Focus on: Auckland

“Auckland is a vibrant city with busy hacker and maker communities established in all areas.”

 – GovHack Auckland

In the second of our series looking at each of the GovHack NZ national locations this year, we showcase Auckland.

Read our Focus on: series

Says Cherie Ellis, National Coordinator and organiser of the Auckland event, “I love the event – the sense of community is as strong as the competition. It’s great to give people the opportunity to discuss their project ideas, the tools they’re e using, data they’re accessing and issues they’re having.”

Following on from the community spirit that was evident at last year’s Auckland event and the calibre of the products created, we are looking forward to seeing what Aucklanders can do again.”


Solving problems at GovHack NZ Auckland in 2015. Credit: Cherie Ellis

This year, GovHack will be taking place in Auckland:

  • 29-31 July
  • Salt Cafe, NZI Centre, level 1
  • 1 Fanshawe St
  • Auckland, 1010

Keep updated on Auckland-specific GovHack NZ info

National sponsor IAG’s Digital Project Manager Nigel Cherrie says “I’m looking forward to involving the community. It’s a great opportunity to see how we can influence the future of digital information, and we’re excited to be part of such an innovative and collaborative event”.

“As sponsors of the global event, it seems fitting to be inviting all of Auckland’s teams to IAG’s head office for GovHack 2016. During the event, the whole floor will be transformed into a creative, technological space where teams will create their masterpieces.”

GovHack NZ brings together people from all walks of life to work and backgrounds to collaborate on identifying problems and building solutions using government data. It’s open to anyone, and the more the merrier! In the words of Ellis, “we welcome participants with a range of skills from developers to graphics, marketing and business.”

We look forward to seeing you there. Registrations open 9am 30 May 2016, and you still have time to enter our awards night competition and logo design initiative.

Watch/listen to Mike Riversdale of Hack Miramar talk about GovHack at the recent Open Data Showcase at Parliament.

If you have any questions, drop Cherie a line at [email protected] or the national team at [email protected].

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