Catalyst Australia Developer wins coveted GovHack 2014

Catalyst IT Australia GovHack 2014

Catalyst IT Australia developer, Raymond Wijaya and his team win The Australian Government Hack 2014. It is one of the largest Government-backed hackathons in Asia-Pacific.

The event boasts $80,000 in national prizes and more in local/state prizes as well as a government VIP red carpet awards night attended by senior representation from the federal, state, and local government jurisdictions (including some government ministers - Malcom Turnbull, Joe Hockey , Mathias Cormann to name a few) for all the selected finalists. The GovHack 2014 brought together over 1,300 competitors and observers from across Australia (11 cities) to create over 200 hacks using data from all levels of government.

The Red Carpet awards night was held in Brisbane on 10 August 2014.

The prototype project that Raymond led and contributed to collected 4 first prizes and 1 second prize (the prizes are more than $8k in total, Australian Government hack certificates and two Australian government hack medals (Gold and Silver)).

  • The best overall social inclusion hack category and the best use of health datasets
  • The best data journalism hack category and the best use of health data
  • The best example of social or environmental justice category

View the award winning project on Youtube

Congratulations to Raymond and his team.

This story has been covered in:

http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2014/aug/11/hacking-democracy-n...

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/390891,govt-to-release-thousands-of-data-s...

Catalyst IT Australia GovHack 2014