GovHack Hobart

Official Event (Tasmania)


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What is GovHack?

GovHack is a 47 hour hackathon focused on using data released or hosted by the Government (and related/similar institutions eg Universities). On Friday the 3rd of July you will arrive and receive information about the available data sets. You will then join a team, formulate an idea and spend the next 47 hours taking it from scratches on paper to a functioning masterpiece. At the end you will submit some material to help judging – a few words and a short screencast/video. Prizes are then announced a few weeks later.

But I’m not a hacker/programmer/developer?!

Fiddlesticks. We’re all hackers in some way. And besides, GovHack teams require much more than just technical ability to win. They need people who can:

Analyse data accurately and help others in the team understand it (scientists, historians, sociologists, doctors etc) Document and create copy to help the world understand why this project deserves to win (journalists, copywriters, photographers etc) Design the interface or create the digital assets (designers, artists, illustrators etc) You don’t have to be an expert. Your skills don’t need to relate to something you do at work or at home. GovHack is first and foremost a place to share knowledge. GovHack teams – above all else – need thinkers.

The Venue

GovHack Hobart 2015 will be held in the Factoryfloor coworking space on the ground floor of the Old Mercury Building on the corner of Argyle and Macquarie Streets. We have a fantastic space with numerous meeting rooms that can be used by teams along with a large communal area.


Venue Details

Event Host
Craig Clark
Address

91-93 Macquarie Street, Hobart

Open/Close times

Friday 29th July
05:00 PM – 02:00 AM
Saturday 30th July
07:00 AM – 02:00 AM
Sunday 31st July
07:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Building accessibility

There are stairs on the main entrance, so this building is not really suitable for wheelchair access. However, if you’d like to discuss accessibility further and look at the venue ahead of the event, please contact the local event organisers.

Under 18 participants

At this Venue you must be accompanied by a Guardian at all times.

Public transport

N/A.

Last call for public transport

N/A.

Parking

N/A.

Local Prizes

Prizes that only participants at Hobart can compete for!

Spirit of GovHack Hobart (GovHack)

Spirit of GovHack

State Prizes

Prizes that all participants in Tasmania can compete for!

Best Data Visualisation (Sense-T)

Best Data Visualisation

Best Use of Tasmanian Local Council Open Data (HCC & GCC)

Best Use of Tasmanian Local Council Open Data

Design Excellence (TasICT)

Design Excellence

Encouragement Award (Tasmanet)

Team Encouragement Award

Most Commercial Potential (Tasmanian State Government)

Most Commercial Potential

Most Disruptive Innovation (ACS)

Most Disruptive Innovation

Most Outstanding Tasmanian Benefit (Tasmanian State Government)

Most Outstanding Tasmanian Benefit

Local Data Portals

Major government data portals run by your local governments and sponsors. Check out the official datasets list for much more!

City of Hobart

The data portal for all City of Hobart data. Also available to preview on their ESRI Open Data Map.

Glenorchy City Council

The data portal for all Glenorchy City Council data.

State Data Portals

Major government data portals from all over Tasmania. Check out the official datasets list for much more!

Glenorchy City Council

The data portal for all Glenorchy City Council data.

City of Hobart

The data portal for all City of Hobart data. Also available to preview on their ESRI Open Data Map.

City of Launceston

The data portal for all City of Launceston data. Also available to preview on their ESRI Open Data Map.

Moreton Bay

The data portal for all Moreton Bay Regional Council data. Also available to preview on their ESRI Open Data Map.

data.thelist.tas.gov.au

The data portal for all Tasmanian Government location data. data.gov.au has some additional datasets.

Local Mentors

Anne Fitzgerald

lawyer and open data policy consultant – Self Employed

Ben Raymond

Research scientist and Data Centre manager – Australian Antarctic Division

Josh Parry

Assistant Director – Australian Taxation Office

State Mentors

Simon Osborne

Project Officer – Australian Bureau of Statistics

State Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


Major National Sponsors

Lead Agency

Lead Sponsor