Invitation to join the AWS Activate startup program with USD$1000 of AWS credits and other great benefits

The Young Innovator Award is presented to the top team with an average age under 25 years.

Winner: Great Mines Think Alike

People's Choice Award

The People's Choice Award is voted by their peers at the event on the final pitch night.

Prizes include tech hardware and products for all team members.

Winner: Hermes


Judges


Roberto ortega

Roberto Ortega
Innovation & Digital Manager, Caterpillar

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Cleve Lightfoot
Head of Innovation, BHP Billiton

Patrick eggen

Patrick Eggen
Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures

Jason leith

Jason Leith
Global Account Manager, Mining & Resources, Amazon Web Services

Miriam

Miriam Stanborough
Innovation Manager, Iluka Resources