Connectiverse

Project Info

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Team Members


Tash , Sable , Matthew , aisjam , Tom

Project Description


Our idea is an app called connectiverse, this web based application would allow people to connect and help develop each others skills.

Users of connectiverse can add skills to their profile they would like to teach and would like to learn. Based on the skills entered the users will be matched up with other members of society that would like to connect and also be able to view upcoming courses.

Users can message each other to discuss teaching/learning each other skills and can register to events.

Students can put in skills they have acquired through their education to get an idea of what career pathways align closely with them and what skills they need to learn and allow local organisations and businesses to organise local events that could connect with a local school to engage with students that have similar skills.

By building a community through connectiverse aimed at improving knowledge and skills, we hope to encourage cultural diversity in the workplace and create social cultural awareness to allow people that have been unfairly discouraged from continuing education another avenue for learning.


#community #upskill #leavers #students #culturaldiversity #digitalskills #knowledgesharing #education #localevents #rhinoceros

Data Story


From the Australian Bureau of Statistics Census data around Technology and Innovation, since 2018 there has been up to a 8% increase in the need for IT professional and support based skills used in undertaking core business activities. In this same time period up to a 10% increase can be seen in the ability for staff to be able to work from home. With these values consistent across all industries, even those that traditionally are non-digitally focused, it is obvious how important digital skills are becoming in the modern world.

More than 516 online government services are provided in Queensland alone, and alongside a 13% increase of reported cyber crimes in the 2020–21 financial year means this ever expanding footprint of the digital world and its impact on the daily lives of citizens highlights how critical it is that every person has the knowledge and skills to navigate this new landscape.

Moving away from digital skills, students are overwhelmed by different career pathways provided once graduated and would like more direction. There have also been statistics show major discrimination against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, like being unfairly denied a job or unfairly discouraged from continuing education, with one in five Australians recently experienced major discrimination.


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Australian Skills Classification

Description of Use While outside of the expected data sets for the challenges, a vital resource to help provide structure for the idea. This data is used by the app to help identify different skills, and clusters, available for teaching and learning

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Victoria Event locations

Description of Use This dataset describes locations managed by the City of Ballarat that are available to host events. These locations are used by the app when displaying nearby events for teaching and learning

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Victoria School locations

Description of Use Used by the app when displaying school based community event locations based on learning and teaching.

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ABS Census data - Technology and Innovation - Business structure and operations

Description of Use Using the ABS Census data, this url demonstrates over the years a strong increase in the ability for staff to work from home across all industries.

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ABS Census data - Technology and Innovation - Skills

Description of Use Using the ABS Census data, this url demonstrates over the years a steady increase in the need for IT technical support, and IT Professional skills across all industries.

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State Library of Queensland - Queensland public libraries directory

Description of Use Directory of names, addresses, opening hours, contacts, and geographic coordinates for all the public library branches in Queensland. This data is used by the app when displaying public based community event locations for learning and teaching opportunities.

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State and non-state school details

Description of Use Used by the app when displaying school based community event locations based on learning and teaching.

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Educational programs

Description of Use With already existing programs designed to help address the needs of school communities, it is important that the government continues to expand on these kinds of projects to help students, schools, and communities in preparing for the future.

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Business information and performance, year ended 30 June 2021

Description of Use Professional, scientific and technical services industry earnings grew $6.4b

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Do it online services

Description of Use There are 516 online services for qld gov, with more being created. As more and more services are moved online, the need for digital skills will continue to grow more. This highlights the importance of upskilling everyone with these digital skills to ensure they can undertake the necessary tasks as a citizen of Australia.

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Quarter 1, 2014, call centre information topics

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Challenge Entries

The 2021 Australian Census

How might we link the 2021 Census data with open data to highlight or solve a challenge Australians are facing

Eligibility: Teams are encouraged to use datasets from a variety of sources, but at least one must be drawn from the ABS Census 2021.

Go to Challenge | 24 teams have entered this challenge.

Skills Development - Life after School

How might we connect schools and students with their local community for learning life skills and for post school opportunities?

Eligibility: Participants must use one or more datasets from Data.Vic to be eligible.

Go to Challenge | 12 teams have entered this challenge.

Digital Skills

How can we help Queenslanders keep up with the increasing demand for digital skills in the workforce?

Eligibility: Must use at least one dataset from data.qld.gov.au.

Go to Challenge | 5 teams have entered this challenge.

Cultural diversity in the workplace

How might we use open data to better encourage cultural diversity in the workplace?

Go to Challenge | 4 teams have entered this challenge.