GovHack 2015 red carpet awards

10 September 2015

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:

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): 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:

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.

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