Mashup Australia Edition

Sydney, 7-8 November

The 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, 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! 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".

Recent Announcements

  • Wonderful prizes We've got some great prizes for the OpenAustralia Hackfest - apps4nsw edition, courtesy of our generous sponsors the NSW Government Chief Information Office.There are 2 ASUS Eee PC 1001 ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2010, 5:02 PM by Matthew Landauer
  • apps4nsw page is up Check out the new apps4nsw page with details of our next hackfest - this time in Sydney on Saturday, 20th March, timed to coincide with the deadline of the apps4nsw competition
    Posted Mar 10, 2010, 3:42 PM by Matthew Landauer
  • OpenAustralia Hackfest - MashupAustralia Edition Agenda/Speakers We've just published the schedule for the weekend at Doors will open at 10:30am each day and run through till 8pm.Keynote speakers ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2009, 11:18 PM by Tim Ansell
  • OpenAustralia Hackfest - MashupAustralia Edition is a go! The OpenAustralia Foundation in conjunction with MashupAustralia and Google is happy to announce the second OpenAustralia Hackfest. This time around the event will be two days long and include talks ...
    Posted Oct 20, 2009, 9:09 AM by Matthew Landauer
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