GovHack 2019 – Queensland State Awards

The GovHack 2019 Queensland State Awards Night was held Friday 25 October 2019 at the State Library of Queensland.

The awards night was an opportunity to recognise the hard work of participants and award prizes to team members of successful projects.

Awards for the four Queensland State Challenges were announced by Minister for Digital Technology Mick de Brenni.

The Queensland Government issued four broad challenges to GovHack participants this year to develop innovative uses for open data in the areas of Environment and Science, Spatial Information, Indigenous Languages and Economy and Jobs.

QWild, a team from Brisbane, received first place in the Environment and Science challenge for developing an app with the potential to educate people on local wildlife, helping them connect with their local environment and provide care when needed for injured animals.

My Place, a team from Rockhampton, received first place in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language challenge for creating an application that could be developed to promote and encourage the preservation of at-risk languages.

The Sunshine Coast team, My Environment, received first place in the Spatial Information challenge for developing an app that could help home owners discover useful information about flood and fire risks as well as rate a property's water efficiency and solar energy potential.

And another Sunshine Coast team, First Step, won the Economy and Jobs challenge with an idea for a website which would help people compare the pros and cons of living in different regions.

Congratulations to Ryoma Ohira from the Gold Coast who received a State Spirit of GovHack award for working collaboratively, helping others, sharing knowledge and consistently applying her skills creatively and cleverly.

Thank-you to all the participants and volunteers that made the hack weekend and awards night a success!