Creative Humanities Hack

Supported By: 
ABC & Microsoft

This category is about celebrating creative representations of government data. Transforming raw information into something that is beautiful or more accessible to all. This could include data visualisation, art works, a game, 3d fun, craft, photo-art, interactive websites or anything else that explains, displays or makes the often complex array of information in government more understandable.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Entries must use at least 2 official dataset that are Open Government data . Video entries must explain how data is used and demonstrate progress of your creative hack over the competition weekend. please check your venue for restrictions using any art supplies or equipment

Anaconda Don't

Team Name: 
Anaconda Don't

​​​​​​​The Water Corporation is the principal supplier of drinking water to the Perth metropolitan area as well as the rest of Western Australia. For some of these towns, the water is supplied through a vast network of above ground pipes. These pipes require regular inspections and maintenance to make sure that the precious cargo it is carrying isn’t leaking out and wasted.

 

Real2Fake

R2F
Team Name: 
The Cooks

Real2Fake is a webapp, that allows government departments to wash their data of all identifiable information.

It does this by combinding the private information with a randomly generated salt, then transforming it into a hash, the hash is then used as a seed to generate a new fake identity for the record. This means that when looking at the data, the user can put a name and face to the data.

This easy process of washing the private information removes the excuse that the data is private, allowing all government departments to securely release all of their big data.

Retirement with children

Team Name: 
Student crew

This project idea is an app, where pensioners could offer their free time for families looking for babysitting. That way the pensioners spend their time more actively, they can get some extra income and families can resolve their problem with children other way than by hiring a nanny or an au pair.

Tolls BoardGame

Tolls BoardGame icon
Team Name: 
govTolls

Tolls Board Game:

The Tolls Board Game is a virtual board game poking light hearted jabs and educating people about the poor state of sydney roads.

We are using the Transport NSW Roads realtime dataset to take travel time on popular sydney roads, using this to calculate cost incurred when another player lands on a player owned road.

We believe this creates a dynamic boardgame experience where skill and knowledge comes first and luck second.