OpenAustralia Foundation and Google invite you to this free all-weekend hacking extravaganza for anyone interested in creating a mashup for the MashupAustralia competition or hacking on the OpenAustralia website.
Build a cool application using data from http://data.australia.gov.au, enter it into the MashupAustralia competition and and you're in with a chance to win prizes, including a $10,000 first prize. There's also no better way to show the value of opening up government data then creating a practical demonstration!
OpenAustralia.org is run by the OpenAustralia Foundation to promote parliamentary transparency - making it easier for Australians to find out what their representatives are saying on their behalf.
We were thinking of calling the event, somewhat irreverently "iHack 2.0 - concentrated data extracts" or "Hacked Open" but in the end thought that might be a tad confusing. So, it's simply the "OpenAustralia Hackfest - The MashupAustralia Edition".