Unleashed News

Unleashed Connections Event

On Friday 8 July we’re holding a networking event at the University of South Australia’s Bradley Forum from 5.30pm – 7.30pm.

Competitors can speak directly with data providers and network with other participants to ask questions and form teams.

At the Connections event:

  • get an overview of the competition
  • hear presentations by and talk with subject matter experts across a range of disciplines
  • have informal chats with data providers and collaborate with them on potential ideas
  •  meet with other participants and form teams.

The event will be held at the University of South Australia’s Bradley Forum: Level 5, Hawke Building, City West campus, 50-55 North Terrace, Adelaide.

Register for the Unleashed Connections Event today!

Unleashed Information Sessions

Information sessions explaining more about the competition and the opportunities for NexGen participants will be held at the following venues:

  • Port Adelaide Library (NexGen location) – Monday 04 July 2016, 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

Register for the Port Adelaide Unleashed Information Session

  • Mount Gambier Library (NexGen and Unleashed location for adults) – Tuesday 05 July 2016, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Register for the Mount Gambier Unleashed Information Session

  • Stretton Centre (NexGen and Unleashed location for adults) – Thursday 07 July 2016, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Register for the Playford (Stretton Centre) Unleashed Information Session

These sessions will provide opportunities to speak directly with the competition organisers and those who are providing data, it’s also a great chance for competitors to network with each other and form teams.

Unleashed Competition Dates

Unleashed 2016 event dates have been announced – This year the competition will be held over the weekend of Friday 29 – Sunday 31 July 2016.

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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 700 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.

Logo for the Data.SA Open Data Directory

Visit the section For Competitors for more 2016 competition information.