Hackfest Brisbane


Brisbane City Council has released 50 datasets to the public and we want to see what you can do with it!external image photo1319776926203.143.165.171.jpg

Data sets include:
  • bus stop locations,
  • bin collection days,
  • CityCycle locations,
  • parking areas,
  • Eat Safe ratings,
  • even dog parks

HackFest Brisbane is timed to coincide with the launch of the hack::Brisbane competition that challenges software developers to help improve Brisbane with creative new apps or websites that use Brisbane City Council data.
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HackFest Brisbane is a one day mini version of the competition designed to stimulate ideas for and to promote hack::Brisbane.

A HackFest is a chance to work on your own or with other developers in a team over a short period of time to deliver something fabulous, quirky, innovative or ingenious.

At the end of the day everyone gets to do a quick fire demo of what they have come up with.

We'll provide a venue, Wi-Fi, power and some lunch. You'll need your imagination, enthusiasm and a computer!

Free Registration

Register now as spaces are limited.

Prizesexternal image header-logo.png

There are two categories of prizes for the most creative new apps or websites created on the day.

Open category prizes

  • First Prize: $500
  • Second Prize: $300
  • Third Prize: $200

Access & Inclusion category prizes

  • First Prize: $500
  • Second Prize: $300
  • Third Prize: $200

HackFest Brisbane has been made possible through the generous support of Brisbane City Council, National ICT Australia (NICTA) and the gov2qld community of practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

What datasets will be available?

Council has released 50 datasets that are now available on the Brisbane Datastore website at data.brisbane.qld.gov.au

What licence is the data being made available under?

All the datasets being released will be available under the CC BY licence.

What will be done with the idea's and software that is developed?

The ideas and software developed at Hackfest Brisbane will be showcased on the Brisbane City Council data site.

What format will the data be provided in?

The data will be a mixture of .csv, .xml and other machine readable formats.

What do you mean by 'Access & Inclusion'?

The 'Access & Inclusion' category is for an app or website that helps make Brisbane a more accessible and inclusive city. To be considered in this category, the app or website should focus on making facilities and services universally accessible to all residents and visitors – be they people with disability, carers, seniors, people with temporary impairments or parents with young children.