ABS - That thing we all need

Supported By: 
Australian Bureau of Statistics

OK Tech and Dev Hackers. You've spoken over the years, and we've listened.

We know that sometimes government systems aren't the best things to work with. And we know that most of the time, all of our data is in different formats and sometimes, all kinds of wrong to the professional developer.

So here is your challenge. Make us "that thing" we need. The dankest of the dank unofficial APIs. The killer library. The master app. The coolest of the cool. The thing that will solve the "this is why we can't have nice things" conundrum.

"But what makes it cool?" you ask?

 

Eligibility Criteria

Entries MUST be cross-team and collaborative.

  • Ideally, you'll connect with other techs/devs from other teams and either:
    • Build something that all teams at GovHack can use to discover, access, connect to etc, to multiple agency data portals and websites; or
    • Build something that every Agency at GovHack and elsewhere can use in future years to make it easier for people to do things with our data.
  • Entries must be complete and working, open source and available for use, and documented well enough for peer review.
  • Demonstrated cross-team use of the working entry will be very highly regarded.

Judging

By the rules of cool:

  • Your peers will be your initial judges - if "that thing we need" is clearly used by a large number of team by the end of the weekend, this will speak for itself and will be very highly regarded for judging - everyone subconsciously knows what's cool and what's not - the inner geek is a powerful judge!
  • Agency and Sponsor technical mentors from Service Design and Developer/Coder areas will also evaluate entries on both "big S" service design (is it easy to use, documented, developer experience friendly etc) and code/functional quality.
  • The prize will be awarded to the named / significant contributors of the "thing", as if they were a normal team.

ABS and opengov db

Team Name: 
Will

A video is inappropriate. Essentially I am scraping large volumes of open data from government and public sources, centralising and identifying regular expressions from random samples of data points from across each table and row, alongside selected pattern recognition statastical tools (clustering table data together for initial matching, anf fluctuating glanularity based on a decision framework) to produce decision making trees for the linking of relationships between large quantities of datasets in a logarithmic fashion, without having to process every individual data point.

GO MO GO

Team Name: 
GOMOGO

Meet Charlie, an executive for a multinational company with two kids and a dog. He loves fine dining but enjoys horseback riding with his kids on weekends. He was recently relocated to Melbourne on a new assignment from Brisbane. Becuase he was needed at his new job on short notice, he left his family behind in Brisbane and has been looking for a place to live. For now, he's living in a hotel room provided by his company - but has two weeks to find a new place to live. He misses his family terribly, and is eager to settle down to his new life in Melbourne with his entire family. 

Mycity in Virtual Reality

Team Name: 
Team Gold Coast

My City in Virtual Reality

Why do we need Virtual Reality?

Virtual Reality is becoming popular day by day. Using this technology, users can feel the virtual experience of the places. The Gold Coast is hosting the Commonwealth 2018 Games. The Gold Coast is going to attract more visitors from all over the world for this event.

How does the Virtual Reality app work?

LiveSafe

Team Name: 
Thunderbolt

Project Description

Data analysis and data journalism project, focussed on the causal factors of Family Violence within Victoria.

These informed data findings, discussed in a high level overview, data journalism format, will allow stake holders to gain an in depth understanding of key factors that drive the reduction of family violence incidents.

This data analytics and predictive modeling research will be utilized to visually depict relevant factors, trends and recommendations in family violence issues.  

iHero

Hack to the future logo
Team Name: 
Hack To The Future

Our project ''iHero" is a web application that uses facial recognition to search Australian service photos across various conflicts as captured by the State Library of Western Australia,  Australian War Memorial, National Archives of Australia and the State Library of Queensland.

To use iHero, you upload a photo to do your search. The application will then use facial analytics to determine which photos from the various libraries match yours.

Search results include: