Local Hero

Team Name: 
Web Civics

It's hard to find stuff in Regional Australia, and whilst the data exists in an array of places, spaces and minds; an opportunity exists to help make this information more accessible. 

News & Events Data Mashup

Team Name: 
Panic Mouse

ABC News mashup is a web based application that presents a geo-spacial representation of the news and events in areas relevant to you.

Users are able to filter news and events by their intrests, this then populates a map with pin-point data of the news and events in locations that users are intrested in. Once the user finds a story that they're intrested in they can then follow through the link on the location point to view the source and find more information on the story.


Ballarat Hackerspace
Team Name: 
bHack Gamma

Factr is designed to provide amusing, but also surprisingly insightful statements by combining huge amounts of disparate location data. We've combined 13 local government data sets as a starting point for this, but have also developed a tool that allows us to rapidly add additional datasets (of different structures) without requiring lengthy manual processing.