Are you not a fan of Mondays? The fun of the weekend’s over and it’s back to the grind of study and classes.
Well, the next few Mondays at Griffith aren’t your typical Monday. No need to lament the weekend passed. Cure your Mondayitis and attend Music in the Library!
Take a break from study and visit your friendly Griffith library to listen to the sweet tunes of our very own talented Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University music students.
Popular music performers Sophia Coop, Gerard Rees, Patrick Williams and Eil Marchini will be performing at the Gold Coast campus library, and classical performers from the Anemoi Wind Quintet and the Darana Quartet at the Nathan campus library, over the next few weeks.
Gold Coast Library – Monday 16 July
- Location: Gold Coast Library
- Time: 1 pm
Sophia Koop (Solo/Keys/Vocals), 1.00 pm -1.30 pm
Gerard Rees (Solo/Keys – instrumental), 1.30 pm – 2 pm
Nathan Library – Monday 23 July
- Location: Nathan Library
- Time: 1 pm
Anemoi Wind Quintet, 1 – 2 pm
Gold Coast Library – Monday 30 July
- Location: Gold Coast Library
- Time: 1 pm
Patrik Williams (solo/guitar/ukelele/vocals), 1.00 pm -1.30 pm
Eil Marchini (Solo/guitar/vocals), 1.30 pm – 2 pm
Nathan Library – Monday 20 August
- Location: Nathan Library
- Time: 1 pm
Darana Quartet, 1 – 2 pm
It’s free and everyone can participate!
Do you get a thrill out of creating something innovative with a great bunch of people in a fast-paced environment? Do you enjoy delicious free food and want to have a chance at winning big prize money–$2,000 anyone? Then our upcoming Hackathon event with 30 hours of hacking fun, exciting guest speakers, delicious food and great prize money is just what you have been looking for!
What the hack is a Hackathon?
A Hackathon is a social coding event that brings together a group of people with various skills (techy and non-techy) to collaboratively create a new computer program (aka software or online application).
And guess what? We are hosting one of these cool events on the weekend 4 – 5 August 2018 at the Gold Coast Campus Library where we want you– brilliant masterminds– to design, develop and showcase a mobile application that would greatly improve your and your fellow peers’ student lives.
Who can participate?
Everyone who is passionate to work together with a bunch of cool people to create something new and amazing! You don’t need to be a coder or tech savvy to take part in the Hackathon. Although we are definitely looking for techy students to write the code, teams will also require students with marketing, graphic design, project management or any other genius skill that can contribute to creating an awesome app.
How do I register?
Simply head over to our Hackathon website to register as an individual or team. Join us for an awesome weekend full of fun, with the opportunity to meet new people, enhance your skill sets and the chance to win big! It is going to be awesome!
Registrations will be open until 5pm Friday 20 July 2018.
Prizes up for grabs
$2,000 – Winning Team
$1,000 – Runner-Up Team
$500 – Best User Interface Design
We all know the importance of maintenance. Maintaining your grades, your fitness levels, your meme game…
We also need to maintain our buildings! To do so, our QCA and Gold Coast Libraries will have changes in opening hours over this weekend.
Saturday 20 January
- QCA library will be closed all day. Now, if you were planning to trek into South Bank today to visit the library, don’t fret! QCGU library will be open longer hours–9 am to 5 pm–to account for the QCA closure.
- Gold Coast library will be opening late, at 12 pm (instead of the usual 10 am) due to an Energex electricity outage. Good news is that it’s business as usual from midday, and you can come enjoy the air con, library spaces and see our wonderful smiling faces.
Hats off, it’s an early knock off!
Nathan library will be closing at 5 pm today (Friday), and be closed all weekend for maintenance works. Nathan library will open 7 am on Monday for normal hours (we know, you missed our smiling faces!)
Gold Coast library will also be closing early tonight, at 7 pm, and the 24/7 study lounge in G11 will be closed between 7 pm Friday and 9 am Saturday. Gold Coast library will be open as usual for the rest of the weekend, so come and enjoy the air con!
Gold Coast campus is playing host to the next installment of Music in the Library and boy are you guys in for a performance!
Head to the Library at 1pm, Monday 15 May, and you will be treated to a line-up of talented singers and guitarists: Sophia Koop and Monique Matthews accompanied by Ryan Stegman.
