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Hackathon comes to Geraldton

Geraldton will join over 26 other Cities across Australia in this year’s GovHack competition on the 6-8 September.

Hosted by Central Regional TAFE, the event is the largest open government and open data hackathon in the southern hemisphere. The international competition attracts thousands of participants each year who come together in simultaneous events taking place in major and regional cities across the country.

The event requires competitors to work in small teams during the 46 hour event to produce a ‘hack’ using Australian government data. The most common hacks seen in the past have been mobile or web applications. Teams are judged on the production of a three minute video explaining their idea and its future potential.

Central Regional TAFE Managing Director Bill Swetman said the TAFE was proud to host this event on campus and provide an opportunity for Geraldton to be part of the prestigious competition.

“Hosting GovHack will give our students and the general community an opportunity to get involved in a national competition which allows the general public access to government data to inspire forward thinking” Mr Swetman said.

“We have some very talented people here in Geraldton and we look forward to seeing their innovative ideas at the event” he said.

“The campus’ Interactive Student Hub and other campus facilities provide the perfect setting for this type of interactive event” he said.

Interested participants can register via the link below or can receive more information by calling Central Regional TAFE lecturer Robyn Jenkin on 1800 672 700

 

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