GovHack entrants nationally recognised

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on November 29, 2019

TWELVE Albany tertiary students were nationally recognised for their computer skills last week at an award ceremony in Canberra.

The annual GovHack competition encourages anyone interested in data to get together and work out innovative ways to share and analyse data for the benefit of the greater community.

Albany TAFE students Ronice Preston, Rajiv Kurryah, Michael Dolphin, Alexis Tresmaria, Jazmin Maher, Emilian Roman, Jayden Scahill, Jack Nostrini, Lance Basa, Tamara Cook, Sarah Madden and Jason Parre received honourable mentions at the state and national levels of GovHack for their efforts in the competition.

Mr Scahill also picked up the Spirit of GovHack Albany award in recognition of his enthusiasm and excellence.

South Regional TAFE IT Lecturer Ramin Majidi said the students performed well.

“We were again very pleased to have such strong student participation from our current IT students and some former graduates too,” he said.

“This was the third time this event was held in Albany, and for the third year in succession, one of our students was awarded the Spirit of GovHack Albany award.”