GovHack, a non-profit group focused on developing applications for Gov 2.0 and open data in Australia is offering prizes up to $30,000 to citizens who can suggest innovative ways to use government data to benefit the Australian public:
Solutions can come in the form of apps, data mash-ups and data visualisations. However, chief organiser Pia Waugh is maintaining an air of mystery about the prize categories.
“We want people to come with fresh ideas and concepts, and to build them at GovHack using publicly released data from government agencies,” Waugh said in a statement.
“To keep the playing field level, we won’t tell anyone the prize categories until the event.”
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