GovHack 2015 on 3-5 July

GovHack is an annual open data competition held all over Australia and New Zealand. Teams are eligible for some great prizes, in addition to honour and fame at our Red Carpet Awards.
GovHack is about getting our best and brightest, working with government data to innovate and create. It is about encouraging and celebrating our technical and creative capacity, connecting citizens with government for great outcomes, and building upon the social and economic value of open data published by government.
In 46 hours teams create a proof of concept and a video that tells the story of how the data can be reused. Many of the concepts are innovative community apps or websites.  There are also a heap of entries that mash up data and display it in an informative visualisation or a creative artistic display.    Check out the  2014 GovHack HighLights! You can also check out the 2014 Winners page,  or  all the project videos.
After the success of GovHack 2014, we have now gone Global!
New Zealand joins the party in 2015!
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11 Locations Across the Nation in 2014

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1300 hackers X 46 hours = 69,000 hrs

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That lead to 170 new concepts created.

GovHack is an event that draws people together to innovate with Open Government Data.The best teams have a mix of skill so we encourage every one to come along including entrepreneurs, developers, designers, digital media creators, artists, story tellers, researchers and open data enthusiasts.

A “hack” is when you take something and make it better.  So for this competition you need to take open government data and make it more useful or engaging!

GovHack runs over 46 hours starting with the competition categories announced on the Friday night of the launch. Teams then trove through the official data sets  to find new ideas or ways to reuse the data to win prizes in International, National and Local prize categories.

In 46 hours teams create a proof of concept and a video that tells the story of how the data can be reused. Many of the concepts are innovative community apps.  There are also a heap of entries that mash up data and display it in an informative visualisation or a creative artistic display. Teams work through the weekend and by Sunday 5pm you have to have submitted your team page, 3 minute video of your concept and any code/source materials.

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Social Media  –  share your  GovHack experiences  via a blog, Twitter (#govhack), Flickr (tagged govhack).

Past GovHacks –Check out GovHack 2014GovHack 2013 and GovHack 2012 for competition highlights and awesome community efforts.


 

GovHack Sponsors

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Who’s behind GovHack? This is a non-profit event proudly run by volunteers who form the GovHack Coordination Team. Our ongoing thanks to everyone who gets involved and makes GovHack awesome! That is, the hackers, data providers, sponsors, mentors and a spacial thanks to the volunteers who run Local GovHack events.
Sponsoring GovHack 2015 A call for 2015 sponsors is now open. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact GovHack Australia at sponsors@govhack.org or GovHack New Zealand at sponsors@hacknz.org.
The GovHack Coordination Team Click through to find us on Twitter and Google+ Pia WaughGeoff Mason (G+), Gavin Tapp, Alex Sadleir,  Sharen Scott, Steven De Costa,  Richard Tubb, Jan Bryson, Alysha Thomas, Keith Moss, Cherie Ellis, Diana Ferry

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