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  • GovHack 2017 Recap

    15 Aug 2017

    During the weekend from 28 July to 30 July 2017, more than 300 people attended the GovHack 2017 Brisbane and Brisbane Youth Node events. Many more attended other nodes across Queensland as well as other sites across Australia and New Zealand. Check out this years Hackerspace for the complete list of teams and entries.

    A big thanks to all participants, organisers and supporters. We received a lot of amazing ideas and are currently working through all entries to establish the winners.

    The judging phase has now commenced with the winners to be announced at the state awards at The Precinct in Fortitude Valley on 8 September. We hope to see everyone there.

    We love to hear your feedback on using our open data site, please contact us to share your thoughts or suggestions.

    GovHack 2017 Challenge Recap

    Challenge: Best Transport Solution for South East Queensland
    Theme: Action on congestion and Public Transport
    Entries: 16

    Challenge: Brisbane’s Business Success
    Theme: Strong economy and new jobs
    Entries: 14

    Challenge: Bringing Brisbane Together
    Theme: Lifestyle and Leisure
    Entries: 23

    Challenge: Know your Clean, Green and Sustainable footprint
    Theme: Clean, Green and Sustainable
    Entries: 12

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  • GovHack 2017 Challenges

    21 Jul 2017

    Overview:
    Brisbane is a great place to live, work, and relax – it’s a safe, vibrant, green and prosperous city, valued for its friendly and optimistic character and enjoyable lifestyle.

    Together, we’ve achieved a lot, but there’s more to be done. Every day, Brisbane City Council works with residents and local communities to help make our city what it is today with a long-term vision for the future. It’s that vision and focus that has Brisbane heading in the right direction and has helped to form Council’s challenges for GovHack 2017.

    With just 46 hours to develop solutions we know GovHack will deliver some amazing ideas. These ideas may not be fully developed and may not be easy or even viable or feasible to implement. They should be innovative and will provide broader input into how Brisbane can address the challenges. We encourage all participants to include, within their solutions, input on additional data or other changes that enhance the ideas, better address the challenge and deliver a better Brisbane.

     

    Challenge 1: Best Transport Solution for South East Queensland

    This is a joint challenge with Brisbane, Logan and Redland City Councils and Griffith University.

    Challenge:
    It's 7am on a Friday morning and I'm going to work. I live in Redlands but work in Brisbane and have a meeting in Logan at 3.30pm. When there is a game on a the GABBA it typically adds 30 minutes to my drive home but I'm not thinking about that in the morning. There are many others that might also impact my commute and thus transport choice such as road works, accidents and school holidays. How can I have access to the information to plan my entire commute?

    Significant growth is also expected across the region which may add to congestion in the years ahead. How can this information help reduce the impacts growth may have on congestion and help commuters to have a better travel experience?

    Theme:
    Action on congestion and Public Transport

    Vision:
    Around 60% of Redlanders, 70% of Logan and 20% of Brisbane’s employed residents work outside of their ‘cities’. Transport is not only a local issue, it is one that affects the entire region every day.

    Taking real action on traffic congestion, while delivering smoother suburban streets, means getting residents home quicker and safer. Combining this with world-class public and active transport means more buses for the suburbs, fewer cars on the road, quicker, more comfortable trips, healthier people and environment and more travel options for residents regardless of where they live or work.

    Eligibility Criteria:
    Entries must use an open dataset that contains transport data about South East Queensland.

    Data suggestions:
    Council publishes Open Data on its open data website. By searching this website you will find Council data and data from many other open data websites across Australia including the federal open data website. Some example datasets you could use for this challenge include:

    Planned temporary road occupancies Citycycle Bicycle racks Bikeways Bikeway counts Brisbane parking stations Brisbane bus stops Regulated permit parking areas

    Other open data is also available on the Queensland Government’s open data site. Another source of open data that may support solutions to this challenge is the real time transport data published by Translink.

     

    Challenge 2: Brisbane’s Business Success

    Challenge:
    Many small businesses struggle to compete with the larger, national/multinational players due to customers being unaware of local options. How can we help raise awareness of and support for local businesses and the goods and services they offer?

    Theme:
    Strong economy and new jobs

    Vision:
    Council is committed to building our local economy while creating new and innovative jobs. Supporting small business and nurturing innovation means a strong economy with more jobs right across Brisbane.

    Eligibility Criteria:
    Must focus on Brisbane business success and use at least one dataset from the Brisbane Open Data website

    Data:
    Council publishes Open Data on its open data website. By searching this website you will find Council data and data from many other open data websites across Australia including the federal open data website. Some example datasets you could use for this challenge include:

    Business events Employment projection model Wireless hotspot sites libraries and parks Suburbs and adjoining suburbs Property address data Brisbane city plan 2014 zoning Current animal related permits Brisbane city council events locations

    Other open data is also available on the Queensland Government’s open data site.

     

    Challenge 3: Bringing Brisbane Together

    Challenge:
    A wide range of public and private providers offer many lifestyle and leisure activities across Brisbane. The information about these events is often spread across multiple locations, making it hard to find. How can we bring this information together in a way that is easy to use and can help everyone find the information relevant to them?

    Theme:
    Lifestyle and Leisure

    Vision:
    A liveable city is about more than just new jobs and better roads. More leisure options mean exciting events and vibrant local markets, with better facilities and venues for all ages to enjoy. Creating new lifestyle and leisure opportunities and making these more accessible for everyone in Brisbane helps to deliver an even better Brisbane.

    Eligibility Criteria:
    Must use at least one dataset from the Brisbane Open Data website

    Data:
    Council publishes Open Data on its open data website. By searching this website you will find Council data and data from many other open data websites across Australia including the federal open data website. Some example datasets you could use for this challenge include:

    Brisbane city council events locations Brisbane city council events Brisbane events in traditional Chinese Brisbane events in simplifed Chinese Brisbane events in Korean

    Other open data is also available on the Queensland Government’s open data site.

     

    Challenge 4: Know your Clean, Green and Sustainable footprint

    Challenge:
    Many Brisbane residents and businesses like to keep Brisbane clean, green and sustainable. We have so many choices that can impact environmental outcomes both locally and globally. How can residents and businesses tell what impacts their decisions have on the environment?

    Theme:
    Clean, Green and Sustainable

    Vision:
    Keeping Brisbane clean and green is all about making our city liveable and sustainable for our children, and their children to follow.

    Eligibility Criteria:
    Must focus on Brisbane business success and use at least one dataset from the Brisbane Open Data website (data.brisbane.qld.gov.au)

    Data: 
    Council publishes Open Data on its open data website. By searching this website you will find Council data and data from many other open data websites across Australia including the federal open data website. Some example datasets you could use for this challenge include:

    Waste Collection days Brisabane weeds Waste transfer stations Free native plants Bicycle racks Citycyle Public drinking fountain taps

    Other open data is also available on the Queensland Government’s open data site.