We have a bunch of people working hard to create a MoD entry for this years Machinery of Data competition.
“Machinery of Data” (MoD) is a data driven competition where makers, artists and crafters build machines and art that is driven by, reacts to and is inspired by South Australian open data that is discoverable on Data.SA the South Australian Government data directory.
It is not to late to register your project! You still have three weekends to build your creation!
To enter complete the the form available from this link by 19 October 2015 https://mod2015.formstack.com/forms/mod_entry
All entry’s will be submitted to the Machinery of Data exhibition at the
SUNDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2015 at TONSLEY
1284 South Road, Clovelly Park (the old Mitsubishi site)
The Machinery of Data Exhibition will run from 10am until 5pm in the special MoD Exhibition space at the Adelaide Mini Maker Faire.
If open data is your thing and you have a creative edge, then the Machinery of Data (MOD) competition is for you.
MOD is a data driven competition that merges open data with hardware and art. Some examples include: A 3D printed representation of open data, jewellery, art or music based on data or a clock that uses Adelaide Metro data to show bus arrival times.
Anything goes just use Data.SA open data to inspire or interact with your creation.
This year we are partnering with the Adelaide Maker Faire to host a Data.SA and Machinery of Data Exhibition. The event will be held on Sunday 1 November, 10am – 5pm, 1284 South Road, Clovelly Park (the old Mitsubishi site).
$1000 Prize up for grabs for best in show!
The competition commences as soon as you get an idea and entry is free! Simply submit your expression of interest entry by 1 October 2015 on EventBrite which details your creation.
Your entry does not need to be completed until the 30th October 2015.
For further information visit the MOD Webpage.
Check out last years entries for some inspiration.
South Australia Unleashed competitors also participated in the GovHack international competition. A cross section of GovHackers were chosen to fly to Sydney for the Red Carpet Awards on Saturday 5 September. We are happy to announce that the South Australian winners are:
We are happy to announce that the South Australian’ winners are:
The Best Digital Transformation Hack
Winner: Health Buddy by Chamonix
Runners up: InvestSA by team CMUnity
The Best Science Hack
Winner: Lungs by Saint Simon
The Best Youth Team
Winner: AusEd by team Nexus (Mount Gambier)
Runners up: Bike Safe by Luke and Josh (Playford)
Best Public Servant Team
Winner: Safeway-2-go by team Hippo Creative
The International Bounty for WW1Hacks
Highly Commended: For King and Countree by team Bold
The Scientific Data Bounty
Highly Commended: Lungs by team Saint Simon
Highly Commended: Ecovalia by team Torange Juice
The Geoscience Australia Data Bounty
Highly Commended: Virtual RADelaide by team mmmmapshacks
Visit the GovHack website for videos of the Red Carpet Awards and other national winners.
The Bendigo Bank was abuzz on Friday 31 July with SA Unleashed competitors from Adelaide, Onkaparinga and Playford eager to find out who won! The Mount Gambier location ran an Awards Night simultaneously.
The Adelaide Awards Night opened with a welcome from Joe Formichella, the Bendigo Bank State Manager, and the opening speech was made by the Minister for the Public Sector, the Honourable Susan Close MP.
A total of 33 prize categories were awarded to SA Unleashed and N3xGen competitors. For a listing of all the winning teams visit the Unleashed 2015 prize winners list
Premiers Award Winners
From left to right: Teams Hactory and XPressioneers
The South Australia (SA) Unleashed 2015 competition was an even bigger success this year with over 200 participants competing in 4 locations; Adelaide, Mt Gambier, the City of Onkaparinga and the City of Playford. Approximately 40 teams competed in SA Unleashed and 50 youths competed in the inaugural N3xGen open data competition.
Over 735 datasets were available to competitors from Data.SA, 192 of those were released in June for the competition. The best state government contribution to Unleashed was the Department of the Premier and Cabinet who went from 18 datasets to 139. The best local council contribution was the Port Adelaide Enfield Council for actively engaging with participants through the events.
