A couple of weeks ago Sami and I went to a competition called Unleashed. Unleashed is an open data competition where the Chief Information Officer gets a bunch of data sets from different government departments such as Health, Transport & Infrastructure, Commercialisation and so many others. They release this in a lot of different formats some are more useable than others and come in better formats while some are in unknown or obscure formats.
We didn’t have much of an idea until the Wednesday before the competition, which began on Friday. We both wanted to enter because it would be a good test of our skills and to see what we could do with the data. As with all hackathons it was a mixture of bad food, alcohol and nerds. These are the three most important ingredients of any hackathon.