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.

Positivity Scale

Team Name: 
Pokemon No!

Gathering and understanding community sentiment towards ideas and topics is really complex. Currently most data is reported as yes or no. You're either for or against something. But the reality is that our opinions and answers to questions are far more complex than just a yes or no. ​​​​​​​

We have built a tool which is able to examine the actual words people are using. We can input data or conversations from almost any source, categorise it by topic or theme and then give it what we call a positivity score.

Birdnanza

Team Name: 
Sandpitninjas

Birdnanza​​​​​​​

Endangered wildlife is a huge problem for New Zealand. Our native animals and beautiful landscape is what makes this country so special. So special infact that our tourism industry contributes a whopping $24 billion dollars to our economy every year.

Information about our endangered species and how people can help is hard to find. We at Sandpit Ninjas are going to raise awareness with a fun interactive game. You can protect our wildlife at work, school or from the comfort of your own home.

Hatch an egg and get started today.

Mission: Attrition

Team Name: 
Not Just a Statistic

In Mission Attrition you play as a university lecturer trying to get as many of your students to pass your course as you can.  You are dealt a class of students with different factors that will influence their chances of success.  You have a limited amount of resources which you can assign to individual students to improve their chances of success.  You'll have to judge for yourself which factors are most likely to impact your students' chances and offset them accordingly.

Welcome, my new neighbour!

Team Name: 
DataFrenzy

We are creating a map first guide for new comers to the neighbourhood. 

This will first facilitate people who moves to a new area or tourists visiting a new place. 

Data from the city of melbourne will be a good start for the app. 

Quantitative information will be generated through a data-mining algorithm to present.