The event wouldn’t have been possible without our sponsors and our dedicated Unleashed crew who worked tirelessly to prepare the event and provide support over the competition weekend. A big thank you to our data publishers and data mentors who provided specialist advice to the competitors on the data.
Everything you need to know for Unleashed 2015!
The 2015 Participant Kit is ready to go!
Within each the you’ll find everything you need to know from the code of conduct, to what happens at registration, and details about the lovely volunteers and mentors who are there to ensure you have a great Unleashed.
It’s packed full of handy tips for how to have a great hackathon, what you should bring with you, when you’ll be fed, and much more!
Unleashed is South Australia’s annual open data competition part of the GovHack competition that is held in locations around Australia and for the first time in New Zealand. This year we are pleased to launch the first N3xGen Unleashed to be hosted for 13-18 year. So that’s 3 level of competition you may be eligible for – GovHack International, Unleashed South Australia and N3xGen for our Youth community.
This is your opportunity to shine! This is your opportunity to craft great outcomes from open government data! And this is your opportunity to compete for some great prizes!
Have a good time, conduct yourself well, enjoy working with others, build relationships, and walk away with the feeling that the cause for open data is just that little bit better. Most of all, let’s see some awesome outcomes!
All participants must register on arrival. At registration participants and guardians will be provided with an Unleashed name badge and lanyard that must be worn at all times. You will also be given details on Internet access at the venue and Goodie bag with T-shirt and other giveaways.
What to bring:
Please label your belongings so we can return them to you if you leave them behind. Here are some of the things we’ve seen people using at Unleashed before.
We’ll be taking care of your food and beverages while you’re at N3xGen & Unleashed, so all you need to bring along any extra snacks you want. If you have any special dietary needs, let us know on Eventbrite ticket registration form (or contact us, ASAP) and we’ll do our best to take care of you.
You will find all of South Australian data on the data.sa website at www.data.sa.gov.au .To be eligible for South Australian Prizes you must use at least one data set published the open data portal on data.sa. Some prize categories may have additional data requirements.
You will find the list of national data available for the national GovHack competition at https://www.govhack.org/2015-data/
Check the eligibility requirements of the GovHack National Major Prizes to see if you need to use a specific dataset for the prize category you want to enter. To maximize your chances to win prizes you may want to mash up National and South Australian data, giving you a chance in as many categories as possible.
A developer kit is available on the GovHack website, which you are welcome to use. You will find all the information on what’s available to you here: http://www.govhack.org/howto/
Submitting your entry
Hackerspace is the Official Unleashed and GovHack competition submission site and allows you to submit all components required for your team’s Govhack entry. Note: submission elements and times are system controlled so not extensions are available! Teams are required to submit the following as part of their competition entry on Hackerspace http://hackerspace.govhack.org/:
Timeframes to register and submit:
All prizes you can compete for will be announced on 3 July at the NexGen Unleashed 2015 launch party at 7pm! After then you can find the prizes http://www.govhack.org/2015-prizes/. Teams are eligible for some great prizes, including:
You must nominate which prizes you are competing for on your Hackerspace project page. http://hackerspace.govhack.org/
There are also a few prizes for particular categories of participants. Teams must self-nominate in the HackerSpace which of the following categories best describes their team and declare the eligible members. Team awards can be nominated for if over 50% of your team members identify with the nominated team category. A youth is anyone 18 years or younger. To be eligible for the Best University or Best Public Servant award please add the relevant competitors *.edu.au or *.gov.au email address.
A Hackers Vote award will be issued to the highest voted overall project. There are four weeks you can nominate your Hackers Vote. Only registered team members can vote so make sure all your team members are registered on your project page. You will have 3 voting points which you can allocate over 3 projects (1 point per project).
Unleashed Spirit Prizes are awarded to an individual who make the event awesome just for participating, sharing, laughing and getting into the spirit of Unleashed. A Local Spirit of GovHack prize for the team that displays the greatest spirit of GovHack, aka the best “hacker” ethos will also be awarded. This means the team who best helped others, shared, learned or applied their skills creatively or cleverly. Local Spirit prizes are announced on the Sunday night after the competition. Each local winner will be then up for the GovHack Spirit of GovHack Award announced at the Red Carpet Awards.
