CDU IT CodeFair 2023

"The future of AI"

Friday 27 October 2023
9:00 - 16:30 hrs

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel at Esplanade


 Interesting workshops catered for senior college students in the NT such as VR and AR Technologies, Staying Safe Online, and internationally renowned ‘Hour of Code’.


Every year, CDU IT CodeFair brings in speakers from across the spectrum who have addressed on many aspects such as “Embracing IT during COVID-19”, “Building a Career with Meaning”, “IT Innovation” and many more.


 There are many challenges, competitions, and activities for students in the NT, CDU IT students, IT students from other institutions in Australia.


Each year, challenges are unique and set by NT Government or local IT companies. Students receive a hands-on experience in trying to solve real-world challenges

Significances & Our Foundation

CDU IT Code Fair is an annual event founded in 2014 by the College of Engineering, IT and Environment at Charles Darwin University and is sponsored by the Northern Territory government as well as local IT companies.

IT Code Fair advocates student’s talents showcasing their work more broadly to the University and industry communities. It composes of various competitions and real-time challenges for students to showcase their passion and skills to develop practical IT solutions.

The event also includes a series of workshops for primary school and secondary school students as well as conducting employer speed dating for current and future graduates with the local industry and government.

Starting in 2019, CDU IT Code Fair is part of the NT Digital Excellence Awards.

Highlights and achievements

Largest pool of IT talent in the NT

Over 10x growth in participants since 2014

Networking opportunity with more than 200 IT professionals & graduates

More than 85 projects to explore

20 employer speed dating to match IT graduates & positions/placements

Over 75 awards & prizes to be won

“CodeFair is one of the biggest events in the Darwin IT space and it includes various challenges and innovations to showcase the students’ skills. It’s also a great opportunity to connect with representatives from various local industries.”

 Sulav Shrestha, CDU alumni

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