[Linux-aus] FYI: GovHack 2012 - Over $30, 000 worth of prize money :)

Pia Waugh greebo at pipka.org
Tue May 8 07:18:03 EST 2012

Hi all,

Thought this might be of interest to some people. I'm one of the organisers.
Should be fun ;) Hope to see a bunch of you involved! Open government and
open data ftw.

*GovHack 2012 - June 1-3, Canberra & Sydney*

GovHack is inviting teams of programmers and designers to invent new and 
better ways of delivering government data to Australians and will be 
rewarding the best apps, data mash-ups, and data visualisations with a 
share of $30,000 in prize money.

The event is being held in Canberra and Sydney from 1st - 3rd June and will 
challenge teams to answer the question and develop solutions for 'how can 
government data be better used to benefit Australians?'

GovHack is being organised by volunteers froom the Gov 2.0 community,
Rewired State and the eGovernment Technology Cluster, and is supported by
organisations including Adobe, MailChimp, Palantir, Google, NICTA, Cisco and
some of the biggest data holders in the Australian Government are providing
prize money and data, including the National Archives of Australia, the
Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO), and the Bureau
of Meteorology.

You can register to participate, review the competition rules, or see an 
outline of the data to be made available on the GovHack site (

Prize categories will be announced at the event 's opening on Friday 1st 


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