HackVision takes out three awards at GovHack

Published: Thursday, 21 November 2019 at 9:40:38 AM

In September, IT Vision competed under the name “HackVision” in the Melbourne instalment of GovHack held at Melbourne University winning three national awards and one honourable mention.

HackVision was made up of Adrian (Chief Technology Officer), Steve (Director of Rapid Response and R&D), Sarah (Business Analyst), Rawiri (Resource and Compliance Services Team Lead), Mukul (Business Analyst), and Lucy (Marketing Consultant) who took on board the purpose of GovHack, which is, “a festival of ideas using open government data to make our communities better places” with gusto in the preparation of their submission.

Over the weekend the team competed alongside 100’s of teams around Australia in one of the world’s largest open data competitions. An impressive 559 projects were submitted during the event (just a 46 hours period!)

The HackVision team submitted two entries into GovHack:

Jobit

A mobile first app which addresses audiences through a series of channels, engaging the job seeker, the employer and the training organisation in one platform.

View the Project Info on Hackerspace

Destination Tourism

A mobile-first destination tourism concept which motivates visitors to engage with a destination, utilising the app to plan and experience local points of interest during their stay.

View the Project Info on Hackerspace

 There were late nights, early mornings and an endless stream of coffee but the hard work paid off the team walked away with the following accolades:

Winner of the following challenges:

Received an honourable mention in the following challenge:

GovHack is Australia’s largest open government and open data hackathon. First run as a small Canberra based event in 2009, it has quickly expanded to a national competition with simultaneous events taking place in major cities across the country, with the event attracting over 1000 competitors every year.

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