Last night, Outware hosted Part 1 of BudgetHack.

By working with the wider community in a user-centered & data-driven approach, BudgetHack is the first time the Victorian Government has 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.

Event partners: Code for Australia, Victorian Government, Outware Mobile, NAB, X-Team & Future Assembly

 

THE BUDGETHACK CHALLENGE

To present ideas and technology solutions that make the budget more accessible and understandable.

 

THE EVENT SPACE

We were incredibly excited to hold our first public event in our new La Trobe Street office. Seeing the breakout area fill out from this:

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To this:

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KICKING OFF

With some great opening speeches from Code for Australia, Victorian Government and our very own Director, Gideon Kowadlo, the hackathon kicked off!

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THE IDEAS

Teams came together quickly and started brain storming great ideas about how to make budget data more accessible. There was a great buzz around the room, and the pizza, drinks and chips kept us going well into the evening.

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WHAT’S NEXT?

We can’t wait to see all these great innovative ideas come to life in a couple of weeks time when we get back together for Part 2 of BudgetHack @Zendesk.

Great work to everyone and thanks to all the partners and participants who came along!

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