$100,000 (in prizes) to play with the Victorian Government’s data

Just a quick heads up that the Victorian government has announced that it will be launching a competition over the next few weeks to encourage people to engage and make use of its government data, with over $100,000 worth of prizes to be won.

The competition echoes Mashup Australia, which invited people to remix data from the CC-licensed data.gov.au site. It saw over 80 new applications over the course of a month – lets see if we can do even better for the Victorian government.

We’ll let you know when the competition is officially launched – in the meantime, Mashup Australia veterans, or anyone who missed out last time, now’s your chance to get ready.