This week we held the annual UNSW BESS and Corin Hackathon!

For the last 3 years, we have held the Hackathon and every year it is more impressive with the talent and enthusiasm it brings from the students of UNSW. This year we were joined by almost 100 Engineering Students who were tasked with solving one of four real-world Corin challenges including the designing of implant marketing kits, an online training module for our OPS Engineers and an automated imaging processing tool.

Engineering students with some prizes

Each team of up to four engineers had the chance to win a Parrot Drone, a G Shock Watch or waterproof Bluetooth speakers thanks to ASI Solutions and Voice Data. There were also some fancy Targus laptop bags given to the quick-minded engineers over some trivia questions.

From 9:30 am until 3:30 pm, fuelled by pizza and a few fun games to break up the day, the engineers worked through the challenges with the support of some of the Corin Australia team. The teams were then given three minutes to present their idea including any technical elegance that they were proud of. The quality of the presentations as well as their approaches to the challenges we set made it extremely difficult to decide the three winners and the first-year winners. The results were: 

  • 1st Place: Team “Hips Don’t Lie” for their real-time DICOM processing tool which was able to automatically check the quality and QC criteria for a CT scan
  • 2nd Place: Team Intel who designed an online landmarking accuracy tool for our OPS Engineers
  • 3rd Place: Team Yeetle. Our all-female team designed two very stylish and slick marketing cases for our LARs and Trinity implants.

All place getters above will also have the opportunity to interview for the Corin Summer Internship.

  • First Year Winners: This team provided a very neat LARs and Trinity marketing kits and together presented a very swish PowerPoint to illustrate.

A big thank you to the University of the South of Wales and to ASI Solutions, Voice Data Solutions and Targus for donating the prizes.

See below a few pictures from the day