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SA GovHackers Unleashed!

Unleashed is South Australia’s annual Open Data competition, which is part of the GovHack competition held across Australia and New Zealand.

It is about encouraging and celebrating our technical and creative capacity with government for great outcomes, and building upon the social and economic value of Open Data published by government.

Things are a little different with the South Australian component of GovHack  run as an Open Data initiative of the Office for Digital Government, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia.   This means we will get your more data, more mentors and more help to win some amazing prizes!

This year there will be several locations for you to attend including Adelaide and we are pleased to announce that Playford, Onkaparinga and Mount Gambier  Community Centers and Libraries will be hosting events once again and will open their doors to competitors of all ages this year (Unleashed and NexGen under 18’s)!

We are pleased to welcome our  first West Adelaide NexGen Community  event with a youth node at  Port Adelaide Enfield!

Calling all Makers, Tinkerers, Artists and Crafters,  this year we are hosting a Maker node at our Adelaide event to provide you a space to create entries that react to, represent or are inspired by Open Data.

For more information, view our  GovHack SA Unleashed locations.

NexGen competitors are encouraged to attend the Community Centres and Library venues, if attending the city venue they need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.
New and fresh data is the absolute key to the success of Unleashed, so we recently created a video to encourage government to identify data that may be released for the competition. The video includes some great competition highlights from 2015 (YouTube: 3 mins 44 seconds).

Or visit the Unleashed website  Unleashed SA.

Unleashed Connections!

Curious and want to know more or are you seeking a winning edge?

On Friday 8 July we’re holding a networking event at the University of South Australia’s Bradley Forum from 5.30pm – 7.30pm.

Competitors can speak directly with data providers and network with other participants to ask questions and form teams.

At the Connections event:

  • Find out more about the  competition
  • Get a winning edge by chatting with data providers and collaborate with them on potential ideas
  •  meet with other participants and form teams.

The event will be held at the University of South Australia’s Bradley Forum: Level 5, Hawke Building, City West campus, 50-55 North Terrace, Adelaide.

Register for the Unleashed Connections Event today!

Local Information session held will also be held –  check out the Unleashed  website for details of  all the sessions.

Sponsor GovHack SA Unleashed!

Money raised through sponsorship goes to directly support our competitors. GovHack is a community event, organised and run by volunteers. Your sponsorship will go the distance!

Need to enhance your organisation’s visibility within Adelaide or South Australia? Our state and event sponsors  get a  bunch of benefits including branding at events, speaker opportunities,  judging panels,  featured datasets, and more. Sound interesting? You can read through the details in our state sponsorship prospectus, then please:

Become a mentor for Unleashed

Are you an authority on datasets, or a subject matter expert?

Competitors will need guidance on data sets and experts to bounce their ideas off. Over the competition weekend, you too can contribute to GovHack SA Unleashed by supporting the achievements of our participating teams! Find out more here, and please consider registering as a mentor.

Need to chat with someone?

Please get in touch our state manager:

Still have a question and not sure who to contact? Our contact page might be able to shed some light 🙂


Tile image: Adelaide by JAK SIE MASZ used under CC BY-SA 2.0