- 145 participants
- 20 teams
- 3 impact areas
- 8 external judges
- 4 grand finalists
- 100% online
The Impactathon committee was able to engage the whole ARQ organisation. Throughout the 8 week lead time there was consistent communication, regular updates and visual displays, which not only kept the interest, but built upon it. The final result was having over a third of the organisation participate.
The 145 participants were not aware that there was a prize at the end. They signed up to be part of the day. They signed up to make an impact!
By pivoting and having a purely online event it allowed ARQ to have team members from different states and different capabilities that would have not been possible when in person.
Consistent, regular and open communication between all members of the Impactathon committee was vital to the success of the day. All members were open with ideas and happy to be involved in all tasks.
On the day was no different. They approached it with a divide and conquer attitude. Allocating set tasks to each person ensured that all areas, problems and participants were covered should any issues arise.
Having external judges allowed for the feeling of a real Hackathon. A real event that everyone took seriously. ARQ were where to make a difference.
The committee provided continuous communication with the judges, keeping them keen along the entire journey.
The whole process from ideation to application development to event day was a smooth process. The Impactathon App was a key part as it covered details from registration to team allocation to FAQ’s on the day and then finally the voting.