The red carpet awards brought hackers from across Australia and New Zealand as awards were presented to worthy recipients, following the 46 hour straight hackathon that ran from 3-5 July.
This is the first year we have participated in GovHack, supporting the International Digital Humanities award category.
Two award winners who used IP Government Open Data took a host of prizes:
- Patentstori.es, by the Patent Trolls won: International Digital Humanities Hack; Best Higher Education Team; the Boba Fett Bounty Hunter Prize and were highly commended for both theMost Useful Product or Service for the Public and the IP data bounty
- Neuron – Connecting Like Minds, by Team Neuron won: the Best Entrepreneurial Hack and theIP data bounty, coming in as the runners up to both the Best Digital Transformation Hack andBest Science Hack.
Caption (L-R): Matthew Johnson from the Office of Chief Economists (OCE), IP Australia, award winner for Neuron – Connecting Like Minds Christopher Michaelides from Team Neuron and Alica Daly and Ben Mitra-Kahn (OCE).
Caption: Group photo of GovHack participants, award winners and IP Australia representatives.
Caption(L-R): Patentstori.es award winners Andrew Donnellan and Benjamin Roberts from the Patent Trolls team with Alica Daly and Matthew Johnson from the Office of Chief Economists, IP Australia (L-R).
You can check out more photos from the night on the GovHack Flickr page.
Other great projects that made use of IP data also included:
- Let’s Breed Plants & IPs (Melbourne)
- Patent Finder App (Adelaide)
- A Patent to the past (Ballarat)
- Patents & Insights for Innovation (Camperdown).
GovHack is in its fifth year and brings together government open data with software and data ‘hackers’ over a weekend to create new and creative products with open data. The annual competition was an opportunity for digital creatives, data analysts, story tellers, entrepreneurs and civic society enthusiasts to explore, mash up, ideate and communicate their concepts using open Government data.
Our own IP Government Open Data had excellent uptake and was the third most downloaded dataset over the weekend.
Congratulations to all those involved for your work raising the profile of IP data and information.