This July, Fire Station 101 is once again supporting the international GovHack event to connect technical and creative skills with open government data. Over three incredible days, we will create relationships, support entrepreneurs, deliver real social and economic outcomes, eat, laugh, and have fun!

You can register for the Ipswich 2017 GovHack here:

Ipswich City Council planning data with a Smart City focus

Across Australia and New Zealand over the weekend of 28-30 July, creatives, developers, and anyone with an idea are invited to use open government data to make a difference.  This year, Ipswich City Council’s contribution of over 61 data sets focuses on planning data for Queensland’s fastest growing council and adds to a large number of challenges and prizes.

Ipswich City Council’s award winning Smart City program is designed to ” put people at the centre of a powerful transformation that will connect Ipswich with each other, with the future, and with the world”. Through the GovHack weekend at Fire Station 101, Council mentors will be available to support participants to be a part of this journey.

In last year’s hackathon, Ipswich teams created platforms to help with emergency response, access intellectual property, address prostate and cervical cancer, and more. What will we come up with this year with even more access to data?

With the challenge set, it is up to you to come up with ideas to help us get there. What could a new form of community dashboard look like? Can we improve how people connect? Support emergency response? Make the city safer? More sustainable? Easier to do business or access services?

We invite you to join like-minded talented people to help us figure it out. With cash prizes available, GovHack is a unique opportunity that is not to be missed.

Read more about the Ipswich City Council Smart City program here:

Fire Station 101 GovHack Registration

Tuesday, 25 July Information Night:

Friday to Saturday Hackathon:

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