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Already registered? Download a competitor pack:

Unleashed Competitor Pack 2014 Adelaide (PDF)

Unleashed Competitor Pack 2014 Mt Gambier (PDF)

Unleashed is South Australia’s annual open data competition – part of the national GovHack competition which will run across the country simultaneously.

Unleashed provides an opportunity for web and application developers, open data & visualisation gurus, journalists, graphic designers, researchers, and anyone interested in playing with data to come together over a single weekend, 11-13 July 2014. Teams work together to create new mashups, data visualisations and apps with open data from government, research and industry. We provide everything you’ll need (BYO laptop) to create to your heart’s content, for glory, or money, or both!

Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, teams require individuals with a range of different skills so if you’re not a coder you can still participate. Teams work together to submit a concept after 48 hours.

You will be in the running for lots of major and minor prizes for the best work that uses open data. You can compete for local Unleashed prizes and/or for national GovHack prizes at the same event! But even better, you can connect with your peers, talk to the people who produce the data, and get an insight into problems they need to solve.

What is it all about?

Governments, research organisations and businesses collect enormous amounts of data, but have limited resources to get it into the hands of citizens in engaging ways. Unleashed is an event to draw together people from government, industry, academia and of course, the general public to mashup, reuse, and remix open data. Unleashed is about finding new ways to do great things and encouraging open government and open data.

Unleashed runs over 48 hours. Teams work through the weekend and submit an entry at the end of the competition. Check out this short video from 2013:

This year we are also running:

  • a Data Connections pre-event with data mentors
  • a Machinery of Data makers’ event
  • a satellite competition in Mount Gambier as well as the competition in Adelaide.

Key dates and registration

Friday 11 – Sunday 13 July: Unleashed Adelaide competition weekend. Register here.

Friday 11 – Sunday 13 July: Unleashed Mount Gambier competition weekend. Register here.

23 May – 10 August: Machinery of Data competition. Register here.

Thursday 3 July: Data Connections pre-event. Register here.


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