Sign up for the TakiWaehere: New Zealand Geospatial Hackathon

Are you a visionary, hustler, hacker or designer?

Join TakiWaehere: New Zealand Geospatial Hackathon on 17-18 April! 

We’re looking for students with a range of skills to form teams for each Hackathon challenge. These will each be addressed using high-definition, multi-spectral satellite data from Maxar. Coding and software engineering skills in the team are essential, but other team members can be visionaries, hustlers, hackers or designers with diverse interests and knowledge.

When: 12:00, 17 April – 12:00, 18 April 2021 (24-hour event).

Why: a great experience and major cash prizes!

Where: UC. Room and building TBC.

We will: provide you with food and drinks to sustain you through the Hackathon, academic mentors to help you develop your solutions (before and during the event), and a great team-working environment.

Challenge topics: 

  • Understanding COVID-19 and preparing for the future
  • Planning for a changing coastline
  • Healthy local waterways
  • Wildlife populations
  • Urban landscapes
  • Wetlands and estuaries
  • Managing emergencies

To sign-up or for more information, please get in touch with Melanie Tomintz before Monday 15 March 2021. Please indicate which challenges are of interest. Training webinars will be provided prior to the event.

Find out more about the Hackathon here> 

Get connected with Rainbow support on campus

At UC, we are working to become a completely inclusive, diverse and welcoming community – where we support Rainbow students and staff, on and off campus. 

UC’s Rainbow Advisor is here for you. They can help you settle in, provide advice if you need someone to talk to and connect you with other Rainbow students on campus. To talk with the Rainbow Advisor, email ari.nicholson@canterbury.ac.nz or drop in for a chat – you’ll find the Rainbow Advisor on level 1 in the Forestry building.

You can stay up-to-date with Rainbow events and info on campus here> 

Find out more about Rainbow support on campus, and around the city, here> 

Celebrate Christchurch Pride Week: 5-14 March

Ōtautahi Christchurch will host heaps of exciting events from film nights to vogue classes, karaoke to picnics all to celebrate our diverse LGBTQIA+ community in and around the city. There’s something for everyone to get involved! See full programme here and keep up-to-date with latest announcements on the Christchurch Pride FB page here

Where Canterbury students share their experiences.

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