Hackathon n00bie? Welcome! Here’s what you can expect.
You’ll be teamed up with some new buddies from various industry backgrounds and given a bunch of open data and tools. It’s up to your team how you use what you have to make something out of it in a very short period of time: 48 hours. Sound daunting? You’ll be amazed how quickly things can happen when you have a team of excited and creative smarties and no strong rules about what your creation has to do. As well as getting to meet and work with new people on new things - there will also be a chance to keep the momentum going after the hack, with winners getting prizes and entry to the next stage of the competition.
This is no ordinary hack! It’s at Boomworks.
Once again, Boomworks is hosting a #GovHack Camperdown node. We have a roomy open plan office with plenty of spaces to get you thinking and building. Having hosted last year’s GovHack and HealthHack, mentored for Samsung’s Adappt weekend, and recently (ahem) being placed in the top 25 projects worldwide for NASA’s recent Spacehack - it feels safe to say that Boomworks kinda likes these hackathon thingies.
Boomworks will have markers, post it notes, paper and whiteboards available for teams over the 3 days. All attendees will need to have their own computer equipment.
- Event Host
- Vivid Savitri - email
34 Denison St, Camperdown
- Friday 29th July
- 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM
- Saturday 30th July
- 08:30 AM – 07:00 PM
- Sunday 31st July
- 08:30 AM – 06:30 PM
Food will be available over the 3 days. Dinner will be provided on Friday night and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday. Vegetarian options will be available as well. Gluten intolerant attendees may need to provide their own meals and snacks.
- Building accessibility
All facilities are accessible for wheelchairs via our garage. We have a disabled toilet and all other amenities, and some work spaces are located on the ground level.
- Under 18 participants
At this Venue you must be accompanied by a Guardian at all times
- Public transport
Buses are available on Parramatta Rd, and the nearest train station is Newtown Station.
- Last call for public transport
Please use TripView to access all relevant public transport options closer to the date.
All day parking is available on the Boomworks side of Denison St.
Prizes that all participants in New South Wales can compete for!
Acceleration Award GovHack NSW (NetApp)
The concept most likely to succeed by a team who wishes to move their solutions forward, the prize is intended to help them in their journey.
Helping Schools Respond to Disasters (Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation, NSW Department of Education)
The Best Entry that supports schools to plan and respond to a physical disaster. Schools are responsible for the safety of their students and staff. When threatened with a physical disaster, such as a bushfire that may affect an entire neighbourhood , schools need to be able to become aware of the danger and act accordingly. This includes taking into account any special medical needs that students and staff may have at each of the affected schools. Coordinating with emergency services is a critical part of this situation. Parents and guardians need communication and teachers need support. Reuse data to find insights, develop tools or plan response initiatives that improve a school’s ability to respond to a physical disaster.
Lifting the Barriers (Council of the City of Sydney)
The best entry that lifts the mobility barriers throughout the Sydney CBD. Currency of data and static paper-based maps lead to poor experience and support to overcome barriers. There are many challenges you could tackle and resolve including; improved enagagment in planning, data collection and distribution, impacts and opportunities for major event planning, enhanced pedestrian/mobility route planning, awareness and future planning to support an aging population that will be faced with mobility challenges. You could also consider a user experience designed mobility barrier mapping that is driven by reliable data.
Smart Cities & Collaborative Economy (Department of Finance, Services and Innovation)
Best Entry that supports us to create, share, collaborate and use information to create better cities.
Travelling with Us (Transport NSW)
The Best Entry that supports an improved Transport NSW experience for passengers traveling with us or planning their journey
Vibrant Sydney Night-time Economy (Committee of Sydney)
The best entry that support a vibrant and safe sydney night-time economy. The Liquor Amendment Act 2014(NSW) introduced in direct response to alcohol related violence (two deaths) around the Sydney CBD and Kings Cross. Consider the impact of these laws and help the city to be great. Entries in this category may consider safety, transport, night-time economy, impacts on new night time activity hotspots, impact of lock out laws, social and cultural contributions to metropolitan Sydney, positive drinking behaviours. Entries could also concider: evaluation of initiatives or new concepts that support a vibrant and safe sydney nightlife. If lock out laws have shifted nighttime activity to outside the lock out zone and the impact this has, allocation of grant funding to areas with high night time activity
Official Local Datasets
Datasets from your local governments and sponsors. Check out the official datasets list for much more!
This data includes the locations of barriers to access in public spaces in the Central Sydney CBD area.
NSW Early Childhood Education and Care program locations
Location information for NSW government schools, including lat/longs. Dataset changes as required
NSW Government Schools by Bushfire Category
NSW Non-Government School Locations
NSW University Locations by campus
Operator contact details and location facilities for train stations, ferry wharves and bus interchanges in CSV format
Realtime alerts at either the stop, trip, or service line level in GTFS-realtime format for Buses, Ferries, Light Rail and Trains.
Stop time updates for active trips, replacement vehicles, and changed stopping patterns in GTFS-realtime format for Buses, Ferries, Light Rail and Trains
Current vehicle positions in GTFS-realtime format for Buses, Ferries, Light Rail and Trains
Static timetables, stop locations, and route shape information in GTFS format for all operators, including regional, trackwork and transport routes not available in realtime feeds. Note: Identifiers do not match the realtime APIs
Static timetables and stop locations in TransXChange (TXC) format for all operators, including regional and private operators and routes not currently available in realtime feeds. Note: Identifiers do not match the realtime APIs
Static timetables, stop locations, and route shape information in GTFS format for operators that support realtime
There are a number of data sets and feeds available including roads realtime, public transport realtime, scheduled data, live traffic data, loading zones and more!
Image URL, GPS coordinates, and view description of traffic cameras in GeoJSON format
Incidents, Fires, Floods, Alpine Conditions, Major Events and Roadworks information including GPS coordinates in GeoJSON format
Current status of the Live Traffic NSW website in JSON format
Travel times and acceleration events across NSW roads in JSON format
Location of Sydney CBD kerbside loading zones (for use by delivery vehicles when loading or unloading goods) by street and time of day (hourly) in JSON and XLS (MS Excel) formats
Parking spaces that are available for service and delivery drivers in Sydney’s CBD (at commercial rates) in GeoJSON and CSV formats