Sophia Koop is an upcoming 19-year-old pop/electronic artist. Growing up, Sophia always had a love for music and as a result began piano and dancing lessons.
With her rich and soulful vocals, comes forth an explosion of new age pop/electronic music – one that will mesmerise you from the moment you hear it.
Monique is a newcomer to the alternative-pop scene. Influenced by a wide array of sounds, her creative undertone is a refreshing and fearless take on pop music.
Radiating a bold warmth that introduces you to a world of sincere storytelling, Monique is sure to take you on a journey. Swelling guitars, punchy drums and rich vocals capture the creative vision of an artist who emerges with a sophisticated depth.
Swelling guitars, punchy drums and rich vocals capture the creative vision of an artist who emerges with a sophisticated depth.
Our first Hack-a-thon was an awesome success!
A huge congrats to all participants who worked their behinds off and pumped out some amazing work!
The event kicked off with guest speaker, Daniel Ngo from Entrepreneur Haus (check out Daniel’s speech on Facebook). The students were given a short brief and let loose for 30 hours to develop an innovative and creative app.
There was yawning, there was napping, there were odd smells… but nothing an emergency supply of toothbrushes and toothpaste couldn’t fix. The energy drinks were flowing, the brains were pumping and the students created some amazing work and learnt some valuable lessons. “I learnt that the presentation is just as, if not more important, as the product itself” said one student. Another student loved the real world experience “where like-minded people gather and work towards a common goal”.
Congratulations to our innovative first prize winners. Taking home $2000 was Damien Robinson, Joaquin Ramirez Reyes and Joshua Murchie. They blew the judges away with their creative answer to planning your degree and subject choices.
Taking out second prize and $1000 was Jaden Vaniersel, Ian Murnane, Harley Jarrett. They built an app allowing you to share locations, events, study tips and a very helpful assignment countdown clock – what student doesn’t need that?!
Best User Interface and $500, went to Harrison Croaker, William Fischer and Carl Humphries for their ‘M8te’ design.
Thank you to Greg Phipps, our very own alumni and Technical Program Manager, Google Maps, and Leigh Ellen Potter, Senior Lecturer, School of ICT, who provided some wise words to the participants. Their videos provided relief and inspiration during their short breaks.
We have a winner!!!
Shouting huge congrats to Joshua Murchie who took out first prize in the Hack-a-thon App Idea competition and just walked away with a hefty $1500!
There were hundreds of submissions and some brilliant ideas. Now you have the chance to turn those ideas into something real. Sign up for the Hack-a-thon weekend and win part of a huge $3500 prize pool!
Josh is studying a Master of IT and about to begin a dissertation with a technology innovation education theme and is a current student ambassador for the Mayor of the Gold Coast. He is also the co-founder and president of the Griffith Uni Start-up Entrepreneurs Club, where they promote collaboration and entrepreneurship in the student community.
Josh was frustrated with planning out his degree; which course to take when, without missing pre-requisites or having to wait a trimester for the next offering. His idea focussed on creating an awesome timetabling experience for the user and easing student frustrations.
Second prize of $750 went to Tahnee Webb, studying a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Her fantastic ‘CramSession’ idea is a great social enhancer allowing students to collaborate. Third prize of $500 went to Christian Frost, studying Master of Philosophy in the school of Human Services and Social Work. He had an innovative idea to ease parking and transport issues around campus.
The Hack-a-thon Weekend
Are you a totally tech savvy student? Maybe you’re involved in IT, marketing, app development, or project management? Or maybe you just want to learn how to create an app (hey, that’ll look sweet on your #resume #workskills).
You can now use these great ideas that were submitted and get involved in designing the app – from the ground up!
To get involved, you can register as an individual or as a team. Ultimately, you’ll be working in groups of three to four people to develop a web/mobile application and showcase it to the judges. Oh, and you can also win a lot of money:
- $2000 for the winning team of the Hack-a-thon
- $1000 for the runner-up team of the Hack-a-thon
- $500 for best UI design
So, how’s this all going to work? We throw open the doors to the Gold Coast Library at 9am Saturday 29 April and you have 30 hours to work on the app and enjoy life! And, we are totally feeding you as well so register now and just tell everyone you were there to build an app.
When: 9am 29 April to 4pm 30 April 2017
Where: Gold Coast Campus Library (The Cow Patch area)