2023 Melbourne Hackathon (October 7th-8th, 2023)

We're organizing a hackathon the weekend of the 7th-8th, to take place at the University of Melbourne. If you're not in Melbourne, you can still participate virtually.

If you're interested in participating, make sure you're on the Discord. If you want to participate in person, sign up on Humanitix or on Facebook.


Day 1: Saturday, October 7th

  • 10:00am - 10:30am: Opening Talk
  • 10:30am - 12:30pm: Form groups and get started
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch (provided)
  • 1:30pm - 4:30pm: Hacking
  • 4:30pm - 5:00pm: End-of-Day Presentations
  • 5:00pm - 5:00am: Venue closes (but the hacking continues)
Day 2: Sunday, October 8th
  • 10:00am - 10:15am: Day 2 Kickoff
  • 10:15am - 12:30pm: Hacking
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch (provided)
  • 1:30pm - 4:00pm: Hacking
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm: Final Presentations and Closing


We've prepared a bunch of examples that serve as a useful starting point for diving into developmental interpretability. We've also started to write up a bunch of project ideas, which you can find here. These are meant as helpful suggestions, not requirements. Feel free to come up with your own ideas!


Location: Room 158, Chemistry Building West Wing (Building 153), The University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3052

Registration: For more details and registration, visit Humanitix. A Facebook event link is coming soon.

Virtual Participation

Stay in touch: Join us on Discord in the #2023-melbourne-hackathon channel. We'll stream talks and facilitate virtual group forming.


  • Familiarity with PyTorch is assumed.
  • No prior knowledge of developmental interpretability or singular learning theory is required.
  • We suggest skimming the list of project ideas.


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Contact: email us at ai.safety.melbourne@gmail.com or message us on Discord.