Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Gov 2.0 Taskforce announces launch of with a Mash-up competition

The Gov 2.0 Taskforce this afternoon announced the launch of featuring 59 datasets from Australian Federal, State and Territory governments released under licenses that permit reuse.

Alongside the launch the Taskforce announced on their blog the launch of a Mash-up competition challenging Australian developers to use one of more of the datasets to create a useful online application.

The competition is offering more than $20,000 in prizes across a range of categories including Excellence in mash-up, peoples' choice and Best Student entry.

The competition starts at 10am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on 7 October and closes at 4pm AEST on 6 November.

Solo entrants must be Australian resident or citizen and teams must include at least one Australian.

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