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Ministry of Data Hackathon

August 25, 2017 @ 17:30 - August 27, 2017 @ 22:00


Government & Innovators Unite to Create Global Solutions for Validated Government Problems

Are you an innovator, developer, data guru, designer, existing startup looking for their big break or just someone who likes to solve problems?

Ministry of Data (MoD) is just for you. Ministry of Data’s first hackathon aims to solve pre-validated problems from two leading Government agencies, Main Roads WA and Water Corporation WA. These problems are not isolated. They are faced by governments and enterprises globally!

For information on the problems being presented please visit the MoD website. These problems, if solved, have applications for autonomous vehicles, CCTV, traffic management, remote workers and much more.

Come together with other like-minded individuals (both technical and non-technical) to come up with potential solutions to solving local problems proposed by leading companies such as the Water Corp.

About the Hackathon

A full weekend of creating some of the coolest technology where you will meet

Not technology minded? that’s OK, we often find that the best ideas come from those who can look through a different lens. You have just as much to offer.

Not part of a team? That fine….lots of people join hackathons ever year not starting off in a team. On the Friday night, we will help you find a team and meet some really interesting people.

What is the Ministry of Data (MoD)?

Ministry of Data is an annual volunteer run hackathon that connects Government agencies with the innovator community and hosts hackathons to solve the most curious technological problems faced by Government agencies.

Open to developers, start-ups, entrepreneurs, data aficionados, business analytics, and innovators for a better world, a MoD Hackathon is an opportunity to solve a real validated problem and deliver a product that has great market product fit.

Government agencies face problems that can be innovatively solved with the aid of technology. MoD bridges this gap and provides a platform for communication and collaboration between government agencies and the innovation ecosystem. Helping Innovators conceive the tools and solutions for the advancement of public service and society.

Ministry of Data will provide:

  1. Qualified Government agency problems to the innovator and startup community that have global potential if solved.
  2. Direct access into Government agencies so conceived solutions have an internal rainmaker and potential seed funding to move solutions forward.
  3. Access to pathways to accelerate solution commercialisation through some of Perth’s finest accelerator programs.
  4. The bridge to government for existing great initiatives and start-ups!


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, If you are under the age of 16, you will need to be accompanied by an adult.


What can I bring into the event?

You don’t have to bring all the things below however, the top 4 are essential.

  • A laptop
  • Adapters and charging cables
  • Mouse & mouse pad
  • USB Thumb drives or external hard drives
  • Headphones
  • Phone & charger
  • Bluetooth adapter
  • USB hub
  • ID
  • A reusable water bottle
  • Warm & comfortable clothing (it sometimes gets a bit cold)
  • Pens & paper (you might need this for brainstorming)
  • Your favourite snacks (we will provide food throughout the event)
  • Glasses (if you need them for looking at screens)
  • Your imagination

What if I’m not part of a team?

Don’t worry. At the start of the event we will help pair you with other like minded people so you can form a team.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions regarding the Geraldton event please contact Kirsty at City Hive connect@scinapse.org.au or call (08) 9965 537. You can also get in contact with the Perth team via the MoD Facebook page, Twitter account or by using the information request form.


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August 25, 2017 @ 17:30
August 27, 2017 @ 22:00
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