The event is being organised by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and Ministry of Data (MoD).
MoD hosts hackathons to solve technological problems faced by Government agencies. MoD-run hackathons are targeted at developers, start-ups, entrepreneurs, data aficionados, business analysts and innovators, with MoD providing support post-event to the winning teams to assist with product market fit and business potential.
The eight challenges (see attached document) participants will work on at the 2018 AgHack were unveiled at an AgHack Challenges Launch Event on 21 June, including:
- Grading grain at the farm gate
- Where did my lamb chop come from?
- Monitoring the rangelands
- Connected sheep
- Identifying and predicting pests to protect WA
- Whose grain is that?
- What to grow and when
- Making sense of agricultural data
Participants are encouraged to put teams together in the lead-up to the event and to consider which of the challenges they would prefer to undertake. Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to register to secure their place. Considerable prizes are on offer.
AgHack is sponsored by DPIRD’s eConnected Grainbelt Project.