We've got some great prizes for the OpenAustralia Hackfest - apps4nsw edition, courtesy of our generous sponsors the NSW Government Chief Information Office.
There are 2 ASUS Eee PC 1001 HA netbooks to be won
And also 2 Flip MinoHD cameras
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!
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.
We've just published the schedule for the weekend at http://hackfest.openaustralia.org/schedule. Doors will open at 10:30am each day and run through till 8pm.
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.
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!