Those of a digitally debonair disposition are assembling for the annual GovHack competitions, held across Australia in September.
GovHack is a competition that spans over a weekend, where competitors are tasked with using an open data set from government resources at various levels and using it to answer a question through a presentation.
Govhack state director Damian Frappell said the competition is open to all ages and levels of programming experience.
"As long as it's creative, and as long as you've used an open data set as inspiration, you can enter," he said.
"You don't have to all be hardcore coders, a mixed team usually does really well."
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Launceston's GovHack event will be hosted by startup space Enterprize at their new Macquarie House headquarters.
Enterprize community manager Kaitlin Roach said programming know-how was important, but in the tech sector, like all industries, it is important to have people who can craft an engaging presentation at the competition's conclusion.
"As venue partners, it's a way for us [Enterprize] to bring people inside our innovative space ... it's our first event at Macquarie House so that's really exciting for us," Ms Roach said.
GovHack will run from September 6 - 8 at Macquarie House, to register visit https://govhack.org/events/launceston/.
An information evening is being held at Enterprize's Paterson Street headquarters on August 23 at 6pm.
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