GovHack is back in Perth for the fourth year!
This year we’re moving to a bigger and better venue, so that our projects can be cooler and more awesome!
Come and join us at Flux over the weekend of 29 to 31 July to explore and tinker with government data. The outcome - well it’s up to you. With dozens of prizes and over a hundred participants we’re looking for awesome little hacks and major projects that can help government be better.
- Event Host
- Leslie Delaforce - email
191 St Georges Terrace, Perth, 6000
- Friday 29th July
- 05:30 PM – 11:59 PM
- Saturday 30th July
- 08:00 AM – 11:59 PM
- Sunday 31st July
- 08:00 AM – 09:00 PM
GovHack Perth will be fully catered. Previous participants will remember how delectable Peta Hayward’s catering is for breakfasts and lunch. We’ll also have the team from Epic Delivery hovering around the space ready to feed you on demand - Epic’s also helping us cater on Saturday night.
- Building accessibility
We’re on the ground floor of a three story co-working space complete with elevators. Come along!
If you have child care requests please get in touch with our organising Committee. It’s a serious investment to make so we’re looking to see whether we will have enough interest.
- Under 18 participants
At this Venue you must be accompanied by a Guardian at all times.
- Public transport
We’re in the CBD so public transport is really good. Closest train station is Elizabeth Quay - FLUX is about a 10 minute walk up St George’s Terrace.
- Last call for public transport
The trains go until 2AM on Friday and Saturday (Though you may be joined by some revelers from the City). Sunday, trains are a bit more unreliable.
We’re in the CBD so parking can be pricey. Public transport might be a better option.
Prizes that only participants at Perth can compete for!
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!
Shark hazard information provided in Western Australia. Consists of;
Summary percentages and age-specific birth data, age-standardised hospitalisation rates, immunisation, coverage, cancer incidence and risk factor prevalence data.
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.
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:
The WA Housing Authority has developed a model to
Local Government Areas were sorted by the proportion of Public Housing within their area
This spreadsheet is based on an extract of all WA Public Housing tenancies as at April 1st 2016
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.
Tables and data underlying all chapters and appendices included in 2014-15 Budget Paper Number 3 - Economic and Fiscal Outlook.
Tables and data underlying all chapters and appendices included in 2015-16 Budget Paper Number 3 - Economic and Fiscal Outlook.
Tables and data underlying all chapters and appendices included in 2016-17 Budget Paper Number 3 - Economic and Fiscal Outlook.
Accident, claim and payment data relating to injuries occurring to motorists in Western Australia.
Claim and payment data relating to workers compensation for WA government employees.
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!
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