Pac. Hack

Pacific HackathonGrowing Pacific Potential.

Hackathons are great ways to work with teams of people with lots of different skills to try to address common problems. Pac. Hack is a Hackathon with a small difference. This Hackathon is one where we are specifically interested in addressing the challenges and ideas of Pacific business owners and entrepreneurs.

In a broader sense, events like Pac. Hack are about encouraging the uptake of technology by Pacific communities and using technology in creative ways to address a wide range of challenges.

If New Zealand is going to grow we are going to need all of our diverse communities engaging with and taking advantage of the benefits that advances in technology offer us.

How to enter:

Make a you tube video clip (max 2 minutes) and send us the link below or send us a short paragraph (250 words) telling us about a challenge you have encountered that could use a technology based solution. In the video/paragraph make sure you also tell us:

  • Who you are and what you do
  • On a scale of 1 – 10 tell us what stage of thinking/planning you are at regarding this challenge:
    1 = I have only just thought about or come across this challenge
    5 = I have started looking at different solutions to address this
    10 = I have developed a really good solution to address my challenge

2017 Important dates:

10th May – 30th September: Entries open
17th October: Successful candidates announced
27th October: Hackathon event (Pac. Hack)

Apply for Pac. Hack

Pac. Hack FAQ's

Meet new people

Develop new skills, generate ideas, get access to experts

Meet new people, develop new skills, generate ideas, get access to experts in different fields, come up with a minimum viable product/solution to a problem in a very short space of time.

No programming experience necessary

Join a diverse team of thinkers, programmers and designers

Pac. Hack allows you to get access to people with all the technical skills you need. It would help if you knew a lot about the challenge you are trying to address but you don’t need to be a technology genius to enter.

Pac. Hack is free

Backed by a team of professionals

Support for you and your ideas

If your entry is chosen as a finalist entry you will work over the course of a day to develop a technology solution to the challenge you outline in your entry. We will arrange a team of people to work with you/your business to help get you on your way to developing a fit for purpose tech solution.

Any Pacific person

who has a business idea or is an entrepreneur.

Diverse teams

Diverse solutions

A hackathon is where teams of different people from different backgrounds come together to build and design solutions to problems using technology.

18 August 2017

Hackathon event

Pac. Hack will go ahead on the 18th of August. There will be no alternative dates.

Pac. Hack is a day long event.

Pac. Hack is a day long event.

2 Locations, Auckland and Wellington

Enspiral Dev Academy

19 Ruru Street
Eden Terrace


275 Cuba Street, Level 2
Te Aro