- Last updated:
- 16 Feb 2017
Council's Hackfest 2016 was a highly successful event. It was a collaborative environment charged with support and sense of community. $20,000 of prizes were awarded and many innovative ideas were given life.
The intent of Hackfest is utilising a collaborative environment to come up with great solutions and concepts that could benefit the Coast and wider community – all from sharing information in innovative ways. Adding to the Sunshine Coast Smart City theme by creating smart applications from Open Data for business and the community.
- community members
- digital media creators
- story tellers
- open data enthusiasts
Your ideas – an IdeasFest
IdeasFest is available year round and provides potential participants time to create and develop ideas into solutions.
Top 3 entries from HackFest 2016
Coast Live! (Adam & Alison Roth)
Lucky Dip (Kristin Lucas)
Light Trails (m3 – Mark Utting, Michael Lui, Mic Black)
Council's Hackfest organisers thank the following partners for their valued support.
|Spark Bureau||Telstra||AWS Cloudtrek|
|entag||Fuji Xerox||Microsoft||ANZ Bank|
As part of HackFest, council runs an online IdeasFest. The IdeasFest is the opportunity for the whole Coast community to contribute ideas or issues that can be used to create themes for HackFest.
Council invites ideas for a solution or mobile application that would benefit the Coast community and ideas that help solve a community or business issue. This can be actioned year round by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas that can be shared via our 2018 event.
Hackfest 2017 event details will be available mid 2017. Council plans to facilitate meet-ups throughout the year to foster discussion and networking about using Open Data.