Google Sydney's OpenAustralia hackfest

Google Sydney hosted the first hackfest for OpenAustralia.org, that takes the data from Australia's record of Federal Parliament speeches, the Australian Hansard, and makes it easy for people to follow topics they're interested in. Some cool outcomes of the event include a tool for crowd sourcing transcription of the "register of member's interests", an API and datasource for […]

Google Sydney hosted the first hackfest for OpenAustralia.org, that takes the data from Australia's record of Federal Parliament speeches, the Australian Hansard, and makes it easy for people to follow topics they're interested in. Some cool outcomes of the event include a tool for crowd sourcing transcription of the "register of member's interests", an API and datasource for mapping street addresses to representatives, a "FixMyStreet" iPhone App and numerous bugs on the site fixed. More information on these and the ongoing efforts of this community can be found on the Open Australia Development list.