Focus on: Dunedin

“We have a really strong IT community down here with a lot of great talent, both established and emerging, thanks to our Polytech and University.”

 – GovHack Dunedin

We’re just a few short weeks out from GovHack NZ, and it’s time to wrap up this series with the southernmost of our 2016 locations: Dunedin.

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Having Dunedin as one of the locations for GovHack is great for Dunedin, says Phil Wheeler, senior web developer and Dunedin event head.

He explained: “It helps raise the profile of the city as a credible technology centre, allows the local talent here to collaborate and combine their skills in a constructive way, and it encourages some meaningful innovation with local and central public data that can offer practical uses for our Dunedin locals.”

What a great description! We love it :)

GovHack Dunedin 2015 event winners Vincent Rijlaarsdam and Chris Burgess.

GovHack Dunedin 2015 event winners Vincent Rijlaarsdam and Chris Burgess. Credit: Phil Wheeler

This year, GovHack will be taking place in Dunedin:

  • 29-31 July
  • Otago Institute of Sport and Adventure
  • Sargood Centre, 40 Logan Park Drive
  • Dunedin, 9016.

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Wheeler is very happy to have Otago Polytechnic on board as a sponsor.

“We’re extremely privileged to be able to work with Otago Polytechnic again for the second year running, with the event taking place in the Sargood Centre beside the University Oval cricket ground”, he told us.

“Otago Polytechnic have a strong commitment to enabling learning and community events in the ICT sector in Dunedin and their sponsorship of this event means a great deal.”

And we know just what Wheeler means when he says, “I’m really excited about GovHack in Dunedin – not only did we have a fantastic year last year, but this year promises to be an even bigger, more successful event.”

Hear hear, Phil!

And there are still a few tickets remaining – get them while you can :)

Register now for GovHack 2016 Dunedin

If you have any questions or would like to sponsor, get in touch with Phil at [email protected] or the national team at [email protected].

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