High schoolers hack it
WARNBRO Community High School students won the Best Innovative Idea category at the HackED competition.
The annual hack-a-thon run by SPUR and powered by Landgate attracted 200 secondary students on August 17.
The students gathered at the Midland Railway Workshops and used location data to develop new ways to improve their communities.
Warnbro Year 10 and 12 students were recognised for creating a website for young people to pitch ideas about community events to local governments.
SPUR general manager Peter Markham said the event was an excellent opportunity for students to discover the wide range of location information available through data.wa.gov.au.
“HackED is a fast-paced, exciting way for students to discover the power of open data and to build critical thinking, creativity and digital literacy – key career skills,” he said.
“This year the judges were thoroughly impressed by the standard of entries.
“The students took location data and added their creativity to solve community challenges and find ways of improving services to young people.”
MC Glenn Hall, Warnbro Community High School student Caitlin Ward and Landgate representative Damian Shepherd.