CMU-A in 2017 GovHack winning team

Posted 7th August 2017

Congratulations to the BizKit team of hackers who took out the Spirit of GovHack and the Best in UniSA awards at GovHack competition last weekend.

The BisKit team included current CMU-A Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) students Shraddha Patel, Gonzalo Becker Leon and Jose Alberto Rodriguez Garcia plus MSIT graduates Teck Jan Low, Madan Parameswaran and Damian Ezequiel Zinni. They were joined by Libby Vojin and Milan Vojin.

They worked together over 46 hours to explore, mash up, ideate and communicate their business concept which was presented to the judges.

The BizKit team set out to build a business tool. They developed an innovative and intuitive tool that will enable new and existing businesses to flourish in South Australia by aggregating and translating essential data into actionable intelligence.

BizKit enables business operators to use data to:

· alert them of any planned interruptions, such as road resurfacing, water main relays, and other capital upgrades;

· leverage insights to effectively plan and unlock opportunities;

· model future trends, like population density; and

· assist the government in their planning.

Importantly, BizKit analytics tool offers a platform where government can successfully support businesses, enabling the entrepreneur to succeed.

GovHack is an annual ‘hackathon’ competition where participants create things using open data. The competition is supported by the SA Government to encourage entrepreneurs, developers, data analysts, engineers, designers, digital media creators, artists, film makers, story tellers, academics, researchers, youth and civic enthusiasts to come together to come up with innovative new ideas using data.

Jose Alberto Rodriguez Garcia, Teck Jan Low, Damian Ezequiel Zinni, Gonzalo Becker Leon, Madan Parameswaran, Libby Vojin, Milan Vojin and Shraddha Patel