GovHack is coming!

Issued Friday 14 July 2017

Registrations are now open for a unique event that will give entrants the chance to explore the unseen world of Government data.

The City of Casey will host GovHack for the first time this year, with both residents and non-locals invited to enter the competition that will provide an exclusive opportunity to invent a unique creation.

The 46-hour event will kick off on Friday 28 July at 6.00 pm and finish at 6.00 pm on Sunday 29 July with breaks in-between.

Budding entrepreneurs, IT specialists and anyone with a general interest in data are encouraged to register for the competition, which will be held across various locations in the country.

Over the course of the event hackers will form teams, identify problems to solve, build working prototypes, publish their code as open source and make a short video showing what they did and why.

Projects can include web, mobile or augmented reality applications, new analysis or 3D printed visualisations to understand data and patterns.

The event will be hosted at VIBE where Council will open its doors for the weekend, with volunteers and Council IT specialists to facilitate the competition. Coffee machines and catering will be provided as well as whiteboards, beanbags and meeting rooms.

To participate, gather a team and ensure it’s a mix of good communicators, someone that’s organised and at least one person with the knowledge on how to pull the data together.

Spread the word, tell your friends and get excited as the City of Casey gears up to present you with something new and exciting.

Visit the GovHack webpage to register.