Open Data hack events

Hack events, or hackathons, are time-constrained events where developers, designers, users and others collaborate to create innovative software solutions from open data sets. State Library hosts challenges and contributes open data sets for relevant hack events in Queensland as part of our open data strategy.

GovHack 2019

GovHack is the largest open data hackathon in the Southern Hemisphere. Across one weekend, thousands collaborate to develop ideas and solves challenges using open data while competing for state and national prizes. State Library is hosting a challenge at GovHack 2019 from 6-8 September. There are confirmed events in Brisbane, Gladstone, Gold Coast, Mackay, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast, and Toowoomba. Participation is free and open to all.

State Library's challenge for GovHack 2018: How might we engage Queenslanders with Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation?

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State Library also hosted challenges in previous GovHack hackathons.

Libraryhack was a mashup/apps competition which ran in May 2011 using data and collections from libraries in Australia and New Zealand.