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)
We love our smartphones, and we’re pretty certain that you do too. It has everything you need – Facebook, Google, Spotify, Email and Messages.
Well, almost everything. As a Griffith University student, you are going to need access to information such as lecture notes, class timetables, staff contact details and library books.
With the help of the free Griffith App, your smartphone can put Griffith in the palm of your hand. Download the Griffith App to access campus maps, computer availability, event information, textbook searches, timetables and more.
Let’s say you’ve got an orientation session in N06. With the App, you would simply open it and click on Maps. How helpful is that? And to find other O-Week events, you would just click Events. Too easy!
The Griffith App is available for Apple iOS, and Android devices. There’s also a web-based version of the app called Smart Phone that is mobile-friendly and accessible to all other types of smartphones with internet connectivity.
There’s an app for everything nowadays; catching Pokémon, tracking your fitness, listening to music and sharing short videos with your friends (aka the world).
But there’s only one app that puts Griffith in the palm of your hand – the official Griffith App. Once you download the free app, you’ll have links to all the resources you’ll ever need at university.
Want to search for library resources? The Griffith App can help. Want to know when your class starts? The Griffith App is there for you. Need a bit of direction? The Griffith App has your back.
Here’s what the Griffith App can help you with:
- Library website to find your text books or link to the online resources
- Learning@Griffith to keep you in touch with your courses at all times
- Student Email so you are always in touch
- Timetables so you know where and when you class starts
- Maps that have a search function
- Events so you don’t miss out on what on at Griffith
- CareerBoard to keep up to date with the latest job offerings and much more
- Textbooks – both the Textbook Exchange and the Co-op Bookshop search are available
- Accommodation has information about living on or off campus
Download the Griffith App today and stay informed.
You may have noticed the the library is open fewer hours than it used to be – that’s okay, it’s just resting and getting ready for semester 2!
You can find out the current library times 3 ways:
- From the Places and spaces tab on the library homepage.
- Download the Griffith App: not just library times but maps, learning@griffith, and much more at your fingertips.
- On the front door of your library, each library should have a poster on their entrance door to show you the opening times.
But we here in library blog land will go you one better! Here are the opening times from now until 24 July 2016.
Even though the doors aren’t open, all the library’s online resources are still there and are useable!