#BudgetHack challenged the community to make Victorian Budget accessible and understandable.
Using the Budget data from 2015-16 the event held over two nights in March and April 2016 was delivered by Code for Australia and supported by Outware Mobile, Zendesk, NAB and the Victorian Government.
The entries looked at data in all kind of ways from scraping the text, to mapping the data to location.
The top three entries were:
Looked at what the budget means for individuals
Focused on giving users the information most relevant to them and their issues, and presenting it with graphics to clarify the significance of the numbers.
Created a platform to enable users to explore the language of the budget with a focus on issues that are important to them.
The presentation of the data has not been varied or endorsed by the Victorian Government, however the ideas and work that came out of #BudgetHack will form part of the mix for how Budget data is presented in the future.