Tuesday, 12 August 2014

GovHack 2014 post-post-mortem

This past Sunday was the awards ceremony for GovHack 2014.

After a month of Judging and voting on hacks from over 150 different teams across Australia, it was time to find out who would take the prizes and the brownie points.

In the tense moments of anticipation, our team "CreativeDrought" was mentioned.

Not once.

Not twice.

But three times!

Expecting this haul was way beyond what I was expecting. Just winning one award would've been a nice feather on my cap, but winning 3 awards ... my cap has become a peacock!

This was not the first time I won a prize at a hackathon. My previous win was at RHoK 2012 once again with MapGuide playing a major part in the solution. That's 2 out of 2 MapGuide-assisted hackathon victories. Not bad if I say so myself!

Now that GovHack and the judging is over, I'll guess I'll leave our demo site up for another few weeks before I decide what to do with it.

1 comment:

mapNinja said...

Great job - well done to you and your team!

Sometimes we get close to technology and do not appreciate the power and knowledge that comes from experience.

It was interesting reading your original (slightly downbeat) original article yesterday and then this news today.