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GovHack 2017 Winners

Wednesday, 20th September

The GovHack 2017 winners were announced at the state awards night in Brisbane on 8 September. This year’s event attracted more than 3000 participants, making it the best hackathon yet.

Congratulations to the winners of Brisbane City Council’s challenges. Thank you for your innovative solutions to help us make Brisbane a great place to live, work, and relax.

Brisbane City Council Challenge Winners

Freedom Fighters
Challenge: Best Transport Solution for South East Queensland
Theme: Action on congestion and Public Transport
Project: Video

Freedom Fighters
Challenge: Brisbane’s Business Success
Theme: Strong economy and new jobs
Project: Video


Kylie knows about govt services
Challenge: Bringing Brisbane Together
Theme: Lifestyle and Leisure
Project: Video

Kylie Tourism

Freedom Fighters
Challenge: Know your Clean, Green and Sustainable footprint
Theme: Clean, Green and Sustainable
Project: Video

Freedom Fighters

We would like to thank our judges and mentors who participated in the event: 

  • Shawn Day
  • Mark Pattemore
  • Tim Wright
  • Lois Andrews
  • Brayden Soo
  • Cameron Hood
  • Sarah Bishop
  • Micheal Ives
  • Daniel Thomas

Here’s what they had to say about this year’s event:

  • “Loved watching the groups form, get ideas and transform them from storyboard to solutions in such a short time. Seeing everyone excited about our data was great!”
  • “I was really impressed with how quickly the teams developed their concepts and produced demos and professional looking presentations. Great inspiration for the next time I find myself procrastinating about a project proposal!”

A brief summary of the Queensland results is available at QLD GovHack 2017

Find the full list of GovHack 2017 winners for all states here.

Thank you to everyone for contributing to another successful event. Keep the good ideas flowing, see you next year.

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