A number of us have been discussing how we might set up a data hackathon at RMIT Melbourne. It was great to find out that RMIT Vietnam is planning a hackathon with Facebook on 30 – 31 July. They are keen to have more students take part and are extending the invitation more widely. Attendance in Ho Chi Minh is required for those wanting to take part. We will be watching the RMIT Vietnam hackathon with interest and hope to learn from it in setting up something similar in Melbourne.