The Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Event host

GovHack Brisbane

28 July 2017 6:00pm to 30 July 2017 5:00pm


Advanced Engineering Building
​UQ St Lucia

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Registrations for this event are now closed

One of the world’s biggest hackathons is back at The University of Queensland this month, with the Australian government’s data the target.

GovHack is an open data competition that has been running annually since 2009, and is currently hosted in over 40 locations across Australia and New Zealand.

Everyone from high school and university students, representatives from government, industry and academia, to local techies, engineers, graphic designers, storytellers, artists and creatives ‘mash’ together open data sets provided by the government into brilliant new concepts that solve problems and create better outcomes for local communities.

Projects can include web, mobile or augmented reality applications, development of new apps, new analysis or even 3D printed visualisations to understand data and patterns.

Thousands of open data sources are available to the hackers, and UQ has set locally-based challenges for teams to work on. These Brisbane-based challenges will be announced at the beginning of the event.

In 46 hours teams create a project page, proof of concept and a video that tells the story of how government data can be reused.

Doors open 6pm Friday 28 July. Prize categories are announced at 7pm at the Advanced Engineering Building. Competition closes at 5pm Sunday 30th July.

GovHack Brisbane website