Blog

Welcome to the new DataWA toolkit

Released: 20 Jun 2017 by The DataWA Team

Summary

  • data.wa.gov.au has a new and expanded data toolkit to help you make the most of data https://toolkit.data.wa.gov.au.
  • It’s now easier to search and through the toolkit to find what you’re after, and discover related articles.
  • The toolkit has been built using a role-based approach - with specific sections for data creators, developers, professional data users, decision makers, and more.
  • Many articles are still a work in progress, with the full suite of articles being published over the next three months.
  • We’d like your feedback - you can help shape the toolkit direction and content through comments and voting on articles, and direct feedback.

http://data.wa.gov.au/Blog/welcome-to-the-new-datawa-toolkit

A fresh new look for DataWA

Released: 19 May 2017 by The DataWA Team

Summary

  • Refreshed look and feel for the DataWA data catalogue.
  • Formally dropping the 'beta' label.
  • DataWA is now secured using HTTPS by default.
  • Next steps: data.wa.gov.au homepage refresh and a new user-centric toolkit for publishers and users of data.

http://data.wa.gov.au/Blog/a-fresh-new-look-for-datawa

Geographic boundaries

Released: 20 Dec 2016 by Helen Ensikat

The Western Australian Department of Treasury’s Program Evaluation Unit has produced a new guide to geographic boundaries in Western Australia.

http://data.wa.gov.au/Blog/geographic-boundaries

Government Open Data Community Forum for Public Servants

Released: 16 Nov 2016 by Melissah J.

The forum is a free and informal event for public servants who work on releasing and consuming Government Open Data for public access to stay informed of case studies across government, learn about new projects, tools and skills, share experiences and more.

http://data.wa.gov.au/Blog/government-open-data-community-forum-for-public-servants

GovHack WA 2016

Released: 14 Sep 2016 by Melissah J

GovHack WA was held at FLUX, Perth's newest co-working space in late July. This highly anticipated event attracted 120 top local hackers with an impressive prize pool of $30,000. There were 16 winning teams and four individual champions, with more winners to be announced in the coming weeks.

http://data.wa.gov.au/Blog/govhack-wa-2016