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GovHack & Problem Solving

What better way to spend the weekend than to take some government data and hack it! No it’s not quite wikileaks! No breaking into filing cabinets we find at second hand furniture stores in Canberra! It’s a competition to see who can creatively use the masses of government datasets available to the public.

In this episode, we talk with Matt Purcell, Head of Digital Innovation at Canberra Grammar School and former ACT Director of GovHack in Canberra. We explore some of the ways GovHack came about, what it’s all about and how this sort of experience translates back into the digital classroom. We also explore the process of problem solving for students in the context of learning to code and creating effective partnerships between education and business.

It’s a fun and interesting look at some great challenges available for students, which connects them with government departments and wider tech industry players.

For more information on GovHack and stuff we talk about:

https://govhack.org

https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/hololens

https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/store/p/holoelements/9n9g3vlcbjj3

https://cgs.act.edu.au