GovHack Makernode 2016

This year the Brisbane Hackerspace stepped forward as Makernode for the national GovHack event.  GovHack is a traditional hackathon style event, where participants are given a weekend to use open government data to create something.  Sometimes it’s a minimal viable product, sometimes a website or app.  Last year’s winners used local Brisbane topographical and flood data to create an interactive map for emergency situations to check on loved ones.  This is the first year Brisbane entrants could create something physical at a ‘Makernode’ rather than coding based projects.  Entrants could use 3D printing and other hands-on skills to make data easier to digest and educate others.  Meka Beecham and I worked on a furniture and 3D printing-based project to show off some of Brisbane’s data.  Here is our entry: