The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2016-09-15T23:19:25Z Kingdom Hack announces WiseTech Global as 2016 Platinum Sponsor 2016-09-15T23:19:25Z kingdom-hack-announces-wisetech-global-as-2016-platinum-sponsor Wollongong - September 16 - Kingdom Hack today announced that software leader WiseTech Global will be the platinum sponsor for its November 26-27 Wollongong Hackathon, supporting WITS team for the second year running. “This is evidence of a growing recognition for the Wollongong region as an innovative centre of excellence” stated Benjamin Darbyshire, Co-founder of Kingdom Hack. This hacking-style event is open to technology enthusiasts of over 18 and experience levels, challenging them to produce an innovative product within a 24-hour period. WiseTech Global is an innovative, multi-award winning global developer of cloud-based software solutions for the international and domestic logistics industries. CEO & Founder, Richard White, started the business with a small team in 1994 in his basement in Sydney, Australia and today WiseTech Global software is used in more than 125 countries by the world’s largest logistics service providers. “We’re pleased to be a part of such a forward-thinking and creative event,” said Zubin Appoo, Innovation and Technology Manager at WiseTech Global. “It’s a fun and engaging process which encourages more innovation and helps support the future of the technology industry,” he said. Steven Cooper, Kingdom Hack Co-founder, stated “inspiring students to recognise that their talents will have a real-world impact is a difficult and often long road to tread. We are excited to work with WiseTech Global to show how solutions to problems come from unexpected places.” -ENDS- About Kingdom Hack Kingdom Hack seeks to bring together anybody with a passion, a pet project or a curiosity that needs quenching to build, experiment and create in 24 hours a product that will prove them the victor by challenging their personal skill and determination to create something for hackathons to come. The Team of Kingdom Hack come from a diverse and experienced background of running hackathons on a national and international level. Its goal is to build a world class hackathon series that will be talked about and recognised throughout the global tech community. For more information on Kingdom Hack and to purchase tickets, visit: www.kingdomhack.com About WiseTech Global (ASX: WTC) WiseTech Global is an innovative, multi-award winning global developer of cloud-based software solutions for the international and domestic logistics industries. Since 1994 they have helped logistics companies efficiently manage the movement of goods and information. Their leading platform, CargoWise One, forms an integral link in the global supply chain. With over 6,000 customers in more than 125 countries, their breakthrough software solutions are renowned for their powerful productivity, extensive functionality, comprehensive integration, deep compliance capabilities, and their truly global reach. WiseTech Global is listed on the ASX (ticker WTC). For more information on WiseTech Global, visit: www.wisetechglobal.com Announcing Kingdom Hack Wollongong 2016 2016-09-02T00:32:04Z kingdom-hack-wollongong-2016 Kingdom Hack today announced that the first of many hackathons will take place in Wollongong on the 26th November, 2016 in partnership with WiseTech Global and the Wollongong Information Technology Society (WITS). “Kingdom Hack is a world class Hackathon which will bring together competitors to participate over 24 hours to make something amazing.” said Benjamin Darbyshire, Co-Founder and experienced hackathon organiser. “The event is aimed at those with a passion for building out and realising an idea. From coders, biohackers to entrepreneurs and first-time tinkerers, Kingdom Hack is for all.” The Wollongong event will be hosted in the stunning coastal city of Wollongong, situated an hour south of Sydney. Wollongong has a thriving startup scene that has produced some of the Australia most inspiring startups, with more and more businesses recognising the pivoting local economy as a great way to get off the ground. “From a cool weekend project, to the formative stages of a growing startup, this is the opportunity for competitors to be really put their skills to the test and also to learn new ones.” explained Steven Cooper (aka DeveloperSteve) Co-Founder, tech evangelist and international hackathon organiser. “Kingdom Hack was founded with the idea of bringing a new level of event to the region that would help highlight and showcase innovation with a strong emphasis on skillset diversity. Partnering with organisations like WITS and WiseTech Global has helped give us the support we needed to make this happen.” The University of Wollongong will play host to Kingdom Hack Wollongong in the well-known and recently-renovated Unicentre. “With plenty of open space, a creative atmosphere and hideaway spots to hack without distraction, the Unicentre venue provides a premium hackathon experience where hacking, awesome side events and tech talks all fit and work together seamlessly.” said Benjamin Darbyshire. Tickets start at $35, with early bird and student pricing available for $25. Detailed event and ticket information can be found on our site: kingdomhack.com. The Kingdom Hack Prospectus can be found at https://kingdomhack.com/sponsorship, with sponsorship enquiries emailed to sponsor@kingdomhack.com. Media enquiries can be directed to teamcon@kingdomhack.com ----------------------- The Wollongong Information Technology Society (WITS) is a university student society for UOW students with an interest in technology and the IT Community. WITS successfully organised and ran Hackagong 2015, enabling it to be one of the biggest Australian hackathons since its inception.