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GovHack 2018

GovHack 2018 Competition - Queensland Government video

This year, the Queensland Government sponsored two National and six State GovHack challenges.

Over one weekend in September, more than 300 hackers across eight different event locations, developed and subsequently entered 55 projects in state and federal government-sponsored challenges. The 2018 GovHack National Awards, held on Saturday 10 November in Sydney, demonstrated the depth of Queensland’s data-hacking talent with a total of 17 honours awarded.

Queensland’s 2018 GovHack National award winners are:

Spirit of GovHack

Winner: Luke Ginn (Brisbane)

People’s Choice Award

Winner: DiscoVR by Technotelecomnicon (Brisbane)

Best Government Participation State or Territory

Winner: Queensland Government

QANZAC 100 challenge

Winner: The Spirit Lives by Living Spirit (Brisbane)

Healthy communities challenge

Winner: Get Active by Get Active USC (Sunshine Coast)

Industry meets Academia bounty (sponsored by the Federal Government)

Winner: Academic Connect by I’m Learnding (Sunshine Coast)

Exploring the Oceans challenge (sponsored by the Federal Government)

Winner: Project Arc by The Ogrelords (Rockhampton)

The Queensland Government 2018 GovHack State challenge winners are:

Community disaster challenge

Winner: Smart Ways to Live by the Capricorn Four (Rockhampton)

Connected communities challenge

Winner: Markdown by Senior Savers (Rockhampton)

Litter challenge

Winner: alitternation (Brisbane)

Queensland immigration Challenge

Winner: Storytelling in 3D by HyperSphere (Brisbane)

Science data challenge

Winner: Umbrella SciSearch (Brisbane)

Tourism jobs challenge

Winner: Take Me Anywhere (Brisbane)

For more information about this event, visit

A full list of the winners of the 2018 GovHack National Awards can be found here:

A full list of the winners of the 2018 Queensland GovHack State Awards can be found here:

GovHack 2018 Competition - Opening Evening video

Hon Mick de Brenni, Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology, Minister for Sport


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