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2015 Perth GovHack Winners

A record prize pool of $35,000 attracted 140 Perth participants to GovHack Perth 2015 over the 3-5 July weekend.

Now in its third year, GovHack WA brings together members of the public from all backgrounds to create and innovate new ways to use open government data for the greatest public and private benefit for Western Australia.

Pawsey Executive Director Dr Neil Stringfellow at Perth GovHack. Image: Tamryn Barker

Pawsey Executive Director Dr Neil Stringfellow at Perth GovHack. Image: GovHack Perth 2015

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre was proud to once again be a sponsor for Perth GovHack, where Pawsey Executive Director Dr Neil Stringfellow delivered one of the closing speeches.

This year, 16 winning teams and six individual winners took home $35,000 in prizes across a range of categories.

Pawsey was proud to sponsor the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Big & Complex Data Prize, with the Map All the Things taking home the $2000 first prize and Datagum winning $1000 for runner up. Map All the Things created an interactive map that gives members of the public an easy and convenient way to access official government data published by State Departments.

“Map All the Things and Datagum came up with some truly innovative ways to explore and access government data, making them deserving winners of the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Big & Complex Data Prize,” says Dr Stringfellow.

The largest individual prize winner, taking home the Landgate Most Innovative Use of Location Information Prize, was the Synergising Synergies for Sitizens team.

The team used Landgate data to isolate Perth suburbs with the greatest possible potential for rooftop solar panel investment.

“It is especially heartening to see such a fantastic turnout and recognition of the next generation of Western Australian data minds,” says Dr Stringfellow.

“The Western Australian Government is extremely proactive in promoting data engagement through programs like GovHack, and the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is extremely proud to have helped make this happen once again.”

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre would like to congratulate the following winners of Perth GovHack 2015:

Department of Aboriginal Affairs Aboriginal People and Culture Prize
Winner: #oncountry

Department of Aboriginal Affairs Aboriginal Economic Development Prize
Winner: ValYou

Department of Aboriginal Affairs Cranked-Up Statistics Prize
Winner: Map All The Things

Department of Aboriginal Affairs MVP Data Prize
Winner: Indigenous War Heroes

Landgate Most Innovative Use of Location Information Prize
Winner: Synergising Synergies for Sitizens
Runner-up: Map All The Things

Best Use of Arts and Culture Data
Winner: yes we ckan
Runner-up: Indigenous War Heroes

Main Roads Keep WA Moving Prize
Winner: Should I Drive?

RAC Safe Mobility Prize
Winner: Rubber Side Up
Runner-up: Should I Drive?

RAC Accessible Mobility Prize
Winner: Map All The Things
Runner-up: Flux Capacity

RAC Sustainable Mobility Prize
Winner: Forage
Runner-up: IoTransport

Synergy Energising Communities Prize
Winner: Synergising Synergies for Sitizens
Second Place: SynergyCity 2015
Third Place: emPOWERed neighbours

Cisco Internet of Everything Prize
Winner: emPOWERed neighbours
Runner-up: Forage

RDA Connecting Regionally Prize
Winner: ValYou
Runner-up: #oncountry

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Big & Complex Data Prize
Winner: Map All The Things
Runner-up: Datagum

Curtin Data Analytics Prize
Winner: Owl
Runner-up: ValYou

NGIS Smart Cities Prize
Winner: Flux Capacity

Knowledge Society Entrepreneurship Bounty
Winner: Owl

Spacecubed Best Citizen Service Bounty
Winner: yes we ckan

Business News Best Business Hack Bounty
Winner: Synergising Synergies for Sitizens

GovHack Perth Newbie Prizes (OGN, CPSU, WiTWA)
Winners: Anne Hill, Les Delaforce

GovHack Perth Promising Young Hacker Prizes (OGN, Synergy)
Winner: Felix von Perger

GovHack Perth Mentor Prizes
Winners: Meg Travers (SRO), Jess McDonald (CSIRO), Stephen Jones (DAA)

collageFor more information on Perth GovHack, please see the official website here.

All photos courtesy of GovHack Perth 2015.

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