I am humbled, honoured and excited to be part of the GovHack Australia 2016. I will be there as a Team Leader helping with the idea and concepts of the solution. If you never heard about this event, let me explain a bit more about what it is.
What is GovHack?
GovHack is an event that build teams to create innovative solutions using Open Government Data. Teams are formed with project managers, entrepreneurs, developers, designers, researchers, open data enthusiasts etc. Even story tellers are in there Have a look at the report from last year’s event here.
What is a Hack?
A hack is to take something and make it better. Our teams will look at the available data exposed by open government data sources and make a cool, useful and engaging application.
How Does it Work?
On the Friday night launch the competition categories are announced, the teams are formed and the event runs for the next 46 hours. The teams will then look at the datasets and create things with them. The best applications are in for prizes in International, National and Local categories. At the end of the GovHack a proof-of-concept and a video are created explaining the solution. Teams work through the weekend and by Sunday 5pm a 3 minute video of your concept and any code/source materials must be made public.
When is GovHack Happening?
In 2016, GovHack will happen from 29th to 31st July. Yep, the Prime-Minister supports it
Who is Behind the 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 special thanks to the volunteers who run Local GovHack events.
Who is Sponsoring GovHack Australia 2016?
Several big IT companies and Fare behind this effort such as: