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Unearthed Cape Town Results!
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Unearthed Cape Town Results!

Over 60 innovators and entrepreneurs participated in Unearthed Cape Town, their first international hackathon with challenges and data from Anglo American and De Beers. 16 teams presented on the final night at Workshop17 with judges selecting three solutions that stood out from a wide range of concepts and ideas.

Congratulations to the Winners

Congratulations to the winners: Pieter Holtzhausen and Albert Swart from Team Middebosch who developed a clever visualisation of offshore diamond mining analytics for De Beers. Pieter went on to present at Mining Indaba on Tuesday 9 February. Congratulations also to Team Codeswop and Team #MakingWavelets who received 2nd Prize & the Young Innovator Award respectively.

You can see more information on the winning entry, plus all submissions, on the Unearthed website.

Unearthed's next two hackathons will take place on 4 - 6 March in Brisbane, QLD and 8 - 10 April in Perth, WA. The Perth event will provide challenges from the oil and gas industry for the first time. Unearthed Director Justin Strharsky says that there has never been a better time for Australian innovators. “We’re excited to work with Woodside to create opportunities for Australian entrepreneurs. Oil & gas industry leaders from around the world will be coming to Perth AOG in February and for LNG18 in April – we can’t wait to showcase the ideas of some of Australia’s best technical talent.”

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