Who can Mentor

Mentors will be invited to participate at events including the competition weekend where you can collaborate with participants.

As with previous years, GovHack 2016 will be supported by an awesome group of mentors who volunteer to provide assistance to teams with their areas of expertise.

Business savvy and entrepreneurial mentors who can help teams develop a wining concept, project managers, and everything in between.

Any sort of technical boffin – from AWS/Azure/OpenStack experts, to UX designers, to scientists.

Mentors who have skills creating editing or filming videos that could lend a hand to teams.

Mentors can  attend events or participate as virtual mentor, although we encourage you to come to events as this is where all the fun is at!!

The last date to register your interest  as a Mentor is 14 July 2016.

Mentors  will receive an information pack and invitation to events once the mentor registration is finalised.

Sponsors with Data Mentors

All Australian, State and Local Government sponsors are invited to  register your subject matter experts  to participate in GovHack as a Data Mentor.  

There may be all types of data mentors – from subject matter expert in your organisation’s data to broader categories of data (e.g. statistics, geospatial), or experts in data visualisation and analysis.

Data Mentors  from a sponsoring organisation that are registered by 1 July will also be invited  to the GovHack Connections Event in your State or Territory where you can help ideate with participants.

As a Data Mentor, you can help make the GovHack competition a success through engaging with participants to promote the use of your data. Data Mentors may be subject matter experts or data co-ordinators, or both! Data Mentors can help to incubate ideas, solve problems and answer questions.

The best concepts with your data are developed in a co-create environment. That is when you connect with the digital creatives and provide them with data insights, challenges facing your government and work with the creatives in the initial stages of the competition.

Competitors may ask you questions about your data so they can create the best new idea. Don’t worry! You won’t be asked to present anything in front of 100 people! Individual or small teams may come and talk to you to pick your brain!!!