SA IAPA team wins big in National GovHack awards with Early Child Development Risk Reduction app
Friday, 14th June 2013
Attracted by the community-oriented philosophy behind the Govhack the team decided to tackle a problem with real social value.
The team was shocked to learn that 23% of children younger than 5 yo in Australia are at risk in their emotional, physical or other development, and decided to understand the drivers of poor child developmental outcomes via analysis of relevant SA data. Then we visualised the findings. We built a Web dataviz app that allows decision makers to design efficient intervention scenarios. We also built a Web app to help the public assess the risks in their community and find resources for help and education.
We usually apply Analytics in commercial environment to drive sales, optimise services and reduce risk, so it was nice to be able to apply its power in a very socially relevant way!
Roger Noble, the team's Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation expert noted "Our complementary skills in Web technology and Analytics were a perfect mix".
Our full award list is shown below.
Best analysis (awarded by CSIRO)
Greatest potential for research impact (awarded by Intersect)
Best data visualisation highlighting SA (awarded by SA Office of CIO)
Unleashed Strategic Priorities Prize
Every Chance for Every Child Prize
Best Data Visualisation – SA Only
SA Honourable Mentions:
MEGA entrepreneurship program scholarship,Distillery commercial mentoring, DataSpark Most promising developer