'Would you like to mashup, reuse, and remix government data?'
$70k in prizes
The Australian Bureau of Statistics, as part of our leadership of the National Statistical Service, is proud to announce that it is once again a Gold sponsor of the GovHack 2014 event to be held in 11 locations around Australia. This is the second year that the ABS has been associated with this increasingly popular event. GovHack is a key event which the ABS promotes during APS Innovation Month.
- What is GovHack?
GovHack is an event that draws together people from government, industry, academia and the general public to mashup, reuse, and remix government data. GovHack is about finding new ways to do great things with data. It encourages open government and open data. Outcomes include mashups, apps, data visualisations, web services, application programming interfaces and more.
GovHack participants will have the opportunity to develop outcomes utilising ABS data available through ABS.Stat in competing for awards directly sponsored by the ABS. ABS.Stat is also one of the official datasets promoted for use in the event.
- What's in it for you?
GovHack provides an opportunity to get exposure to new ideas from different perspectives about technologies and approaches you never get to experiment with in your day to day job or at university. This is an opportunity to test run those ideas you’ve had, but never had the chance to partner up with someone or the dedicated time with experts around you to make the idea a reality.
You will also be in the running for prize money and grants for the best work undertaken with government data across a number of major and minor categories. Categories and prizes will be announced on Friday 11 July 2014 on the GovHack Website.
- Who can enter?
GovHack is a free event open to everyone and anyone. From data vis, designers and user experience people through to web developers and hard core application developers.
If you want to be part of this exciting event, register now as only limited places are available.
For more information on GovHack, please visit the GovHack Website.