Govhack 2019 - Wrap up!
Harnessing open data - Queensland Government video
The annual GovHack hackathon took place from 6-8 September this year, with events across Australia and New Zealand. In Queensland, over 170 participants attended events in six locations including Brisbane, Gold Coast, Mackay, Peregian Beach, Rockhampton and the Sunshine Coast.
For GovHack 2019 the Queensland Government sponsored two national and four Queensland GovHack challenges. Participants formed teams and created 69 unique projects in response to these challenges.
The GovHack 2019 Queensland State Awards Night was held Friday 25 October 2019 at the State Library of Queensland. Winners for these awards are below or for more information click here.
The GovHack 2019 International Red Carpet Awards Night was held at the Australian National Museum in Canberra on 9 November 2019. Queensland teams performed exceptionally well winning two international awards with four honourable mentions and three national awards with three honourable mentions.
Queensland teams also performed well in other states winning one New South Wales challenge, two runners-up awards in Northern Territory challenges and being honourably mentioned in one Northern Territory and one Western Australian challenge.
You can view all the winning entries on the GovHack website here or check out the winning projects from the Queensland Government challenges below:
Queensland’s International award winners are:
Team RoboRoyals from the Sunshine Coast was awarded the 2019 GovHack Youth Prize for proposing an application that tracks and monitors household water usage.
Read more about H2O Hub.
Queensland Government National challenge winners are:
The winner of the 2019 Queensland Government national GovHack waterwise challenge team USC Innovative Engineers proposed AqWatch, a device that monitors and displays water consumption.
Read more about AqWatch.
The winner of the 2019 Queensland Government Open API national GovHack Challenge team Arvis proposed a cloud-based Android app called Next Crops.
Read more about NextCrops.
The runner up was CAS29 - Cyclist Augmentation System and projects eNLB - The Future of AG and Insight Without Sight received honourable mentions. You can view these projects on the GovHack Hackerspace.
Queensland Government State challenge winners are:
The winner of the 2019 Queensland Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages State GovHack challenge My Place, by Awesomely Cool, proposes a digital way of learning, understanding and preserving at-risk languages.
Read more about My Place.
The winner of the 2019 Queensland Government Economy and Jobs State GovHack challenge First Step, by Triple J T, proposes a website where users can compare the benefits and challenges of relocating to a regional area.
Read more about First Step.
Project STEM Trade received an honourable mention. You can view this project on the GovHack Hackerspace.
The winner of the 2019 Queensland Government Spatial Information State GovHack challenge My Environment by The Step Dads, proposes a web portal whereby users can find out information on their local area.
Read more about My Environment.
The winner of the 2019 Queensland Government Environment and Science Data State GovHack challenge QWild by Big Sunday, proposes an interactive app for uses to discover more information about local wildlife.
Read more about QWild.
GovHack 2019 Queensland Government Challenges
For more information about this event, visit https://www.govhack.org/
The 2019 Queensland Government challenges can be found here.
All the GovHack 2019 challenges and entries can be found here.