TALENTED PEOPLE MAKING STUFF THAT MATTERS

With help from Code for Australia, talented people across Australia have designed, developed and released amazing technology solutions. Together we're solving problems that impact ordinary citizens in a BIG way. Together we're building stuff that matters.

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LEGAL AID CHECKER

PROGRAM:  Fellowship

PARTNERS:  Victoria Legal Aid

DESCRIPTION: Legal Aid Checker is an online triaging system developed by our Fellows. It was created for people seeking legal aid, and with a few simple steps, allows them to determine if Victorian Legal Aid can provide services to them.

Check out the app here, review the code on Github or check out more on the blog.

 
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SMS Reminders

PROGRAM:  Fellowship

PARTNERS:  Victoria Legal Aid

DESCRIPTION:  Our Fellows developed a SMS notification service, which is a simple tool that helps automate text message reminders to clients when they have an appointment with VLA. Not only can this tool reduce the time admins spend manually sending reminders to clients, it can also increase their efficiency in managing internal calendars and has shown to reduce no-show rates for appointments. 

Review the code on Github or check out more on the blog.

     
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    Biodiversity atlas

    PROGRAM:  Fellowship

    PARTNERS:  Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, VIC

    DESCRIPTION: The Biodiversity Atlas app is an application programming interface (API) created from the VBA web-based information system and Museums Victoria API to provide programmatic access to read and share information about wildlife in Victoria. The API includes species attribute information, including origin and conservation status.

    Check out the app here or read more on the blog.

     
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    Construction contracts register

    PROGRAM:  Fellowship

    PARTNERS:  Department of Treasury and Finance, VIC

    DESCRIPTION: The Construction Contracts Register is a dashboard illustrating where government is spending its money on infrastructure projects. As well as including value, date, status and contact data, the app also provides performance reports.

    Check out the code or read more on the blog.

     
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    School finder

    PROGRAM:  Fellowship

    PARTNERS:  Department of Education, NSW

    DESCRIPTION: School Finder is an online tool for parents or guardians to find the right school for their kids. After identifying that there was a lack of services available for parents selecting public schools for children, fellow Peter Welte developed a tool to include a wide range of specialist programs and provisions to support students with disability or difficulties in learning and behaviour.

    Check out the app here.

     
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    NJC Online Pleas

    PROGRAM:  Fellowship

    PARTNERS:  Neighbourhood Justice Centre, VIC

    DESCRIPTION:  We found that over 60 percent of people that go to court for a minor offence are planning to and plead guilty, so we built Online Pleas. The prototype demonstrates how a guilty plea could be lodged online prior to the scheduled court date for non-complex minor offences. Minor offences include:

    • Traffic offences- Theft (Shop Steal)
    • Transit offences- Theft (from Motor Car)
    • Behaviour in Public- Theft (Bicycle)

    Some of the benefits of such a tool include:

    • Registry - Reduce processing for non-complex court matters
    • Court – Some hearings could be flexibly scheduled into off-peak periods
    • Court users - Visits to court can be avoided for minor non-complex offences

    Also delivers on a recommendation from a recent review of courts to treat transactional (low-complexity, low-needs) cases through digital channels
    The court retains the power to determine that a matter should be heard, via ability to reject a guilty plea.

    Review the code on Github or check out the app.

     
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    INTRANET TRANSFORMATION

    PROGRAM:  Fellowship

    PARTNERS:  Neighbourhood Justice Centre, VIC

    DESCRIPTION:  This project involves exploring what an intranet for a small business unit might look like. Currently investing how we might keep track of staff lists, manage links to documents and share news / events / updates.

    Review the source code on Github.

     
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    NJC Case triaging

    PROGRAM:  Fellowship

    PARTNERS:  Neighbourhood Justice Centre, VIC

    DESCRIPTION:  A digital tool to support the case triaging activities of the NJC and start quantifying the work that is put into dealing with complex Family Violence cases, including:

    • Recording interactions with clients
    • A searchable history of previous cases, clients and the support that they were provided with
    • An API to export the data for further analysis with other internal tools

    Review the source code Github.

