COME JOIN US TO FIND CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE NEW SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS FACING THE MINING INDUSTRY.

29 November – 1 December 2018

Founded in 2009, MMG has become one of the world’s most respected mining companies, operating and developing copper, zinc and other base metal projects across Australia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Peru.

At MMG, we have significant exploration projects and partnerships across Australia, Africa and the Americas. We are devoted to building the world’s most respected mining company, remaining aligned with its values of safety first, respect for others, working together, doing what we say and always striving to be better.

We are seeking new ideas and ways to boost operational performance, drive sustainability and improve conditions for workers in our mines around the world.

And what better way to harness new ideas than a hackathon? What is a hackathon you might wonder? A “Hackathon” is an event where we bring together a group of idea-driven teams to solve problems highlighted by industry experts. We will be hosting a hackathon in Melbourne, from the evening of 29 November  – 1 December 2018.

Over the course of three electrifying days, teams made up of individuals with diverse skills will work together to come up with ideas and then rapidly bring them to life. Staff from within our organisation will team up with external participants to develop projects which will be pitched to internal solution owners in the business.

CHALLENGES

1

Ore Purity

How can we use technology to minimise the amount of waste picked up at the mining face, while maximising the amount of ore extracted?

This might involve:

  • Data analysis solutions
  • Engineering solutions
  • Industrial Internet of Things ideas

2

Environmental Land Management: Tailings Discharge

How can we use technology to better understand the location of tailings discharge, discharge settling characteristics, and tailings beach angles beneath the water cover?

This might involve:

  • Sensor based solutions
  • Data analysis solutions
  • Engineering solutions

DETAILS

When

Day 1: Thursday 29 November 2018, 5-7pm
Subject matter talks and team forming.

Day 2: Friday 30 November 2018, 9-5pm
Hack day, work as teams and receive expert mentoring from industry leaders.

Day 3: Saturday 1 December 2018, 9-5pm
More time to hack, pitch practice and then the final pitches. 

Where

MMG Headquarters, Southbank, Melbourne
Level 23, 28 Freshwater Pl, Southbank VIC 3006

Access by public transport

Closest bus stop: Casino East bus exchange
Closest tram stop: Casino East/Queensbridge Street

 

PRIZES

WINNER

$6000 

RUNNER-UP

$3000 

HONORABLE MENTION

$1000 

TEAMS & JUDGING

TEAMS

All teams will have access to at least one member of staff from MMG throughout the hackathon, as a working member of their team. Think of them as full time mentors for each team.

JUDGING

Judges will be drawn from the MMG executive as well as technical experts from the startup sector. More details to be provided in the lead up to the event.