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GovHack in SA 2017

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

How to compete

All South Australian entries must include at least one set of open data from the Data.SA website.

For registration information and competition guidelines visit the GovHack website.

Register to attend GovHack Connections on 27 June to speak directly with data mentors from government about the information they hold and the problems they need to solve.

Time: 5:15 pm for 5:30 pm start until 7:30 pm
Where: Bradley Forum, Level 5, UniSA City West Campus, 50 55 North Terrace, Adelaide.

Youth Competitors

GovHack is open to all ages and South Australia has the largest contingent of youth competitors in the country.

Competitors aged under 18 years are encouraged to attend ‘child friendly’ community centre locations – more information about 2017 locations will be available soon with these locations highlighted.

What you can win

There will be a range of prizes available to South Australian competitors in GovHack including a Youth State Champion prize and 2 Premier’s Awards.

South Australian government agencies will continue to sponsor prizes with entry themes that relate to their open data along with location specific prizes.

Winning South Australian entries will be celebrated at the GovHack State Awards night.

The strongest entries from this state could also go on to win national and international prizes which will be presented at the GovHack red carpet awards night.

Where to compete

Events will be held at a range of South Australian locations. We will list locations as soon as they are confirmed, noting which ones cater for competitors under 18 years.

Who is running the competition in SA?

GovHack State Director: Hasan Tanvir Anjum.

Hasan will be leading the State Operations team for South Australia. Contact Hasan for answers to your questions about competition sponsorship and hosting events in 2017.

Government Ambassador: Alex Keay

Contact Alex to learn more about Government sponsorship opportunities and how your agency can link its open data to


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: 20 June 2017