Hackathon tests stu­dents’ minds

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STU­DENTS from two lo­cal schools put their minds to the test at the City of Can­ning’s most re­cent youth Hackathon.

Thirty stu­dents from St Nor­berts Col­lege and Can­ning Vale Col­lege took part in the event, tasked with de­vel­op­ing wa­ter so­lu­tions us­ing tech­nol­ogy and in­no­va­tion. Par­tic­i­pants were asked to ‘bring wa­ter to the sur­face’ while keep­ing in mind how to con­nect peo­ple’s val­ues and be­hav­iours to help com­mu­ni­ties em­brace the wa­ter cy­cle.

The event was or­gan­ised as part of the City’s new part­ner­ship with Just Start It, an or­gan­i­sa­tion of men­tors that brings Sil­i­con Val­ley method­olo­gies into class­room. A panel of judges se­lected the top three ideas. The win­ners will work on their ideas with Just Start It be­fore of­fi­cially pitch­ing them at the City’s Pitch Off event dur­ing Na­tional Wa­ter Week in Oc­to­ber.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d485481

Can­ning Mayor Paul Ng with St Nor­berts Col­lege student Michael Pam­buka, Ni­cola Wil­liams and wa­ter dog Kep, Can­ning Vale Col­lege student Holly Pe­berdy and Lainey Web­ster from Just Start It.

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