Arcitecta sponsored UNIHACK 2021, which saw 200 Australian university students and recent graduates' team up to create imaginative technology solutions in just 48-hours.
Our three mentors spent the weekend helping students tackle pressing global issues from ideation to technical implementation guidance in the search for the Greatest Makers. The standard of submissions was incredible, but ultimately it was Team Andromeda awarded by Arcitecta as the most impressive project of the event, offering the most innovative solution through experimentation, iterative learning, and discovery.
Team Andromeda trained a machine learning algorithm and demonstrated its ability to detect ocean plastic pollution using hyperspectral satellite imagery. You can learn more about the process and its outcome on its DevPost page here.
UNIHACK 2021 was an excellent opportunity to network with graduates and university students, a community of supportive and friendly individuals. We thank all those involved for creating such a creative and energetic event. See you next year.