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GovHack

The open government data hackathon

  • 📅 Date: JavaScript Disabled

  • 👥 Open To: Everyone

  • 💻 Format: Hybrid

  • 🌏 Region: Global

  • 💵 Cost: Free

  • 💰 Prize: >$50,000

What is GovHack?

GovHack is Australia’s largest open government and open data hackathon, attracting in excess of 1000 participants each year. Described as a “festival of ideas”, GovHack is the premier hackathon of the Southern Hemisphere and one of the largest in the world.

GovHack requires small teams of competitors to produce any kind of “hack” using open government data in around 46 hours, from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. The format of a “hack” is unspecified, but the most common are web apps, mobile apps, visualisations, and artworks. All source files are must be published in an open source repository and open-licensed. Teams can be any size and are judged on their project page and three-minute video they produce.

GovHack participants working on laptops

GovHack participants working on their projects.

Why You Should Participate in GovHack

  • GovHack is a great hackathon for first-time and veteran hackers alike. There are additional prizes exclusively for teams which are made up primarily of first-time GovHackers.
  • GovHack prides itself on being inclusive and completely free. The GovHack community is welcoming and always eager to help you out!
  • GovHack was designed to make a significant positive impact on the open data movement in Australia, New Zealand, and globally.
  • Australian Government agencies are heavily involved in GovHack, entering looks great on your resume or LinkedIn page!
  • There are a heap of different challenges to compete in, each with multiple cash prizes.

GovHack winners in 2019

GovHack winners at the National Red Carpet Awards in 2019.