🌟 Telling Stories with Open Data

Jurisdiction: Victoria

In recent years, data story telling has emerged as a powerful and engaging form of communication. Using any data that you can find on data.vic tell us an interesting story in the form of a feature article or video report.

Data is a powerful way to communicate complex information. It's particularly suited to helping us show where things happen and showing how things change over time.

Data storytelling is more than simply visualising data. It allows us to combine a number of approaches to exploring different hypothesis or explore weird and unlikely correlations.

Taking a data-centric approach to storytelling makes information more accessible to people and it helps spark curiosity and engagement with important issues.

For this challenge we’re asking you to seek out the stories that can be told with Victorian Government Data. Your entry can be in the form of a feature article or video report.

For an example of the type of thing you could do check out this example using our popular baby names API https://vimeo.com/357271039

For inspiration you can take a look at:
https://datajournalism.com/
https://datajournalismawards.org/
https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2011/jul/28/data-journalism

Eligibility: The use of any dataset featured on data.vic or data accessed through developer.vic.gov.au. Entries that cross reference Victorian government data with other sources will score highly.

Entry: Challenge entry is avilable to all teams in Australia.

Dataset Highlight

Victorian API Catalogue
https://developer.vic.gov.au/

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All Team Entries

Team Projects will appear below when the relevant checkpoint has passed (Melbourne time)

Checkpoint 1 Checkpoint

In Tent City - In Tent City

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ElectronicallyE - H2GO

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Noosa Power - The Power Spot

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Team 514 - Youth Justice Maze

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Deep Fried Brains - tell me a story

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ARCS - Mae

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Checkpoint 2 Checkpoint

Team 57k - Guided

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Kwatye - Kwatyeke Akaltye-irreme

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Coder's Unite - What Will We Look Like?

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HungryHackers - ParkMeMate

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Checkpoint 3 Checkpoint

CamBamBaJam - Australian InduStory

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Elly & Lilli - Once Upon A Crime.

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TheKelliFanClub - indigi : The Indigenous Language Learning App

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Disruptors - Project MySafeCity

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Captain Hacker - SpotSchool

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Checkpoint 4 Checkpoint

Keep The Kool Time (KTKT) - Water Aid

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ANONYMOUS - Transport Hacks

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AgTech 2050 - eNLB - "The Future of AG"

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