GovHack is the biggest government and open data hacking competition in Australia. It’s open to coders as well as designers, activists, analysts, journalists, or anyone who wants to learn more about tapping into the power of unlocking the vast amount of data provided by the government.
Most of all, it celebrates the capacity of technical capacity of individuals who participate, as it can help promote the use of data in driving economic and social change.
GovHack Mount Gambier 2020 Event Competition Dates & Location
Teams are a maximum of 10, although organisers recommend forming smaller groups of 3-5, as these teams have seen greater chances of success in the past.
Everyone is open to join GovHack: entrepreneurs, data analysts, engineers, developers, digital media creators, filmmakers, academics, researchers, and more. There are no limits to what you can create with data; in the past, there have been digital signs, jewellery, art, historic film pieces, board games, 3D models, informed articles, web apps, and data visualisation to name a few.
The chosen winners will be given prizes depending on sponsors for the year’s event; these may include cash prizes, as well as special opportunities. Lucky winners may also be entitled to hotel and flights to the GovHack Red Carpet Awards.
GovHack is an all-ages event. Those under 18 may join even without the supervision of a parent or guardian. It takes place at the Mount Gambier Library, located at 6 Watson Terrace in Mount Gambier, South Australia. Food will be catered throughout the weekend.