     
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    HERITAGE NEAR ME

    PROGRAM:  Fellowship

    PARTNERS:  Office of Environment & Heritage, NSW

    DESCRIPTION: Working with OEH to develop a mobile responsive web app as part of the Heritage Near Me program. The app is an outreach tool, designed to promote and share the rich and diverse cultural heritage of NSW. Through rethinking the manner in which heritage listings are presented and harnessing the power of storytelling, the app creates a platform attempting to change the general perception of heritage.

    As part of development, CfA created an online crowdsourcing strategy, allowing for the community to share their knowledge, passion and to allow people to become involved and have their stories heard.

    Play with the early-stage prototype (limited functionality) or view the code on Github.

     
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    CFA Civic Lab

    BLING MY SUBURB

    PROGRAM:  Civic Lab

    PARTNERS:  Department of Treasury & Finance

    DESCRIPTION:  1st prize winner at the #BudgetHack event held in April 2016, Bling My Suburb visualises how much the Victorian government is spending on average per person across the state. The app received coverage by The AustralianThe AgeThe MandarinStartupSmart and others.

    Try Bling My Suburb now, or review the source code on Github.

     
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    BUDGET PIE

    PROGRAM: Civic Lab

    PARTNERS:  Department of Treasury & Finance

    DESCRIPTION:  2nd place winner at the #BudgetHack event held in April 2016, Budget Pie was developed by Craig Franklin, Melissa Gattoni and Robert Blaszczyk. The web app makes Victorian budget data easier to access and understand.

    Try Budget Pie now, or review the source code on Github.

     
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    ASK BUDGET

    PROGRAM: Civic Lab

    PARTNERS: Department of Treasury and Finance

    DESCRIPTION: 3rd place winner at the #BudgetHack event held in April 2016, AskBudget is a platform to enable users to explore the language of the budget with a focus on issues that are important to them.

    Try Ask Budget now, or review the source code on Github.

     
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    WHEN IS THE NEXT ELECTION

    PROGRAM:  Academy

    PARTNERS: Department of Treasury and Finance

    DESCRIPTION:  This web application answers the question often asked by voters: "When is the next election?". It also provides simple summaries of policy positions of the the major political parties when it comes to key issues like the NBN, taxation and climate change. 

    Try it out now.

     
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    REAL-TIME OPEN DATA HUB

    PROGRAM:  Fellowship

    PARTNERS:  City of Melbourne

    DESCRIPTION:  A team of researchers led by Dr Jayavardhana Lakshminarasimha from the University of Melbourne School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering installed around 10 Meshlium automated environment sensors, in Fitzroy Gardens and at the Docklands Library. These produce data every 30 seconds.

    During his time as Code for Australia's "Data Guru in Residence" at the City of Melbourne, Steve Bennett deployed this site to publish data from the environmental sensors in real-time.

    View the data or read more about the project on Steve Bennett's blog.

     
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    INTERACTIVE STREET-LEVEL IMAGERY

    PROGRAM:  Fellowship

    PARTNERS:  VicRoads

    DESCRIPTION:  Every two years, consulting group ARRB Group travels the full length of the 22,500 kilometre road network managed by VicRoads. Specialised vehicles record fine grained detail like surface quality, line marking reflectivity, slope and so on. To help staff make sense of the data, 360-degree photographs are taken of the environment.

    During his time as Code for Australia's "Data Guru in Residence" at VicRoads, Steve Bennett deployed the data to Mapillary, a crowd-sourced alternative to Google Streetview. The map images available under a Creative Commons licence. A  beautiful example of valuable government data made accessible and more useful through the right technology partnership at the right time.

    View the street level maps of Victoria and Geelong or read more about the project on Steve Bennett's blog.