GovHack 2022 - Winners announced

GovHack is all about getting the best and brightest working with government data to innovate and create. 2022 certainly didn't disappoint.

Wednesday, 30 November 2022 at 2:27 am
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It was so positive to see such a mix of participants from diverse backgrounds and ages. It was especially exciting to see the submissions come from primary and secondary school students. The can only bode well for the future of data, innovation and ideas.

GovHack is all about encouraging and celebrating technical and creative capacity, connecting citizens with government for great outcomes, and building upon the social and economic value of open data published by government - which is why the event is so special to the open data program.

This year, we sponsored three challenges based on the 2022 competition themes of the Environment, Social focus and Governance issues.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all who participated in this years event from participants, to volunteers and challenge designers. Their support for the event is crucial.

2022 GovHack winners

Challenge 1 - Better Use of Data

"GNA Codes" by Team Vought(opens in a new window)

This submission looked at providing a solution for data scientists dealing with inconsistent address naming conventions.

Challenge 2 - How might we connect schools and students with the local community for learning life skills and post school opportunities?

"Lynk" by Lynk Inc(opens in a new window)

This solution considers how the local community can connect with students, providing space for learning as well as work experience and job opportunities.

Challenge 3 - What is the data telling us about what drives water quality in the Gippsland Lakes?

"Fixing Gippsland" by Team Q(opens in a new window)

Team Q took a deep dive into all the data available from the EPA to analyse the quality of water within the Gippsland Lakes