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For the first time Geraldton is joining the GovHack party!

GovHack is about building awesome solutions to our governments’ most pressing problems - we need to get some of our regional thinking into the mix.

This year we’re holding the Geraldton GovHack at Pollinators, our own start-up hub in the Mid-West. So come on down to Pollinators over the course of the weekend of 29 to 31 July and help aspiring GovHackers like yourself help improve government!


Venue Details

Event Host
Emma Jackson - email
Address

184 Marine Terrace, Geraldton, 6531

Open/Close times

Friday 29th July
05:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday 30th July
10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Sunday 31st July
10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Catering

There are a number of awesome little cafes a short walk away.

Building accessibility

Pollinators is located on the ground floor of CityHive, easily wheelchair accessible.

Childcare

We’re still growing - check in next year!

Under 18 participants

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

Public transport

Public transport is limited (read non-existent) on a weekend. Sorry!

Last call for public transport

Public transport is limited (read non-existent) on a weekend. Sorry!

Parking

We’re located in the heart of Geraldton. Park on down by the water and have a nice stroll.

Local Prizes

Prizes that only participants at Geraldton can compete for!

Spirit Of GovHack Geraldton (GovHack WA and Event Crews)

Spirit of GovHack award.

State Prizes

Prizes that all participants in Western Australia can compete for!

Best Mentor (GovHack WA and Event Crews)

Spirit of GovHack award.

Best Sponsor (GovHack WA and Event Crews)

Most helpful and engaged sponsor.

Big Data and Analytics Prize (Office of Science, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre)

The best reuse of ‘big data’ or anaytics of multiple data sources. Entries may present insights developed through the use of ‘big data, demonstrate data science capabilities, help others to data mine and understand data from multiple sources; or model data to support informed decisions with changing variables.

Encouragement Award (GovHack WA and Event Crews)

An award for the individual that made a valiant attempt, learnt the most, or is otherwise deserving of further encouragement.

Most Innovative Use Of Location-based Information Prize (SPUR, Powered by Landgate)

To be in the running for this prize, we would like to see creative and innovative uses of location information. We love maps; but surprise us and take open data to the next level by giving us something more left field and thinking out of the box.

Most Promising GovHacker (GovHack WA and Event Crews)

Most innovative, helpful and entrepeneurial team or GovHacker.

Shark Solutions Prize (Department of Fisheries)

The solution which best provides a public safety outcome for shark mitigation for Western Australia’s water users.

Spirit of GovHack WA (GovHack WA and Event Crews)

Spirit of GovHack award.

Sustainable Coastlines Prize (Northern Agricultural Catchments Council)

The entry which promotes a healthy and sustainable marine and coastal environment in Western Australia.

The Keep Western Australia Moving Prize (Main Road WA)

The solution which best improves the mobility of people or the efficiency of freight movement in WA.

Western Australian Citizenship Prize (UnitingCare West)

The solution that best helps vulnerable Western Australians.

Western Australian Community Prize (Department of Local Government and Communities)

The solution that best helps Western Australians to experience and enjoy their communities.

Western Australian Entrepeneurial Prize (SPUR, Powered by Landgate)

The participant or team most likely to push on with their idea.

Western Australian Innovation Prize (Insurance Commission of Western Australia)

The best solution that helps to deliver efficient and equitable insurance services to Western Australians. This can include helping to detect or predict fraudulent insurance claims and services.

Western Australian Solution Prize (SPUR, powered by Landgate)

The participant or team who comes up with an applicable solution to a problem faced by government.

Western Australian Sustainability Prize (Water Corporation of WA)

The solution that helps to sustainably manage the water services of Western Australian to make the State a great place to live and invest in.

Official Local Datasets

Datasets from your local governments and sponsors. Check out the official datasets list for much more!

WA Department of Fisheries

Shark Hazard API

Shark hazard information provided in Western Australia. Consists of;

Western Australian Department of Health

Health status data for Western Australia

Summary percentages and age-specific birth data, age-standardised hospitalisation rates, immunisation, coverage, cancer incidence and risk factor prevalence data.

WA Housing Authority

Dwelling Commencements

Building Activity, Customised Table Number of Dwelling Units Commenced (Original Series), by Type of Work, Sector of Ownership and Type of Building Reference period: Quarters Sept 2011 to June 2015, Financial Years 2011/12 to 2014/15, inclusive.

Households and risk of homelessness post retirement

An analysis of Census data has been undertaken to examine households who may be at risk of homelessness once those who are employed retire from the workforce. The cohort needed to meet all of the following criteria:

Public and Affordable Housing Demand

The WA Housing Authority has developed a model to

Public Housing Presence by LGA (quartile ranking)

Local Government Areas were sorted by the proportion of Public Housing within their area

Public Housing Tenancies: Seniors and Disability

This spreadsheet is based on an extract of all WA Public Housing tenancies as at April 1st 2016

WA Department of Local Government and Communities

WA Local Government MyCouncil Data

MyCouncil is an initiative of the State Government to strengthen local government accountability and performance. MyCouncil is a place where you can find out how local governments are raising, spending and managing their money.

