Congratulations to all the winners!
Well done to all of the teams that competed at Unleashed this year, and congratulations to the winners of both the local Unleashed and national GovHack prizes!
South Australia was also honoured to receive the Best Government Contributor Award (awarded by NICTA), which is a special trophy for the department, agency or government that has been the best contributor to GovHack 2013.
What is Unleashed?
Unleashed is South Australia’s premier competition for use of open government data and the Adelaide node of GovHack.
Unleashed 2013 was part of a national event to draw together people from government, industry, academia and the general public to mashup, reuse, and remix government data.
Governments collect and publish enormous amounts of data, but have limited resources to get it into the hands of their citizens in engaging ways. GovHack is about finding new ways to do great things and encouraging open government and open data, including producing mobile apps and websites.
In just 48 hours, from 31 May to 2 June 2013, Unleashed provided an opportunity for web and application developers, entrepreneurs, open data advocates and visualisation enthusiasts, to put their skills to the test, to network, collaborate, and battle it out to find new and better ways of using government data.
Over 100 digital entrepreneurs combed public data sets to create innovative digital solutions for the benefit of the community.
As a direct consequence of Unleashed, 217 datasets from 27 agencies and organisations, were released under a Creative Commons licence – 213 of these under the CC-BY (attribution) licence.
Over $100,000 in prizes was awarded for the most creative use of open government data, including a $40,000 prize sponsored by Deloitte Digital and OCIO for the Premier’s Award.
Of the 133 teams registered across the nation for last weekend’s GovHack, South Australia held the largest event with 26 teams competing for prizes. South Australia also entered the largest number of entries. Of the 130 projects submitted across the nation, 29 projects were submitted by South Australian teams.