GovHack Perth Newbie Prizes

Supported By: 
Open Government Network/ Women in Technology WA/Community and Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association

A first-time GovHacker demonstrating extraordinary interest, energy and teamwork. Winners: up to $1,000

Synergising Synergies for Sitizens

Dashboard Analysis
Team Name: 
Sitizens Synergising Synergies


Our idea was to answer a simple question for Synergy, how can we work out which suburbs are best-placed for rooftop solar investment? Or, looked at another way, which suburbs will generate enough solar to power themselves and generate a net positive for the grid?

We can answer this question by looking at two aspects:

  • Total Suburb Generation Potential


  • Total suburb consumption

This will give us our Total Suburb Contribution.


To work out our Total Suburb generation potential, we had to work out:

Bus About

Bus About
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Bus About

Bus About is a animated visualisation of all the public bus activity that occurs within an 80km radius of Perth each morning. This experiment uses Transperth Spatial Data (stop locations and bus arrival times) combine with HTML5, jquery and a little bit of D3. The purpose of the experiment is to raise awareness of the amount of energy and activity that goes into delivering a public transport system each day. 


#oncountry links you to an interactive map of national indigenous stories
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To increase the communication of positive stories about Indigenous people and encourage the Australian public to celebrate and interact with Indigenous culture. 

What is it?

An interactive map of national Indigenous stories.

What does it do? 

The tweet #oncountry will be featured on livefeed. 

The map will showcase data including ABC 's online photo stories and aboriginal heritage.


pink gum stuck to the bottom of a sneaker
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If you/ve ever spent a long time researching a subject only to stumble across something relevant far too late, this is the solution for you.

Datagum allows you to accidentally find relationships between full documents without knowing what you'll find before you get there.

datagum: Revolutionising Research

Code available here:

Indigenous War Heroes

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Hack To The Future

A tribute to the Indigenous War Heroes whom served during World War I and World War II.

The purpose of our application is to highlight the contribution the indigenous community played during the World War I and World War II. Our application provides an simple interactive dashboard that allows users to view various profiles of the individuals whom served,  historical war  images and video footage taken during the conflicts to commerate their actions and provide an insight into how their lives were impacted by the war and the roles they played during it.

emPOWERed neighbours

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People know they should be doing more… to lower their energy bills and to pay less tax. But saving energy is BORING!!!

So we’re turning everything on its head… we’re going to make saving energy RELEVANT and EXCITING!

Firstly, you don’t have to go it alone.  Be part of a like-minded community…  Challenge each other, celebrate your achievements, make a game of it and have fun!


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Index ALL The Things!


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“Letting you set the values that you value”

Definition of the problem.

When investment or development decisions are being made, decision makers will often focus on the dollar value of the solution being proposed. While this is a valid measure to use, it can often lead us to overlook the many other values that people hold with respect to the development area proposed. Cultural concerns, ecological impacts and access to people and resources.


Should I Drive

Shoould I Drive?
Team Name: 
Should I Drive

Issue: To determine the best method of transport around the city?

Solution: Produce a mobile web-app that utilises various government open data sources and Google maps to provide insight into various categories of benefits and disadvantages of the different types of transport available to get to your destination.


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The Owls

Owl opens up political government data making it more approachable to Australian citizens.

Owl's primary function is to analyse government transcripts extracting information relevant to key topics and transmitting this information visually on a platform as well as through contextual twitter feeds.


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