Focus on: Whangarei

“We think there is no better place in the country to be a tech person than in ‎Northland‬.”

– GovHack Whangarei ‪

Starting today, each week we’ll be showcasing one of the GovHack NZ locations for 2016. We decided to start at the top of New Zealand and work our way down, which means this week is all about Whangarei!

Read our Focus on: series

Explains Nick Williamson, organiser of the Whangarei event, “I love my home province of Northland; GovHack is a great opportunity for growing the technology sector and connecting people with an interest in all things digital”.

Team "Soul Map" discussing their project at GovHack NZ Whangarei 2015

Thinking big thoughts: team “Soul Map” discussing their work at GovHack NZ Whangarei in 2015. Credit: Nick Williamson

Read about team “Soul Map” and Zac Miller-Waugh, winner of  the Spirit of GovHack 2015 (Whangarei) award

This year, GovHack will be taking place in Northland:

  • 29-31 July
  • NorthTec, Whangarei Campus
  • 51 Raumanga Valley Road
  • Whangarei, 0110.

Nigel Studdart, STEM Project Manager at NorthTec, told us that “GovHack is a fantastic opportunity to bring together teams of talented and creative individuals. NorthTec is again looking forward to the 29th of July and we are very proud to host this event for its second  year.”

He goes on to say, “This year we will welcome students from our Vision Matauranga project in ‘Digital Tikanga’, as well as groups from high schools, business and industry. GovHack appeals to app developers, artists, project managers, gamers and problem solvers.”

Follow the Digital Tikanga project on Facebook

Keep an eye on the Whangarei page on this site for updates and info as they come out.

Keep an eye on Whangarei-specific GovHack info
GovHack Whangarei on Facebook

We’re looking forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, drop Nick a line at [email protected] or the national team at [email protected].

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