Robert Walters Hackathon 2018
The Robert Walters 2018 Hackathon took place in Auckland this August, with over 50 technology graduates ready to participate in the two-day event, solving one of five real-world problems. With the support of our business partners, TVNZ, Harmoney, The Instillery and IAG there were five different real-world problems that needed a real-world solution. The problems ranged from improving the employee induction process at IAG to getting more content in front of viewers for TVNZ.
The 14 teams had one and a half days to ‘hack’ and present their solution to the judging panel. The panel was made up of Shay Peters from Robert Walters New Zealand, Rohan Aggrawal from AMP, and Simon Reedy and Rhiannon White from Westpac.
The winning team hacked the TVNZ problem. This was to address the TVNZ OnDemand service. With an expanding catalogue of online only content, the solution needed to provide ways for TVNZ to help viewers discover the breadth of content and find new shows to fall in love with.