GovHack announces 2014 winners

After more than 1,200 developers across Australia hacked away for 48 hours over the 11-13 July weekend, the GovHack 2014 winners have been announced.

Hackers used open government datasets to build innovative apps and tools for citizens. Digital humanities, science, data journalism, social inclusion and business were the main categories. The projects that won more than one award across the categories were What Is Gov (Baby Don’t Hurt Me), AussieMon: The Native Pokemon Game, The Hack Report, When the Heck am I?, Data-by-region comparator, Show the Gap and Languages of Sydney.

What Grows Here? won the people’s choice award; When the Heck am I? was the runner up. Brisbane-based River City Labs, which helps develop startups and early stage businesses, will run a workshop to coach finalists on the next steps for their projects.Continue>>>