First Autism Hackathon
Autism CRC hosted Australia’s first Hackathon aimed at developing real-life solutions specifically for the autistic community. The highly successful three-day event saw teams of autistic adults, developers and designers, and service providers working together to develop technology solutions. Autism CRC chose five research projects targeting all age groups including a program that supports adolescents to transition successfully into post-school life and an anxiety resource for adults.
“Autism CRC undertakes research that will provide practical and tangible benefits to the autism community,” said Autism CRC CEO, Mr Andrew Davis.
“The Hackathon provided the opportunity to fast-track the process of translating our research into an app prototype that can be used by the community. This innovative event put autistic people at the centre of the process to ensure that the app that is developed is appropriate and beneficial for the autistic community.”
The generous support of a number of partners made the event possible including: The Still Dynamic, Salesforce, ANZ, The Post Project, nVision Talent, Specialisterne Centre Australia and Bracket Labs.