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2016 Australia 3.0 ‘Wicked’ Policy Challenge on Open Data - Thursday 4 August

Tuesday, 02 Aug 2016

Priority Question – “What ICT solutions can help to increase the usability of Open Data from the NSW Government?” Prize pool of $50k for teams.

Outcome - Develop a data marketplace along the lines of ‘Trip Advisor’ or ‘Wotif’ which would help companies and citizens discover and more effectively use data sets which has been published.

Prize - The Open Data Challenge has prize pool of $50k. Winning teams each Round, plus a small reward for helping to get the winning (and runner-up) solutions onto the operational platform of the sponsor Agency.

Open data is part of the broader NSW Government commitment to open government. This involves public access to open information in a variety of formats. The release of usable and up to date datasets provides benefits that apply across government, to individuals and industry, and contributes to wider social and economic benefits. Open, transparent and accountable government is boosted by the availability of information on how government works and what it does.

How to get involved?

  1. Please read the 2016 A3.0 Open Data Challenge Overview which provides details
  2. Complete the Expression of Interest form by 12noon Thursday 4 August 2016
  3. Attend the Kick Off Briefing at 5pm Thursday 4 August 2016 at ACS Sydney

Framing the Challenge

A NSW Open Data Challenge Workshop was held on 1 December 2015 with users and consumers of open data. The focus of the workshop was:

  • BETTER: Better data in accessible, consumable formats with metadata and quality statements
  • FASTER: Faster release of data using automated processes, standard data categories and trusted user model
  • MORE: More data released and discoverable through central portals

Whilst the call for more data released more often is being addressed by NSW government agencies, a problem remains in how to make this open data more useable.

Registration for this event has now closed.