How can we combine data to help government make their big and small decisions? Government makes decisions every day—with long term consequences such as the location of a school, or on a small scale such as the rostering of helpdesk staff.
Government bodies at local, state and national levels make many decisions each day. Sometimes these are decisions with long term consequences such as where to build a new school. But many are on a smaller scale such as how many people to roster on a phone helpdesk or where police should set up random breath tests.
At the same time, governments are collecting data on everything from road use to public housing to recreational fishing areas.
When combined, this data has the potential to help government make better decisions to deliver better services for people. You could find a data-driven solution to:
Improve management of water in drought declared areas.
Better target services and interventions to prevent family violence
Redesign our cities to meet the needs of a future which includes autonomous vehicles, environmental changes due to climate change and more
Improve services for retirees, pet owners, users of public transport — or all three!
Your objective with this challenge is to combine data sets to make a decision for government which gives a positive outcome for people. This should be forward-looking - recommending to government where future investment should be made, or services provided.
What we are looking out for when we judge the entries
How persuasive is your entry? Have you proved your point?
How will people benefit? How many people will benefit?
How much is your solution likely to cost? Does this match the potential benefits?
We will be looking for innovation:
How have you presented your entry — is it simple and clear, have you given us more than data shown on a map?
Have we seen data used in this way elsewhere?
Have you transformed the data by improving it, cleaning it or linking it to other data sets?
If you have a user interface, is it intuitive?
Does your data fit into a policy narrative?
Is your solution transferable and scalable, could it be be used by other government agencies or areas?
Eligibility: Use at least two data sets (at least one from data.gov.au) to help government make a decision that will improve services for people. Any code produced for your entry must be published on github under an open license. If your entry is not software, you will need to show the working behind your use of data along with any calculations and analysis you did. You must indicate which specific government agency (at any level of government) can take action based on your entry.
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Saturday 12pm Lock In Checkpoint
Running on Caffeine - Health-HackGo to Team Project
alitternation - alitternationGo to Team Project
DIISplay - TrendhoundGo to Team Project
Six to Fix - Project Glad You Bot It UpGo to Team Project
Vision - VisionGo to Team Project
Tiny Happy People Hacking - Safer EvacuationsGo to Team Project
Team Placeholder - PlaceholderGo to Team Project
I adopted a puppy today but I'm still here hacking - Correlation ExplorerGo to Team Project
Null VRiables - Beautiful InfringementsGo to Team Project
Potato = Not Potato - To Employ or Not To EmployGo to Team Project
ImEmployable - J.A.GGo to Team Project
as.numeric - CrashboardGo to Team Project
Object reference not set to an instance of an object. - bVocalGo to Team Project
Fighting Mongooses - My Two CentsGo to Team Project
Project 77 - Age-Friendly CanberraGo to Team Project
Team 337 - Project 337Go to Team Project
GCLink - GCLinkGo to Team Project
My Local School - My Local SchoolGo to Team Project
Insight Hackers - SoloNavGo to Team Project
Heat Syncs - The Darwin Heatsync ProjectGo to Team Project
Wynners - WynbusGo to Team Project
Digital Bureaucrats - Bus' A MoveGo to Team Project
Insolvency Oracle - Insolvency Risk ProfilerGo to Team Project
Weekend warriors - Cutting the QueuesGo to Team Project
Live+Smart Lab - EnVisible CityGo to Team Project
Team 347 - Where the PeepsGo to Team Project
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Pakers - Happy Parking!Go to Team Project
Nostradata - A Taxing ProblemGo to Team Project
L.E.S.S. is more 1 - The mystery of historyGo to Team Project
Team 36 - Canberra Business NinjaGo to Team Project
TubeLights - Orana Welcome HomeGo to Team Project
Codefefe - Marauders AppGo to Team Project
Null VRiables - Virtual Emergency ManagementGo to Team Project
Migration Blues - Migration BluesGo to Team Project
Hard Pivot - InsolvedGo to Team Project
Just We Three - Connected - Councils Connecting CommunityGo to Team Project
Amaltr - Illuminating the NightGo to Team Project
SolarAS - Alice Solar HomesGo to Team Project
Sunday 12pm Lock In Checkpoint
Get Active USC - Get ActiveGo to Team Project
The Hackermen - Congestion Management SystemGo to Team Project
The Codefather - CouncilPlusGo to Team Project
I adopted a puppy today but I'm still here hacking - BinChicken - Making Australia Clean AgainGo to Team Project
Unlucky Magician - Car park unknown.Go to Team Project
Dazed and Confused - A story of cables and carsGo to Team Project
Team 193 - Data Science for EveryoneGo to Team Project
Happy Goats - Crowdsourcing data auditsGo to Team Project
Climatic - ClimacticGo to Team Project
Tiny Happy People Hacking - People's BudgetGo to Team Project
MelbourneGo - EasyBuzz ParkingGo to Team Project
micents - micentsGo to Team Project
IWasTheOnlyYouth - Our Envrionmental ImpactGo to Team Project
Sunday 5pm Lock In Checkpoint
Team insolvit - InsolvitGo to Team Project
The Interesting Company - Vic NaviGo to Team Project
mbae - KickStart-UpGo to Team Project
Future Ocean - From Global Climate Change to Future Ocean: Geospatial Local and Nonlinear Impacts of Ocean Flows and Human Activities on the Ocean Climate and Environment, and Spatiotemporal Decision Making for Marine EcosystemsGo to Team Project
G.E.O. Janes - Big BackyardGo to Team Project
Health Hackers - Personalised Health Care Made EasyGo to Team Project
Zero c00l - My MPGo to Team Project
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