Unearthed Sydney 2017

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 http://unearthed.solutions


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, or view the presentation


26 Aug - 30 Aug


Stone and Chalk
50 Bridge Street
Sydney NSW 2000


1st Prize


+$3,000 in AWS Credits

Present at AIMEX International Mining Expo

2nd Prize


+$2,000 in AWS Credits

Winner: 8by8

Young Innovator Award


+$1,000 in AWS Credits

Winner: ME.Maps

People's Choice Award

Tech Prizes

Winner: 8by8


Helen Palmer

Senior Manager, Collaborative Programs, NSW Department of Industry

Ian Shackleton

Geological Data Services, Boart Longyear

Ric Gros

CEO, METS Ignited

Neil Freeman

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

Travis Gallion

Senior Manager Solutions Architecture, AWS


Peter Kanck

Senior Manager, Technology Development and Integration, Boart Longyear

Catherine Eibner

General Manager, BlueChilli

James Alexander

Founder & Program Manager, Incubate

Jonathon Berthiaume

Structural Geologist, PhD Candidate University of Adelaide

Sasha Krneta

Economic Geologist, PhD Candidate, University of Adelaide

Paul Lucey

CEO Mine Vision Systems

Kevin Ruming

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

John Davidson

Senior Geoscientist – 3D/Seismic, The Geological Survey of NSW

Michelle Radley

Manager, Future Technology – Mines, Studies & Technology, Rio Tinto

Clare Offner

Principal Advisor, Mining Technology - Control Loops, Rio Tinto

Kevin Stark

Specialist Planning Systems - Technical Services, Coal Australia, Rio Tinto

Felix Sheldon

Geoscience Data Systems Developer, Geological Survey of NSW

Peter Klement

Strategic Advisor, XMPro

Natalie Chapman

Managing Director, gemaker

Troy Epskamp

Principal Automation Engineer – Growth and Innovation, Rio Tinto