Teams are required to submit the following as part of their competition entry:
All entries will be judged by the Competition Judging Panels against the following criteria:
The Unleashed and GovHack competition judges will choose all winners. The judging panels for prizes will consist of a mix of Unleashed Crew, government agency representatives and industry sponsors as appropriate for each prize. All Submissions elements detailed in “Submitting your entry” section of this document must be completed by the required time. No requests for extensions will be considered. Final arbiter is the judging panel whose decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. This is a competition of skill. Chance plays no part in this competition. Judges are not eligible to compete for prizes. All other competition rules are available at www.govhack.org/competition-rules-code-of-conduct/
To prepare participants for the Unleashed Open Data Competition, we’re running Unleashed Connections! This will be a free information session at Bendigo Bank, 80 Grenfell Street Adelaide, at 5:30pm on Thursday June 18. Register for the event on Eventbrite.
The Unleashed crew will be there to give you an overview of the Unleashed competition and answer any questions. Find out what you can enter and more importantly what you can win!
This is a great chance to meet some new people and form a team.
Data providers (data mentors) will also be in attendance to share their knowledge of data and incubate ideas with you to pursue during the competition. You’ll be able to find them in designated break out spaces around the venue.
The evening will commence with delicious cocktail food and networking.
5:30 PM Networking and refreshments
6:00 PM Event welcome and briefing
6:20 PM Data Science Basics
6:30 PM Forming a team connections
6:30 PM Floating data mentor connections
7:30 PM Close
Data Mentors will be available to answer your questions about the following data and more!
Local Council Data
Equal Opportunity Complaints and Enquiries
view data on Data.SA
Register for the event on Eventbrite
Media release from Minister Susan Close, Minister for Public Sector
SA digital entrepreneurs ready for Unleashed challenge
Innovative South Australians will be able to use previously unpublished State Government data as part of Unleashed, the State’s annual open data competition.
This year’s Unleashed runs from July 3-5 in Adelaide and Mount Gambier, with prizes for digital entrepreneurs who create the best mashup of data, new services smart phone applications and web tools using non-sensitive Government data.
Public Sector Minister Susan Close said Unleashed participants have 46 hours to craft a video pitch showcasing their ideas, proof of concepts and how they will reuse the data.
“Unleashed is a great chance for South Australian innovation and knowledge to shine.
“The competition is now in its third year and has already resulted in great ideas that can make an impact in the community.
“These ideas include last year’s winner – Nature Ninjas’ ‘What grows here’ app, which helps would-be gardeners determine the most appropriate plants for their space and needs, using data released by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources,” Ms Close said.
For the first time, the State Government will also run a contest specifically aimed at fostering the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.
“Last year we saw great ideas from youth teams at the Unleashed event in Mount Gambier, while the Adelaide event hosted the State’s youngest competitor at only 13 years of age.
“Now, for the first time, we’re holding NextGen Unleashed – an event open to 13-18 year olds held at the same time as Unleashed at the Mount Gambier library, the Woodcroft Community Centre and the City of Playford Civic Centre,” Ms Close said.
Ahead of the competition, an Unleashed Connections event on June 18 will give competitors a chance to network, form teams and explore the data with experts.
This year’s Unleashed Platinum Event sponsor is Bendigo Bank, which is hosting the Adelaide event at Rundle Place.
More information about the events and subscription to early registration is available at uladl.com
Anyone interested in taking part as a sponsor or data provider can contact Unleashed at
Registrations for all Unleashed events are now open!
To secure your spot in this years competition, follow the links below:
Unleashed Connections – Unleashed SA pre-event
Unleashed Adelaide 2015
Unleashed and N3xGen Mount Gambier 2015
N3xgen Unleashed Playford 2015
N3xGen Unleashed Onkaparinga 2015