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GovHack in South Australia

Open Data Competition in South Australia
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Office for Customer, ICT and Digital Transformation, Government of South Australia
Last modified:
19 April 2017

From 2017 South Australia’s annual Open Data competition, Unleashed will be known as GovHack in line with the other states.

The SA Government continues to see the great value of releasing non-sensitive ‘open’ data and its potential to benefit the community.

2017 competition dates 

The GovHack Open Data competition will be held from 7pm Friday 28 to 5pm Sunday 30 July 2017

You can continue to access South Australian Government Open Data on the Data.SA website.

How the competition works

Across the weekend, competitors work in teams to explore many hundreds of datasets and develop innovative concepts using them.

These could be in the form of:

  • An application (app)
  • A visualisation
  • A digitised project
  • A game, or
  • A piece of visual art.

The weekend is great fun as teams re-use open data and create a proof of concept and a three-minute video telling the story of how the datasets might be re-used. Teams must submit their entry by 5pm on the Sunday. A panel of judges decide the winning entries.

View SA Unleashed Highlights - YouTube Video (3:01 minutes)

View NexGen Unleashed Highlights - YouTube Video (1:37 minutes)

What you can win

There are prizes for winning entries in various categories. All South Australian entries will be in the running for state prizes presented at a South Australian awards event. Winners will be in the running for prizes at the National level.

How to participate

For more information about the competition and how to get involved visit GovHack.  There are opportunities to volunteer in the following roles: state director and deputy director for South Australia, event management and support, sponsorship, marketing and communications, data, mentors and government and community liaison.

Useful links

Stay informed about the national Open Data Competition by liking GovHack’s facebook page

Stay connected with news about GovHack in SA by subscribing to GovHack in SA e-news.

You can continue to keep in touch with the Open Data story in SA by liking our Facebook page or following us on Twitter.


Last updated: 19 April 2017