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GovHack in SA – A great success

GovHack weekend 2017 in SA

Another exciting GovHack in South Australia last weekend with the local data community putting their best effort forward to create innovative projects using South Australian open data.

Hosted in three locations across the state, the SA component of GovHack brought people together to re-imagine open government data to come up with concepts that can benefit the community.

The South Australian Government provided access to over 1000 open datasets, with competitors enjoying data about road safety, air quality, planning schemes, recreational parks, historical photographs, ship wreck locations, education statistics and much more.

The Department of the Premier and Cabinet also trialled a developer portal during the competition (developers.sa.gov.au) where competitors were able to explore a range of SA government open data APIs in a dynamic way.

In South Australia approximately 200 competitors registered for GovHack, submitting 45 entries over the 46 hours of the competition.

Competitors from across the state now await their fate with judges decisions announced at the South Australian GovHack Awards Night to be held Thursday 28 September 2017. Entries will compete for a prize pool of cash and a mix of development opportunities and state prizes to the value of $18,320.

Visit the Hackerspace website to view the Project entries.

Last updated: 25 August 2017