What is #TestFestVic?
Calling all hackers, hipsters and hustlers! Enter #TestFestVic – a hackathon where participants have 2 days to create a digital-related invention (hardware or software project and prototype) to increase HIV testing in Victoria. To celebrate World AIDS Day on 1 December, the competition will be held from 30 November to 2 December and will feature presentations by world-leading HIV experts, as well as tech experts on the latest digital health innovations. The top teams will receive a total of $10,000 development grant and access to experts to assist you in taking your invention to market.
#TestFestVic is using 4 Personas, listed below, as the targets for this event. These 4 populations may be at risk of HIV but don't usually access testing facilities or understand their risk of HIV (DHHS 2017).
Young women (<30 years) who study, travel or work abroad
Community members with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds
Community members who identify with and travel to high endemic countries (i.e. Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia, Eastern European nations).
HIV Facts and Resources:
#TestFestVic is open to all Victorian residents over 18 years of age with a desire to solve HIV issues in Victoria through digital innovation. You can register as an individual or team. A #TestFestVic individual or team must have at least one skill of the following roles:
Build the invention
Computer programming and engineering
Deliver customer experience
Content strategy and graphic designing
Generate outside interest
Project managing and marketing
During the hackathon, #TestFestVic will provide a group of Huggers to support you with your invention.
HIV rights activist
A woman who studies and works abroad
A gay international student
A male migrant from East-Africa
A sistergirl Aboriginal Australian
The Personas' personalities will be revealed on competition day.
Friday, 30 November 2018
Auditorium, Doherty Institute
17.30 Check in open
18.00 Speaker: Introduction to HIV testing in Victoria
18.20 HIV Positive Speaker
18.35 Speaker: Digital Intervention in public health sector
19.00 HIV Positive Speaker
19.15 More details about the competition & Team-building
20.30 Doors close
Saturday, 1st of December 2018
Digital Studio, Arts West
09.00 Doors open, hacking starts!
09.30 Huggers assist in planning
12.30 Lunch time
13.30 More hacking!
14.00 Mentors go around groups
17.00 Doors Close
Sunday, 2rd of December 2018
Doherty Institute & Digital Studio
09.00 Doors open, hacking continues!
12.30 Lunch time
13.15 Prepare poster presentation
13.45 Huggers assist with presentation
14.30 Poster and invention ready to display
14.45 Judges assessment
16.00 Announcement of Top 3 & Top 3 pitch presentation
16.50 Announcement of the winners
17.00 Doors close