Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Big & Complex Data Prize

Supported By: 
Pawsey Supercomputer Centre
Eligibility Criteria: 
Use of large and complex open Government data sets

Winner: $2,000, Runner-up: $1,000
The hack judged to best demonstrate the use or mash up of large and complex open Government data sets.

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

minus

  • Total suburb consumption

This will give us our Total Suburb Contribution.

 

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

Flux Capacity

Team Name: 
Flux Residue

Project: visualisation of traffic movement, using SCATS data via Landgate SLIP, to improve traffic flow through the city.

An innovative and interactive web based heat map and flashing lights hardware solution. Our motto is "Strive for a Mostly Benevolent Society!"

datagum

pink gum stuck to the bottom of a sneaker
Team Name: 
datagum

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:

https://github.com/smspillaz/datagum

https://github.com/ankur-sharda/3sheet

Indigenous War Heroes

Logo
Team Name: 
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.

Forage

Team Name: 
Index ALL The Things!

ValYou

ValYou
Team Name: 
ValYou

“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.

 

IoTransport

Team Name: 
Open Wifi Party Train

Internet of Transport things.

One of our Western Australian local challenges was to come up with a way of providing realtime train passenger sizes.

We decided to use an IoT device that estimates passenger density based on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

We are building two key interfaces for consuming this information.

  1. A passenger focused tool that gives upcoming train data.
  2. A network exploration tool that allows people to visualise the entire network in realtime and also examine past trends.

Owl

Team Name: 
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.

AboutOz

Team Name: 
caffeinate me

I wrote it to showcase how easy it is to embed ABS.stat data visuals inside a web page with some Software I wrote called 'SDMX-sax Faces'.
This allows me to create visualisations, save them for later viewing, and
embed them into a web page.
I was free to concentrate on developing the User Interface for AboutOz rather
than wrangling with the technical challenges with visualising ABS data.

Map All The Things

map all the things logo
Team Name: 
Boba

Map All The Things is a interactive map that aims to provide members of the public with a convenient and user friendly method to access official data published by WA Government Departments. This was achieved by visualising geospatial information through data links and other data formats.

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