Unit 2 is the middle of three buildings. Look out for the "creepy castle" style industrial estate at 4 Waikaukau road. A big sign out the front reads Fit Easy Doors and Kiwi Benchtops. Come down the left hand side, through some pot-holes, past and round the back of unit 2 is near the containers at the end. When you get to the containers, take a right and you should be able to see the stairs up to "flat 3/4" which is round the back of unit 2. My red motorcycle is often parked at the base, and a cherry picker maybe nearby. Ours is the only "outside stairs up to the deck". A water measurement device is at the top of the stairs.
Here is a cool idea that could be supported either by government or big business.
Similar to sports teams, a series of leagues are setup, by way of a series of Hackathons in each major city, with the initial outcome of the first match being a regional team of 10 winners for each region or city, say $10,000 each.
The next year, do the same thing again, this time generating a 'Regional B Team'. About a month or two later the regional teams could do battle in a remote nationwide Hackathon, to create the national team. The All Green Screens / Call Blacks / All Black Hats or similar. In the time between the matches, the teams and their manager may be able to promote a couple of players from 'Regional B' by swapping an existing player with the new one. Likewise the 'Regional B Team' would have some chance to swap out a couple of players for amateurs who did well in the regional heats.
In the third year, it goes international, by way of the internet, no actual stadium is required. The regional heats are the only Hackathons that have a physical presence. This is because of an interesting trend in Hackathons worldwide.
The national team is encouraged to play in global Hackathons, which we'd own if we are allowed to compete as a team not as individuals:
Making A Living From Professional Hackathons
Makers Against Drought Hackathon Sponsored by Samsung, this hackathon is designed to help solve California’s water crisis. Winner: $90,000 cash prize Finalists: $10,000 cash prize for 10 finalists
GlobalHack IV This hackathon was sponsored by LockerDome. GlobalHack hackathons often offer large cash prizes. Winner: $30,000 cash prize Finalists: $15,000, $5,000 and $5,000 for runners-up
Launch Hackathon Last year, there were two top prizes of $800,000. This is run as part of the regular Launch startup event. Winning includes some serious business connections.
The Money20/20 Financial Tech Hackathon This hackathon is geared toward financial, payments, banking or investment-based tech. The grand prize was $20,000 in cash, and it was given to four teams. The $5,000 prize was given to five teams. The pure odds of winning were 9 out of about 155 teams, or a 5.8 percent chance.
RootsTech Hackathon RootsTech is about promoting the use of family history in a creative way. 1st prize: $20,000 in cash, $25,000 in-kind 2nd prize: $14,000 in cash, $15,000 in-kind Judge’s choice: $6,000 in cash, $10,000 in-kind People’s choice: $10,000 in cash