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GovHack 2018

GovHack 2018 Competition - Queensland Government video

This year, the Queensland Government sponsored several Queensland GovHack challenges.

Over one weekend in September, more than 300 hackers across eight different event locations, developed and subsequently entered 55 projects in state and national challenges. The GovHack State Awards, held on Friday 19 October, honoured the winning Queensland projects.

The Queensland Government 2018 GovHack challenge winners are:

The State competition challenges

Community disaster challenge

Winner: Smart Ways to Live by the Capricorn Four (Rockhampton)

Connected communities challenge

Winner: Markdown by Senior Savers (Rockhampton)

Litter challenge

Winner: alitternation (Brisbane)

Queensland immigration Challenge

Winner: Storytelling in 3D by HyperSphere (Brisbane)

Science data challenge

Winner: Umbrella SciSearch (Brisbane)

Tourism jobs challenge

Winner: Take Me Anywhere (Brisbane)

A full list of the winners of the 2018 Queensland GovHack State Awards can be found here:

The National competition challenges

QANZAC 100 challenge

How might we engage Queenslanders with Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation?

Healthy communities challenge

How might we assist councils to build healthier and stronger communities?

A list of useful Queensland Government open datasets are tagged on

GovHack 2018 Competition - Opening Evening video

Hon Mick de Brenni, Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology, Minister for Sport


How to win a hackathon in seven steps?

Open Data Qld Twitter

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