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.
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.
- Event Host
- Craig Clark
91-93 Macquarie Street, Hobart
- 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
- Last call for public transport
Prizes that only participants at Hobart can compete for!
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)
Encouragement Award (Tasmanet)
Team Encouragement Award
Most Commercial Potential (Tasmanian State Government)
Most Commercial Potential
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!
State Data Portals
Major government data portals from all over Tasmania. Check out the official datasets list for much more!