International Prize: Community Resilience Hack

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This category is about finding ways to help build resilience within our communities so they feel safe, connected and have the capacity to better adapt to changes. What are some of the shocks and stresses that individuals and communities might experience? · A natural disaster, such as flash flooding, a cyclone, earthquake or bushfire · High crime rates, such as frequent instances of property or car theft · Home and contents damage from a house fire or water leak · A car accident that might lead to injury and an insurance claim The Best Community Resilience Hack will be awarded to the hack that: · Best helps individuals, communities and governments understand what risks they face, and/or · Enhances either the social support networks in a community and/or the physical assets required to reduce vulnerability and limit the financial and emotional impact of an event.


Eligibility Criteria

all Australian and New Zealand teams are eligible. Must use at least two Official GovHack Datasets. Open Government data must be used.


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Big Nose

The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection provide a feed of Air Quality sensors across Brisbane, but it takes a fair bit of effort to go look at this every day before you leave home.

This information is particularily relevant to people with sinusitis, allergies or are asthmatic as knowing how bad the air quality is means you can adjust your daily routine to cope, including taking an anti-histamine.

Mycity in Virtual Reality

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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?


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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.  

Skip Work

Team Name: 
Skip Work

The world around us is rapidly changing - driverless cars, AI, molecular gastronomy, robots and augmented reality.  What does future employment look like for the prep students of 2016?  This hack uses data from ABS, Department of Education and Training mashed with vox pop interviews to project into the future to see which regions of Australia will experience a rapid shift in its employment base: mining towns, manufacturing heartlands and clerical suburbs.  


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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: