GovHack competition coming to Launceston

A national competition using people’s creative and entrepreneurial skills to create ideas “for the common good” is coming to Launceston.

GovHack is a free, 46-hour event held across Australia and New Zealand, between July 28 and 30. 

Thousands of open government data sources will be available, with data mentors available to lend a hand. 

GovHack is an incubator event that welcomes individuals of all ages and skills to build on the social and economic value of open data published by government.

The program’s national director, Richard Tubb, said the program would bring together the best and brightest people across the nation to innovate and create.

“Big themes this year include data science, smart cities, and new applications of machine learning,” he said. 

Register for the event at govhack.org. 

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