Sydney Hackathon

Sydney Hackathon is a new 24 hour application development competition aimed at fostering innovation and creativity among developers using open APIs.

Teams of participants compete against each other to develop apps for science using data and APIs from Google and Elsevier’s SciVerse and ScienceDirect platforms, which include over 10 million scientific publications from 2600 journals.

The competition runs over 30hrs with 24hrs coding time. Workshops, food and chill out areas are provided throughout the competition, and teams are eligible for up to $1500 in prizes.

Developers and designers, students from any University in Australia or full time developers, are invited to enter the competition.

Register online for free at:

Event Details:
When: 11am 24th September – 5pm 25th September
Where: School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney
Cost: Free



Unfortunately, due to general mishap, the shirt manufacturers have sent us only medium sized shirts. If you ordered a small and are really not content with a medium, please let us know and we’ll try and see what we can sort out. Otherwise, e-mail our lovely secretary, or our ever amazingly wonderful president and VP to sort out a time to come and grab your shirt!

Receipts would be appreciated if you have them as proof of purchase!


Come to Manning Meeting Room 1 for fun times, fun votes and FREE FOOD.
The roles up for grabs include:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Social Program Directors (x2)
  • Career Program Director
  • Sports Program Directors (x2)
  • Science Outreach Directors (x2)
  • Publicity Officer
  • Sponsorship Officer
  • IT Officer
  • Aqua Regia Editors
  • Bookstore Manager
  • SRC Representative
  • Staff-Student Liason Officer
  • Executive Officer

Nominations for executive roles will be accepted by filling out the following form (

No nominations will be accepted following this time.

Proxy voting will begin from 17th September; stay tuned for the link for your votes!

The agenda can be viewed here:

Looking forward to seeing you all then!

When 12:00pm-1:30pm, Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Where Manning Meeting Room 1

Call for Volunteers

Want to get more involved with the Science Society? Free to help out every now and again? SciSoc wants YOU! What better way to get your foot in the door, learn how the society works and potentially set yourself up to join the committee next year?! Email your availabilities to 🙂

BuckyBall 2011: A Royal Affair

Kings, Queens, Princes & Princesses, Dukes & Dutchess, Barons & Baronesses, even the Court Jester… And peasants too I suppose; From King Arthur & Merlin to Prince William & Kate – If you can call it royal, then we want you to wear …

It’s that time of year again folks, where we dress up for the night of nights, the University of Sydney Science Society BuckyBall! Our traditional end of year formal is on again and we want you to be a part of it.

Tickets on sale from Wednesday Week 1 in the SciSoc Office!

When 7:00pm-12:00am, Wednesday, 20 August 2011
Where Dockside, Darling Harbour
Cost $85 Access/$100 Non-Access

Start of Semester Labcoat Pubcrawl!

If you missed out last time, here’s what you missed…. … …… Well, I can’t quite remember! But it sure was fun editing the drawings on my labcoat to make them more “PG” for lab the next week. Or maybe that’s just our Vice-President? Either way, what’s a better way to ring in the semester than to get drunk with science students that you don’t know but will probably be best friends with by the end of the night while simultaneously destroying their labcoat with your drunken artwork.

5pm, MANNING BAR. Be there.


We have MOVED! To the Carslaw lawns, as seen on your left as you walk from Carslaw to Wentworth.

As excited as we are to be back please keep in mind, SciSoc does not endorse leaping off the footbridge onto the grass beside Carslaw. The BBQ will still be there as you walk down the footbridge, alongside it and then under it.

When 12:00pm-1:30pm, Wednesday, 25 July 2011
Where Behind Carslaw lawns
Cost Dressed in 2011 SciSoc T-shirt: FREE!
Otherwise: $2 Access/$5 Non-Access