[NZLUG] GovHack

DL Neil nzlug at etelligence.info
Thu Jul 7 21:12:37 NZST 2016


Martin,

To me the 'playing with data' was the expectation. Sad to say, your list 
(and enthusiasm) here seems more informative than anything on their web 
site.

Thanks!


On 05/07/16 20:35, Martin D Kealey wrote:
>
> I did GovHack last year, and I encourage everyone to get involved if you
> possibly can.
>
> You get to meet a bunch of new and interesting people, you get to play with
> cloud computing and a big pile of government-supplied data (think:
> cartography, weather, finance, population, migration, housing, public
> transport, health, gambling, marriages ... whatever the govt keeps tabs on,
> summary info is available).
>
> And kudos and thanks to Cherie Ellis for organizing last year!
>
> -Martin
>
>
> On Tue, 5 Jul 2016, DL Neil wrote:
>> Noticed this public invitation of likely interest to mash-up artists and
>> OpenData enthusiasts:
>>
>> GovHack is all about bringing together coders, artists, storytellers,
>> observers, communicators and more, from the private, public, NGO and
>> academic sectors.
>>
>> While the group of people is diverse, we’re united in a single purpose –
>> working with government data to innovate and create.
>>
>> What is GovHack, anyway? It’s not about “cracking” government – it’s
>> about bringing together the power of open data and all of us to build a
>> better democracy and a more open government and society. Watch this
>> short video to find out more :)
>>
>> This year, New Zealand’s second (ever) GovHack event will be taking
>> place across the country over the weekend of 29 – 31 July, in:
>>
>>       Whangarei
>>       Auckland
>>       Hamilton
>>       Hawke’s Bay
>>       Whanganui
>>       Wellington
>>       Christchurch
>>       Queenstown
>>       Dunedin.
>>
>> ...
>> http://govhack.org.nz/
>>
>>
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Regards,
=dn


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