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

Get Parked

Team Name: 
A-Team

Get parked is an informative, easy to use interface that connects everyday individuals to the amazing experiences and getaways right in their backyard. Country Victoria has a vast number of parks and sites open to public use, however there is no easy way to find information on these sites and hence can be intimidating for those that are not bush savvy, to plan a bush/outdoor weekend outing.

Search Party

Team Name: 
GovHack Search Party

 

What is Search Party?

Search Party is a mobile application that co-ordinates the public in searching for missing persons. GPS tracking is utilized for individuals currently searching for missing persons to generate a 'heat map', which draws attention to areas that have not been recently searched. This app hopes to improve the detection of missing persons by improving the efficiency of volunteers using the app. 

How does it work?

Smarter Training

Team Name: 
Mr Ed

Future proof your worklife

Find and highlight current and future opportunites for work using data drawn from the Australian Taxation Office, the Department of Education and Training, the Department of Industry, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Department of Employment. Looking at current innovation trends and training data to maximise completion rates and job prospects.

Election Stitchup

Tasmanian 2013 Senate election results in the form of crochet
Team Name: 
Department of Digital Fabulists

Election Stitchup is a data visualisation project for the 2010 and 2013 Senate election results. We decided to work with election data but with a desire to represent it in a way that really stretched GovHack’s horizon - by crocheting the results.

We are using this dataset as it is available on the data.gov.au site, a major data portal for GovHack and indeed the data that partially determines who the Federal Government is!

Find My Toilet

Team Name: 
Hackstreet Boys

An app allowing users to find their closest public amenity (toilets, shower, drinking water), provide feedback rating of the facility and inform the body responsible for the amenity if maintenance is required. By recording the location of users when they indicate they need a facility and providing access to this new dataset to councils and town planners via both an API and a heatmap, it is easy for them to visualise where new amenities are most needed.