This week I’m going to talk about next week! Sure that makes sense I hear you say!!!
I’m off to a Hackermathon! It’s kinda like the FIRST Robotics comp, but with less time and without robots which is a shame because they’re really cool. Anyway next weekend is the annual GovHack, where teams come together for the weekend and try to create solutions to big data problems or processes for the government.
The most likely scenario and outcome from the weekend will be that an awesome collection of practical ideas will be developed that will prove we don’t really need half the government departments, we only need 5% of all public servants and our nation could be better run by 5 robots and a winged monkey! Once the government sees this, they’ll use their memory wiping ray gun thingy on everyone. Trust me! They have one. It’s real because I saw it in Men in Black. We will all forget the awesome efficient systems we designed and then come back next year to do it all over again!
Ok so now what’s it really all about? Well, basically what I said, but hopefully without the memory wiping. It gives innovative and disruptive people the chance to create some cool things which the government may actually use to solve real problems. I seriously can’t wait! Next Friday I’ll be heading to Canberra Grammar School to join a team I’ve never met before. It’s going to be awesome! I have no idea who I will meet there or what problems need solving, but the thought of the endless possibilities this presents is so exciting!
How crazy is the idea of meeting random people for the first time to solve a problem you have no idea about! I’ll be tweeting and Instagram as the weekend progresses. If anyone from Canberra wants to come along and solve a massive problem, then check out https://www.govhack.org/regions/act/ and get yourself booked in. It’s going to be amazing!