Hackers a cut above

Hackers a cut above

David Kavanagh at The Great Southern Weekender reports:

IT WAS an app made in the span of just two days that snagged a Great Southern Grammar team top prizes at last week’s Govhack WA awards.

The GSG Govhackers were presented three accolades at the award ceremony live-streamed from Perth, including for Most Creative Use of WA Data.

The tech-minded troupe created their winning InstaPlace web app during the annual Govhack Albany event at the Public Library in September.

There they were tasked alongside six other teams and more than 30 people with using open government data to come up with creative solutions for local issues over a single weekend.

Year 10 student Kelvin Hands said the team’s creation focused on developing “a sense of place” for the region’s young people.

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