GovHack Perth 2015

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GovHack Perth was held at Spacecubed in early July. This exciting and innovative event attracted a record number of 90 top local hackers. There were 16 winning teams and six individual champions who took home an impressive record $35,000 prize pool.

A wide range of Government datasets were made available to competing teams. They will continue to be available to the public for further queries.

A total of 17 new concepts were developed during the 46-hour event. These exciting innovations have great potential for public and private sector applications. You can see the applications for yourself.

Now in its third year, GovHack Perth is very successful as it brings together members of the public from a diverse range of backgrounds, rather than purely developers. The main aim of the event is to create and innovate new ways to use open government data for the greatest public and private benefit for Western Australia. Many of the projects developed at GovHack 2015 are still being worked on and developed which is really exciting to see.

You can read the Spacecubed GovHack wrap-up and view images from the event via Flickr. A ministerial media statement, titled GovHack champions prove winners for WA was released following the event.