Media Release WA

GovHack WA would like to take this opportunity to thank its sponsors for their support of Australia’s largest open data hackathon. We’ve got a diverse range of sponsors on board this year, opening up fascinating datasets for GovHackers to mash together into new, brilliant concepts that solve problems to create better outcomes for our communities, state and beyond!

2017 is a particularly exciting year for GovHack as there are now GovHack events in every state and territory of Australia. We’re also bringing the creative, innovative environment of GovHack to many regional areas nationwide here in WA, we’re excited to be bringing GovHack to Albany and Karratha for the first time.

By bringing people together for change, we’re activating the brightest ideas of talented Australians, and we wouldn’t be able to do it without the support of our sponsors.

Here in WA, we’re thrilled to announce RAC and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development as gold sponsors, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre as a silver sponsor, Uber as a bronze sponsor, as well as WebKeyIT, the LotteryWest BioDiscovery Centre and the United Nations Association of Australia as community partners.

Additionally, on a local level, the Harry Perkins Institute is the event partner for our Perth hackathon, and Albany has secured the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development as a gold sponsor, Connect Technology as a silver sponsor, City of Albany and Ramped Technologies as event partners, and Regional Development Australia: Great Southern WA, Creative Albany and the Albany and Regional Volunteer Service as community partners.

Thank you for making GovHack 2017 possible, and we’re looking forward to seeing what great ideas are sparked on the 28-30 July, at 28 locations nationwide for GovHack Weekend.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. If your organisation is interested in becoming part of an extraordinary public sector innovation initiative that breathes new life into open data and gets communities involved in a completely new way, please get in contact with Jan Bryson at