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, and industry insiders will come together to develop prototype solutions to one of several different challenges on offer from global resources companies. Unearthed participants will have a chance to work on proprietary industry data as well as data from our government partners.

Significant cash prizes and opportunities up for grabs. More information on the event and the full Unearthed program can be found at


Get your tickets for the hackathon here! 

Jump on the Sydney Slack Channel for all comms around the event and chat about team building

Watch the video from Unearthed Sydney 2016

What the recording of the Info Session and challenge intros @Blue Chilli 17th August


25 Aug - 27 Aug 2017


1st Prize


+$3,000 in AWS Credits

Present at AIMEX International Mining Expo

2nd Prize


+$2,000 in AWS Credits

Young Innovator Award


+$1,000 in AWS Credits

People's Choice Award

Tech Prizes


Helen palmer

Helen Palmer
Senior Manager, Industry Collaborations, NSW Department of Industry

Ian shackleton

Ian Shackleton
Geological Data Services, Boart Longyear

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Ric Gros
CEO, METS Ignited

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Neil Freeman
Manager Innovation, Systems and Innovation, Growth and Innovation, Rio Tinto


Sam wilkin

Sam Wilkin
Director Geoscience Information, NSW Dept of Industry

Peter kanck

Peter Kanck
Senior Manager, Technology Development and Integration, Boart Longyear

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Catherine Eibner
General Manager, BlueChilli

Michelle radley

Michelle Radley
Rio Tinto

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James Alexander
Founder & Program Manager, Incubate

Jonathan berthiaume

Jonathon Berthiaume
Structural Geologist, PhD Candidate University of Adelaide


Sasha Krneta
Economic Geologist, PhD Candidate, University of Adelaide


Clare Ofner
Rio Tinto

Paul lucey

Paul Lucey
CEO Mine Vision Systems

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Kevin Ruming
Director, Strategic Resource Assessment and Advice, Geological Survey of NSW