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Unleashed Connections

Get a head start at this week’s info session!

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.

What’s in it for You

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.

Event Schedule

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

Mentors Available*

Data Mentors will be available to answer your questions about the following data and more!

Local Council Data
Asbestos Removal
Baby Names
Liquor Licensees
Equal Opportunity Complaints and Enquiries
Crime Mapper
Transport, Planning
International Exports
State Development
Air Quality
Expiation Notices

view data on Data.SA
Register for the event on Eventbrite

Media Release – SA Digital Entrepreneurs ready for Unleashed Challenge

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Innovative South Australians will be able to use previously unpublished State Government data as part of Unleashed, the State’s annual open data competition.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

Anyone interested in taking part as a sponsor or data provider can contact Unleashed at

Machinery of Data 2015

“Machinery of Data” (MOD) is an  data driven competition: one that merges open data with hardware and art.

MOD Unleashed is a competition where makers, artists and crafters build machines and art that is driven by, reacts to and is inspired by open data released into the public domain.

MOD was run for the first time ever here in South Australia. View 2014 entries here and  winners here.

MOD will once again run in 2015 with a slighty different format and structure.

We want to spread the good time across the year so we will announce more information about the MOD compeition 2015 in August 2015 (after GovHack Unleashed 2015).

Please subscribe to our Unleashed news to receive all announcments here.