The second of two events concluding the BudgetHack series.
By working with the wider community in a user-centered & data-driven approach the Budget Hack is the first time the Victorian Government have partnered with Code for Australia to start a conversation and present ideas and technology solutions that make the budget more accessible and understandable. Well beyond the event, we hope to see the government make data meaningful, and enable the community to better understand the decisions that are made in the budget
This is your opportunity to shine! This is your opportunity to craft great outcomes from open government data! And this is your opportunity to compete for some great prizes!
Have a good time, conduct yourself well, enjoy working with others, build relationships, and walk away with the feeling that the cause for budget transparency and open data is just that little bit further advanced . Most of all, let's see some awesome outcomes!
To present ideas and technology solutions that make the budget more accessible and understandable.
Partners for the event
Code for Australia, Outware Mobile, Victorian Government, NAB, X-team & Future Assembly
We've signed the partnership!
The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.
Australia just become a signatory!
To support the OGP consultation process to develop an Australian Government National Action Plan by July 2016, we are supporting a series of information sessions in the week of 14-18 December in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. The Canberra session will be broadcast live for online participation and video recordings of sessions will made available online where possible in the week following.
We'd love if you could join us wherever you are. More info here
Code for Australia and SAP are running a free CodeJam event in Sydney where participants will be given hands on experience and mentoring from leading SAP experts on SAP HANA with UI5. There will also be the opportunity to learn about real-world challenges facing government agencies and think creatively about solutions to these problems.
Democracy is rooted in the idea that government derives its power from citizens, and that citizens are a necessary participant in building strong government. But in an age of deep cynicism in the political process, have we lost that sense of civic responsibility?
Digital technology offers an opportunity to reanimate citizenship for the 21st century, guiding government to work more closely with the community.
Code for Australia provides a platform to improve the interface between government and citizens through a community of skilled contributors.
The Code for Australia Civic Lab is a diverse national network of people committed to using technology to create meaningful change by building solutions that make policy making and public service delivery more interactive and responsive to citizen needs.
This is your opportunity to get involved, pitch your project ideas and shape the direction of the Melbourne Civic Lab going forward.
Here's the running sheet -
6pm - Arrive and mingle
615pm - Guest speaker (Fred Michna on Humans & Maps*)
630pm - Civic Lab prototyping workshop
7pm - Collaboration over drinks and pizza
730pm - Wrap up
This is a free event.
See you at the Civic Lab!
*Fred will investigate citizen participation in service directory map design.
What are participatory service directory map functions?
How can a small group of people be entrusted to organize those functions?
What is the role of distributive justice in the actions of service directory map makers?
These are the questions he will quickly discuss in general terms and pick apart against against cognitive schemata developed for an autism service system derived from interviews with parents of children with autism.
The method of this research may also be interesting to Civic Hactivists as the interviews were structured by the 'Herri' prototype card/web service catchment mapping system made at GovHack last year.
Join us for a series of talks to explore the key building blocks to collaborative success, from building a strong team within your business, to combining forces to create strong online and offline communities/partnerships.
VicTripathon, the competition and series of events that has collaborated with creative minds, web programmers, coders and anyone interested in the possibility of using Victoria’s live public transport data to improve traveller experience.
The results will be in on Thursday! Our judges will review all applications that have been developed using Public Transport Victoria's (PTV) new real-time data API. This project by Code for Australia as well as Collabforge, Open Knowledge Australia and Owl Ventures, has encouraged the development of great digital products that use the new data.