GovHack 2014

When: July 11-13 (Friday - Sunday).

For those of you who don't know what GovHack is: “All over Australia, hundreds of hackers form teams and work together to create the best new mashups, data visualisations and apps with [open] Gov data [over three days].”

The three days for this year have been announced; starting on the afternoon of Friday 11th July and going through until late Sunday 13th teams will gather (exact location hasn't been announced yet) to hack away on a shared project.

A few of us are planning to enter a MHV team and we'd like you to join! Any and all sorts of skills are welcome; you don't have to be a programmer. If you're a designer, a website person, a front end developer, DBA, Video person, camera person, just someone with ideas, or even just someone who wants to come along and hang out and have fun!

Sign ups are here:

They are slowly but steadily drying up, so if you're keen to join the team I'd suggest signing up very soon. There is no cost (if you don't include time).

We're planning to have a few pre-event gatherings to sort out development environments and share our strengths so that things hopefully run a bit smoother on the day. So please let me or the list know if you're keen!

If you have any questions please feel free to ask; I didn't attend last years events, but if it's something I can't answer I'm sure someone who did will be able to answer.

Here is last years entry from the MHV team:

Looking forward to what promises to be a fun weekend!

GitHub repository has been created to practice before GovHack:

Add your name here if you are interested in being in the MHV team:

Name Signed up on Eventbright for GovHack Preferred times for pre-govhack meet ups
Brenda yes evenings/weekends
Geoff yes evenings/weekends
Jamie yes evenings/weekends
your name yes/no
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