Secondary school students from across Perth will be showcasing their science, engineering, maths and entrepreneurial skills by addressing business and community challenges during HackED today.
The Landgate initiative brings students together at the Midland Town Hall where they will work in teams, with support from mentors to use data made available through WA's new Whole-of-Government Open Data Policy.
The students will be competing for industry sponsored prizes for developing innovative solutions for their community using location-based information and technology.
HackED follows the launch of the State Government's Open Data Policy last month. Landgate is leading the implementation of the policy which aims to make public sector data more accessible to industry, business and the public.
Landgate Chief Executive Mike Bradford said Landgate is interested in working with its industry and research partners to inspire the next generation of WA's leaders.
"This is a great opportunity to introduce tomorrow's leaders and job creators to the power of location information and technology," Mr Bradford said.
"Landgate prides itself on its innovative culture and HackED is a fantastic way to foster decision-making and problem solving skills among WA students."
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