International Prize: Storytelling Hack

Supported By: 
Ancestry

This category is about bringing life to data and helping people connect with the information that the data has revealed. Entries should seek to not only present data findings but to consider how you want people to respond to the data findings. A good story sets the scene for the character's and takes us through a plot in a way that engages people with values or emotions. Stories come in many forms including; art, film, books, journalism and sound. Some other popular ways of telling stories include comics, game development and digital video. What story is the data trying to tell you?

 

Eligibility Criteria

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

Do you know Australia?

Innovative agents of govhack
Team Name: 
Innovative Agents of GovHack

 

How do we measure perception against reality? 

Use the innovative agents of govhack minigame!

“Do you know Australia?” is a fun and engaging online mini-game platform where YOU can learn more about YOUR area, and WE can all learn about OUR perceptions.

 

We all carry cognitive biases that affect our perception of the world.

Patented

Team Name: 
Team Zr0

Description

IP Australia has released their data on administered patents and trademarks. We generated a series of visualizations based on these statistics. Applications were grouped by status, application type and location, both state-level and country-level. 

Difficulties faced

  • Large dataset
  • Instructions unclear

Tech Used

  • Power BI
  • Microsoft Azure storage

SafetyMeasur.es

Team Name: 
Safety czars

How safe are you & your family? 
How can you protect the people & things you love?

SafetyMeasur.es helps you to understand the risk factors in your area, and helps to prepare you for how to make you and your family safer. It to make communities more resilient against these increasing everyday risks of flood, crime and road safety concerns. It educates them about their risk factors in an easy, accessible and visual way, assesses some of the safety measures they have in place, and provides recommendations on how to improve these safety measures.