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INDIGI HACK 2019

INDIGI HACK is a two-day hackathon targeted at Indigenous youth aged 8-18. Through INDIGI HACK youth compete to develop new app-based technology that aims to revitalise and retain Indigenous languages.

When: Thursday, August 8 2019 till Friday, August 9 2019. 8:30 AM to 9:30 PM
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Where: National Centre of Indigenous Excellence
180 George Street , Redfern, NSW, 2015
Topic: Archaeology and antiquity, Human body and movement, Energy and transport, Environment and nature, Health and medical, , Space and astronomy, Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Bookings: 0407 773 259
info@indigihack.com.au
http://www.indigihack.com.au/
Other: Wheelchair access
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INDIGI HACK is a two-day hackathon targeted at Indigenous youth aged 8-18. Through INDIGI HACK youth compete to develop new app-based technology that aims to revitalise and retain Indigenous languages.

Australia is home to some of the oldest languages in the world and we are at risk of losing them all if we don’t act fast. As many as half of the world’s 7000 languages are expected to be extinct by the end of this century; it is estimated that one language dies out every 14 days.

Youth are a vital part to the continuation Indigenous language, so we need to involve youth in projects that aim to empower them to become culture leaders and language speakers.

INDIGI LAB in as part of UNESCOs Year of Indigenous Langauges program will hold a 2-day hackathon for youth 8-18. Youth compete to develop new app-based technology that aims to revitalise and retain Indigenous languages. The winner hacker will go into an incubator to further develop and refine the product.

Outcomes

  • An app and/or game that supports the revitalisation on Indigenous language and culture.
  • Incubation and implementation of the most promising prototypes.
  • Delivery of a formal report that elaborates on key issues explored during INDIGI HACK.
  • Creation of a global hub to mobilise and connect Indigenous youth to share and connect.
  • This project will increase the pride and participation of Indigenous languages.
  • It is this pipeline of opportunity that will enable Indigenous youth to merge culture and language with technology and science.

The UN declaration of IY2019 aims to raise awareness and promote indigenous languages in these five key areas:

  1. Increasing understanding, reconciliation and international cooperation.
  2. Creation of favourable conditions for knowledge-sharing and dissemination of good practices with regards to Indigenous languages.
  3. Integration of Indigenous languages into standard setting.
  4. Empowerment through capacity building.
  5. Growth and development through elaboration of new knowledge.

INDIGI LAB is committed to provide innovative solutions that aims to protect Indigenous languages and culture here and across the globe.

Contact details:

Luke Briscoe
INDIGI LAB
Email: info@indigilab.com.au
Phone: 0407 773 259

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