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.

Our Story ~ Your Story

Team Name: 
3 Step Bug

Our Story - Your Story is an interactive choose-your-own-adventure style story coded in html, designed to provide information about a person's local community and bring about a greater understanding of the persons and services within it. It is designed to be a central hub of information presenting data in a relatable and accessible manner, building a sense of community while also opening up discussion and providing information about a variety of social issues and local/online services depending on how the story unfolds.

PokéDrive

PokeDrive Logo
Team Name: 
Governmon

 

PokeDrive is a revolutionary and innovative mobile app designed to allow you, the Pokemon GO Trainer, to catch Pokemon extremely easily and efficiently while driving in a car.

You’ll only need to look at your phone for minimal lengths of time so that even while driving, you’ll be able to become the very best!

 

(Please, please, PLEASE watch the video before reading on)

 

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newsexplo.re

Team Name: 
News Junkies

The world is complex and fast moving. When news is breaking, a single article isn't enough for the complete picture.

newsexplo.re gives you the full story. Using the resources of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, combined with the National Library of Australia's Trove service and the IBM Watson platform, newsexplo.re links together related stories, topics and locations, allowing you to connect the dots.