Wonderful prizes

posted Mar 16, 2010, 4:35 PM by Matthew Landauer

We've got some great prizes for the OpenAustralia Hackfest - apps4nsw edition, courtesy of our generous sponsors the NSW Government Chief Information Office.

I can't help be just a little bit jealous because, as one of the organisers of the hackfest, I won't be able to win one of these truly awesome prizes.

Now if that isn't enough, fingers crossed, if everything goes to plan, we're going to have a couple of prizes donated by Google as well. Can you guess what those might be?

There will be even more tasty give-aways on the day... but we haven't bought those yet!

apps4nsw page is up

posted Mar 10, 2010, 3:40 PM by Matthew Landauer

Check out the new apps4nsw page with details of our next hackfest - this time in Sydney on Saturday, 20th March, timed to coincide with the deadline of the apps4nsw competition.

OpenAustralia Hackfest - MashupAustralia Edition Agenda/Speakers

posted Oct 21, 2009, 11:05 PM by James Polley   [ updated Oct 21, 2009, 11:18 PM by Tim Ansell ]

We've just published the schedule for the weekend at Doors will open at 10:30am each day and run through till 8pm.

Keynote speakers:

  • Alan Noble (Gov2.0 Taskforce member, and also Engineering Director for Google's Australian office) will be speaking at 11am Saturday on the topic of "Innovation through open access to Public Sector Information"
  • Matthew Landauer ( will be talking at 11am Sunday.

We also have direct hacking sessions covering setting up your own OpenAustralia VM so you can start hacking (Matthew Landauer + Henare Degan); creating a web mashup to put data on a map (Pamela Fox), and making things mobile (Rob Manson).

At 5pm each day we'll have lightning talks - a chance for you to show off what you're working on.

All these talks will take place in one of our larger rooms - but we'll have a variety of smaller spaces available for free hacking sessions, BoF sessions - or even your own spontaneous presentations.

Lunch (and afternoon tea) will be provided by Google, and there are plenty of local pubs and restaurants to head to for dinner. 

OpenAustralia Hackfest - MashupAustralia Edition is a go!

posted Oct 12, 2009, 9:13 AM by Tim Ansell   [ updated Oct 20, 2009, 9:09 AM by Matthew Landauer ]

The OpenAustralia Foundation in conjunction with MashupAustralia and Google is happy to announce the second OpenAustralia Hackfest. This time around the event will be two days long and include talks, direct hacking, free hacking and BOF sessions!

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