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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.