Do you enjoy being innovative, working with others and collaborating to come up with some great solutions and concepts that could benefit the community?  Sunshine Coast Council’s Hackfest is all about finding new ways to utilise Open Data to find great solutions and concepts that could benefit the Sunshine Coast and beyond.

Last year’s event offered $20,000 in prizes and this year’s prize pool will include a paid internship with council’s ICT department.  A new ‘Urban Ideas’ category has been added in 2017 which caters for participants with an artistic flair and for the technical whiz, there will be a new ‘Hardware Hack’ which aims to provide hands-on experience and learning with a range of hardware devices.

Working in teams or individually, HackFest 2017 is for people with a mixture of skills including community members, entrepreneurs, developers, designers, digital media creators, artists, story tellers, researchers and open data enthusiasts, to hack – “take something and make it better” and create an outcome over an entire weekend. Major prizes provided by the HackFest 2017 partners will be on offer.

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