Glentworth student project excels at iAwards

Griffith University Project group, A-Star Consulting have taken out the Undergraduate Tertiary Students award for their Glentworth supervised ‘Life in Queensland’ App at the prestigious Queensland iAwards held last night.

Glentworth Consulting Director and Chief Information Officer, Dr Vanessa Douglas-Savage, who supervised the students throughout their project, said the award was a testament to the quality of the App and hard work.

“The A-Star group worked incredibly hard to not only deliver the technical solution, but also to identify and incorporate the underlying data sets that allow the solution to tell a visual story about life in Queensland,” Dr Douglas-Savage said.

The Life in Queensland App transforms open data into a visually appealing interactive map of Queensland, allowing users to find meaningful information on each suburb and engage in data-driven decisions.

Utilising data from the ABS 2011 Census, Queensland school data, historical weather and crime statistics, the unique application turns data into information and information into insight, empowering people to create opportunities and make informed decisions.

Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business, The Hon Leanne Enoch presented the award at a gala event held last night at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre.

As Queensland iAwards winners, A-Star Consulting will now go on to represent Queensland at the National iAwards, to be held in Melbourne in August.

For more information about the awards visit www.iawards.com.au.