Department of Treasury

2014-15 Western Australia Budget Economic and Fiscal Outlook Table and Chart Data

Tables and data underlying all chapters and appendices included in 2014-15 Budget Paper Number 3 - Economic and Fiscal Outlook.

2015-16 Western Australia Budget Economic and Fiscal Outlook Table and Chart Data

Tables and data underlying all chapters and appendices included in 2015-16 Budget Paper Number 3 - Economic and Fiscal Outlook.

2016-17 Western Australia Budget Economic and Fiscal Outlook Table and Chart Data

Tables and data underlying all chapters and appendices included in 2016-17 Budget Paper Number 3 - Economic and Fiscal Outlook.

Insurance Commission of Western Australia

ICWA Motor Injury Insurance Accident Data

Accident, claim and payment data relating to injuries occurring to motorists in Western Australia.

ICWA Workers Compensation Claim Data

Claim and payment data relating to workers compensation for WA government employees.

NACC

Beach photo monitoring

Dataset includes metadata and URLs of thousands of photos taken at over 90 coastal photo monitoring sites between Guilderton and Kalbarri, in Western Australia.

Official State Datasets

Datasets from all over Western Australia. Check out the official datasets list for much more!

Newscorp

News Corp Content API (CAPI)

NewsCorp uses the resources of thousands of staff journalists, photographers and editors in Australia and a larger network of journalists worldwide to produce many thousands of distinct stories and images every day. These yarns are created in systems that don’t just support web sites - they mu...

State Data Portals

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

data.wa.gov.au

The data portal for all WA Government data.

Local Mentors

Emma Jackson

GIS Coordinator – NACC

Paul Dowling

GIS Developer – Public Transport Authority

State Mentors

Andrew Rowe

Digital Services Developer – Western Australian Museum

Brett Looney

Solutions Architect – Amazon Web Services

Callan Wood

Spatial Analyst – Water Corporation of WA

Cathy Kelso

Librarian: Data and Discovery – State Library of Western Australia

Celine Har

Librarian – State Library of Western Australia

Chris Venables

Project Delivery Engineer – Main Roads Western Australia

Damian Shepherd

Spur team member – SPUR, Powered by Landgate

David Spatcher

Director, Enterprise Analytics – Australian Taxation Office

Dom Thatcher

Policy and Operations Manager Heavy Vehicle Services – Main Roads Western Australia

Gary Newman

Systems Support Co-Ordinator – Insurance Commission of Western Australia

George Formentin

Innovation, Research & Development Adivsor – Main Roads WA

Hayley Lajszczak

Innovation & Research Manager/ Project Manager – Main Roads Western Australia

Jag Atrie

Manager, Epidemiology Branch – Western Australian Department of Health

Jake Kim

Web Developer – SPUR, Powered by Landgate

James Harmer

A/Manager Sector Monitoring – WA Department of Local Government and Communities

Jamie Clapson

Senior ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) Engineer – Main Roads Western Australia

Jan Haak

Solutions Architect – Amazon Web Services

Jenny Smith

Manager Analytics – SPUR, Powered by Landgate

Jens Klump

Science Leader Earth Science Informatics – CSIRO

Jess Robertson

Research Scientist – Data61

John Masters

Graduate – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Julie Considine

Manager Forecasting and Modelling – WA Housing Authority

Keith Moss

A/Lead Information Analyst – SPUR, Powered by Landgate

Ken Parker

A/Manager, Capacity Building – WA Department of Local Government and Communities

Levi Fordham

Outreach Coodinator – SPUR, Powered by Landgate

Lise Summers

Archivist/lecturer/historian – SROWA/Curtin/me

Louise Holbrook

Senior Wastewater Recycling Consultant – Water Corporation of WA

Matthew Prindiville

Traffic Congestion Program Officer – Main Roads Western Australia

Mehdi Pira

Senior Spatial Analyst – Water Corporation of WA

Michael Hollick

Data Analyst – Australian Bureau of Statistics

My Nguyen

SLIP Support Officer – SPUR, Powered by Landgate

Nicholas Flett

Senior Spatial Analyst – Water Corporation of WA

Paul Gower

Digital Experience Lead – Water Corporation of WA

Richard Bean

Manager Business Systems – WA Department of Local Government and Communities

Richard Page

Graduate – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Robert Marchesi

Systems Support Co-Ordinator – Insurance Commission of Western Australia

Sanath Jayamanna

Senior Spatial Analyst – Main Roads Western Australia

Simone Tempone

Program Officer – Western Australian Department of Health

Steve Atkinson

Principal Analyst Strategic Planning – Main Roads Western Australia

Sue Cook

Data Librarian – CSIRO

Susan Benson

Deputy Director (Clinical Inovation, Safety and Quality Informatics Division) Armadale Hospital & PathWest Laboratory Medicine – Western Australian Department of Health

Ting (Grace) Lin

Geospatial Information Analyst –

Viet Duong

Information Analyst – SPUR, Powered by Landgate

Local Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

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State Sponsors

Gold Sponsors


Major National Sponsors

Lead Agency

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