ABS and NSS proudly sponsoring GovHack
GovHack in Australia
GovHack is an event where developers come to experiment with government data to come up with innovative and new applications for that data. Outcomes include mashups, apps, data visualisations, web services, APIs and more. GovHack is based on a "hackfest" or "hackday" formula so you may hear it referred to by those names. Leading organisations around the world also run events like these including the BBC, Yahoo and the World Bank
GovHack is about:
- getting our best and brightest around the country working with government data to innovate and create.
- encouraging and celebrating our technical and creative capacity in Australia, connecting citizens with government for great outcomes, and building upon the social and economic value of open data published by government.
- finding collaborative ways to work across the whole community, bringing government, industry, academia and civil society together to achieve amazing things.
The best future available to us all is one that is strongly collaborative, where we choose to tap into skills and ideas across the whole of society to develop new ways, and to respond effectively to new challenges and opportunities.
GovHack is a free event to attend and participate in.
The GovHack 2013 event was held in 8 locations around Australia on 31 May until 2 June and the ABS participated as a Gold Sponsor. The ABS sponsored two award categories for: Open Government and Data Journalism, see the winning entries here.
For more information on other winning award entries please visit the official GovHack website.
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