Are the new talking home cylinders safe?

June 21, 2018- “Hey Google, set an egg timer for three minutes”. This kind of request, spoken casually in the kitchen, has quickly become normal in our home. How did we so quickly accept the idea of having a live microphone connected to the internet in our homes and what are the dangers?…. CONTINUE READING


What does GDPR mean for Australians? 
June 1, 2018- While not a part of the European Union, except perhaps for the Eurovision Song Contest, Australians are feeling the effects of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came in to effect on 25th May 2018…. CONTINUE READING


Big News and a Big Date Change!
March 23, 2018  So many new ideas have been put forward for GovHack 2018 that we need to push back the date to squeeze them all in! The new date is 7-9 September 2018. Hope this doesn’t cause any problems but if it does, let us know, and we will try and factor in ways that you can … CONTINUE READING


What’s happening with Govhack?
February 18, 2018  It may seem like Govhack is asleep at the moment – that is how we tend to look around this time of year. But for some of us – this is far from accurate. This post is a collection of some of the things that have been happening behind the scenes over the last few … CONTINUE READING


State awards August 12, 2017
And the winners are… After all the hard work and amazing projects happening right across the countries on GovHack weekend, it’s time to celebrate the winning teams at our state and territory awards nights. Help us to say “well done” by heading along and cheering on our amazing competitors. South Australia The Open State … CONTINUE READING


What is a hackathon?
Picture a busy room with small teams hard at work in clusters throughout the space. There’s intense concentration, fierce but friendly debate, and decisions being made. Above it all… CONTINUE READING


How to win a hackathon?
In a hackathon, a group comes together with a shared goal to build something, or solve a problem within a fixed time period that can then be demonstrated typically with a minimal viable product. Here’s 7 themes we see from winning teams… CONTINUE READING


Why a hackathon is an important experience for your staff
Startups generate many ideas but finding those that can be practically executed requires quick prototypes. A great way to flex the team’s ‘minimum viable product’ muscles is to participate in a hackathon. There are valuable… CONTINUE READING


Hacking big data – there’s never been a better time
There has never been a better time to work in data analysis. While the term “data science” has been around since the 1960s, it’s only in the last ten years that the job of “data scientist” has emerged as “The sexiest job of the 21st Century” according to the Harvard Business Review. All of our major universities… CONTINUE READING