Not Shy of a Challenge

Posted 14th September 2018

Last weekend 13 Carnegie Mellon University in Australia students put their skills to the test in the annual GovHack competition.

Up against the best in the business, the students worked day and night for 46 hours to create a project page, proof of concept and a video that tells the story of how government data can be reused.

GovHack is an annual Open Data competition held across Australia with State winners being invited to compete for the National title. Over 240 teams competed in 2018.

The Tartans-AU Team developed a mobile application and used machine learning model to predict possible new TAX help centers for the Australian Taxation Office.

The Outliers Team who focused on building a data-driven real-time weather intelligence decision-making tool.

The GovHack judges now have the daunting task of choosing winners…and the CMU-A have an agonizing wait to find out if they’ve taken out an award.

CMU-A has a strong track record at the GovHack competition. Last year the CMU-A team BizKit won the state award.

Good luck Tartans and Outliers. Fingers crossed.

Happy but exhausted. CMU-A students enjoy a light moment at the end of GovHack having spent 46 hours working on a proof of concept to show how government data can be reused. Left to Right: Rolando Navarro, Donna Safiera, Luis Nava, Erick Rodriguez, Aman Agarwal, Nidhi Jain, Rahul Jindal, Tanvi Jain, Salil Deshpande, Zaidul Alam, Kushagr Arora, Sheryl Hsiung and Nancy Chuah.