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.

Making Meaning: Collections as Data

Making Meaning: Collections as Data symposium took place at State Library of Queensland on Friday 6 March 2020.

It was a day for digital innovators, featuring influential and challenging speakers from the research, government, digital humanities and GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) sectors.

Coinciding with Open Data Day 2020, the symposium aimed to raise awareness of the potential of collections as data and build a community of practice in Australia.

GovHack 2019 promotional poster

State Library's challenge for GovHack 2019: How might we showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language materials?

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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Across one weekend, thousands collaborate to develop ideas and solves challenges using open data. See State Library's hosted challenges in every GovHack hackathon.

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