Focus on: Queenstown

“Queenstown is a dynamic town and part of a fast-growing district with many opportunities and challenges.”

– GovHack Queenstown

In our penultimate post looking at this year’s GovHack NZ locations, we visit Queenstown – one of our new locations!

Read our Focus on: series

Says Nathalie Lacaze Campbell, lead organiser for the event, “the first GovHack Queenstown hopes to be a catalyst for people to bring ideas to the forefront of an ongoing conversation, a voice that local, regional and national government can listen to, an opportunity to develop a network of problem-solvers, and a great opportunity for locals to access and work with open data to build better connected communities and businesses.”

We couldn’t have said it better :)

Queenstown from Bob's Peak

The gorgeous location of this year’s GovHack Queenstown, seen from Bob’s Peak. Credit: Lawrence Murray, Perth, Australia

This year, GovHack will be taking place in Queenstown:

  • 29-31 July
  • Queenstown Memorial Hall
  • 1 Memorial Street
  • Queenstown, 9300.

Keep an eye on Queenstown-specific GovHack info and news

The theme for this year’s event is “Design thinking”. But what is it?

Nathalie explains: “design thinking is a human-centred design approach for finding real solutions by refining them through an iterative process, and involving people in shaping the final products, services or systems.”

As with all other GovHacks, GovHack Queenstown welcomes people of all backgrounds, interests and skills. As Nathalie puts it, “We hope that many people – jacks-of-all-trades and of-all-ages – will come join the conversation on the 29th July, and collaborate over a weekend towards creative solutions to the challenges our community sees.”.

We hope to see you all there! There are still some tickets available – grab them quickly before they’re all gone :)

Register now for GovHack 2016 Queenstown

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

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