Do you like designing? Working with data? Perhaps you like developing mobile apps, games, web sites? And you probably love helping people too!? Great!
You’re going to really enjoy GovHack. It’s where designers, developers and data gurus work together over a weekend to create applications, visualisations and tools from data sets provided by local, state and federal government agencies. There are big prizes to be won, and participating in GovHack looks fantastic on your resume. You don’t have to be super technical, although it helps - but we need your ideas, passion and energy. GovHack Parramatta
Opening Hours: Friday 6:00pm - Sunday 6:00pm
This event will be open for the full 46 hour duration of the competition. Participants are encouraged to bring a sleeping mat, sleeping bag, pillow (and deodorant) to allow for sleep recharging and freshening over the weekend.
- Event Host
- Andrew Perry – Open Local - email
Level 2, 96 Phillip Street, Parramatta NSW 2154
- Friday 29th July
- 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM
- Saturday 30th July
- 08:00 AM – 11:30 PM
- Sunday 31st July
- 08:00 AM – 07:30 PM
Snacks, Drinks, Tea and Coffee will all be provided. Main meals will be able to be purchased from local cafes etc.
- Building accessibility
Fully wheelchair accessible
- Under 18 participants
At this Venue you must be accompanied by a Guardian at all times
- Public transport
Venue is 10 minute walk from Parramatta Station and there is a shuttle bus that goes from the station to the venue ever 15 minutes. Venue is also located right next to the Parramtta Ferry.
- Last call for public transport
The last train going to central is at 12.30am.
The is metered street parking available at the venue.
Prizes that only participants at Parramatta can compete for!
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!
A collection of interesting datasets curated by Parramatta City Council.
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