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Unleashed 2016 all wrapped up.

From Friday 29 to Sunday 31 July, budding entrepreneurs, business people, developers, coders, artists and makers of all ages attended one of five locations across South Australia to use government Open Data to create and innovate.

Commencing on Friday night, the official launch in the Kerry Packer Gallery space at UniSA buzzed with competition hopefuls. Some brought ready-made teams, others looked to form teams that could transform government datasets, and prototype new solutions to existing challenges.

Submitting a substantial 54 eligible entries, participants across the State now await their fate with judges decisions announced at the South Australian Unleashed Awards night to be held Friday 16 September 2016.

Thank you to participants, sponsors, mentors, volunteers and ODG staff for making Unleashed 2016 a huge success and stay tuned for information about winning entries.

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About Unleashed

Unleashed is South Australia’s annual Open Data competition, which is part of the GovHack competition held across Australia and New Zealand. Over one weekend, teams use Open Data that has been made available by government to showcase how we can create innovative services for South Australians.

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.

Competition entrants create a proof of concept together with a video that tells their story of how they’ve used datasets. A panel of judges view the entries and decide category and competition winners. Competition prize categories are announced at the launch of the competition weekend.

Unleashed and GovHack prizes

There are two ways to be recognised for your participation in Unleashed and GovHack.

Competition entrants are in the running for recognition and prizes at the:
•    GovHack National awards
•    Unleashed South Australia awards

On the closing night of the competition weekend, Unleashed hosts also award location-based prizes.

Government agencies, affiliate organisations and local councils are encouraged to release eligible data for use in the competition.

To learn more about what participants do with data, watch the Unleashed video.

To learn more about the 2015 competition, watch the 2015 Unleashed video.

Unleashed Competition Open Data

There are currently over 1000 sets of Open Data released by South Australian Government agencies and local councils for Unleashed competitors to use.

New data is regularly uploaded to the site and made available. Visit Data.SA to see the datasets that are available now.

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Visit the section For Competitors for more 2016 competition information.