GovHack is back for 2019

By Jonathan Nally
Monday, 22 July, 2019

GovHack is back for 2019

GovHack is back again for 2019, with teams from across Australia and New Zealand preparing compete in the annual open data competition from 6–8 September.

According to the GovHack website, while the initial objective of the competition was to raise the profile of open government data, it has since grown to include a range of objectives:

  • To provide an opportunity through open data for government, citizens and industry to collaborate, gain knowledge and develop new skills;
  • To showcase open data as a mechanism for identifying and solving deep-rooted social, economic and environmental challenges;
  • To impress upon government the economic and societal value of quality, machine-readable, standardised open data;
  • To highlight the increasing value of open data as a tool to promote transparency, strengthen democracy and develop trust.

In last year’s competition there were more than 1500 participants involved in more than 240 projects in 26 locations across Australasia.

The GovHack events are free and open to anyone, regardless of age and background, and regional participation is encouraged.

Full details are available on the GovHack website.

Image courtesy GovHack

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