GovHack Process

Our GovHack19 Process

First we looked for data sets per­tain­ing to water sup­ply lev­els and water usage. There was lit­tle pub­licly acces­si­ble data on this so we moved to focus on the pop­u­la­tion change and our abil­i­ty to com­mu­ni­cate with new Alice Springs res­i­dents. We brain­stormed ideas around com­mu­ni­cat­ing with new res­i­dents and incen­tives to get them involved.


With help of one of our men­tor we estab­lished our web­site at http://​kwatchac​ul​chair​re​ma​.com​.au on a Vul­tr web­site host. We also used AWS RDS to host our demo data­base and AWS EC2 to run a small PHP serv­er to prove our data­base connection.


No prob­lem is ever solved by a pure tech­ni­cal solu­tion. This project aims to show that data can be gath­ered and for future use by engag­ing res­i­dents who have a real inter­est in their future.