Last weekend I participated in GovHack 2016 in Melbourne, and I’m glad I did. As the name implies, GovHack is a space for making life better! Participants suggest solutions for the problems and challenges facing government and local communities.
I landed in Sydney coming from Dubai just two days before the end of its annual festival Vivid Sydney – a great and lightful welcome and also fun way to explore the city. I surely enjoyed the music and stunning lights and visual animations at the Opera House but as a new Sydneysider I was also interested in exploring the city through its “ideas” and future talks.
Since the Open Government Initiative was kick-started in the United States in 2009, the implementation of the concept has exceeded the borders of US to other countries around the world. Australia Declaration of Open Government and Canada Open Data Project are only two examples of these countries.