Empathy makes teams better

25th – 26th November 

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"The biggest deficit that we have in our society and in the world right now is an empathy deficit. We are in great need of people being able to stand in somebody else's shoes and see the world through their eyes."
-Barack Obama

At this Grad Hack, our aim is to tackle this deficit.




We believe sharing knowledge, emotions and experiences can help make teams better. 

Together we want to find innovative ways to:

 ...make group work not suck?
...improve teamwork
...make collaboration easier?
...make work more human again?



Make / build / create

Design a prototype, build a website, create a chatbot

Once you have come up with an idea on how to make teams better we want to help you build, make and create it!




Show us your amazing work


More Info

We are looking for students, thinkers, innovators, makers, and leaders, to learn more about empathy, and build a way to reduce the empathy deficit.

Your team will have the chance to learn new skills, from coding, to design, to even embedded systems. With these skills, you'll be able to invent and create innovative ways to encourage and enable teams to be empathetic. The knowledge you create can benefit everyone!

What you'll learn about empathy:

What is it?
How do we embrace it?
Empathic Conversations
Empathy-Centred Design
Understanding and Awareness
Emotional Mirroring
Team Perspective Taking

Using your new-found knowledge, you, and the team you form, will create an amazing way to embody empathy.


from: Friday 25th November 4pm
to: Saturday 26th November 5pm 

Industrie IT, Level 6, 50 Carrington Street, Sydney

Contact Us:
email: gradhack@industrieit.com


Friday 25th November:

4:00 - 5:00: Registration
5:00 - 5:15: Welcome Speech
5:15 -  5:30: Picking Teams
5:30 - 6:00: Empathy
6:00 - 7:15: Ideation
7:15 - 7:30: Dinner
7:30 - 8:00: Prototyping
8:00 - 10:00: Creation

(no more workshops will be taking place after 8pm but the office will be open until 10pm so you are welcome to stay and keep creating awesome things! Do not worry we will keep you well fed)

Saturday 26th November:

8:00 - 8:30: Creation
8:30 - 9:30: Breakfast
9:30 - 12:00: Creation
12:00 - 1:00: Lunch
1:00 - 2:00: Pitching Workshop
2:00 - 3:00: Pitch Creation
3:00 - 4:00: Pitching to Judges
4:00 - 5:00: Judging
5:00 - 10:00: After-hack Socialising



Ready to create something awesome? 

Sign up now

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