8:30am - 5pm
8:30am - 7pm
45 Pipitea Street
What we're about
DataLand NZ is a cross-agency open data event, bringing creative minds together at the Department of Internal Affair's head office.
We want to bring creativity from all different walks of life together to work collaboratively. We're looking for techies, arties, data people, graduates, workplace professionals, uni students and anyone in-between. If you're passionate, then all we ask for is your time, a laptop and a willingness to get stuck in!
Our primary target audience is tertiary students and young professionals. But if you don’t fit into either of these categories, don’t worry! We are all about diversity of thinking, and what better way to promote the meeting of multifarious minds than to have seasoned open data enthusiasts collaborating with emerging talent. So, whatever age or background you come from we have a place for you at DataLand!
Our event will bring together sponsors from the public and private sector. We'll have speakers leading up to the event, bringing inspiration on how companies use and manipulate data in innovative and insightful ways. On the day, we'll be bringing mentors and experts to help you reimagine Open Data and Open Government, with food and prizes to keep you motivated!
About the event
The event will run over two days, from 8:30 am to 5 pm on Friday the 31st of August and Saturday the 1st of September, with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.
Our pre-events will be held over the 20th to the 28th of August. We will be bringing in speakers, hosting board games, and holding Q&A panels. If you need that extra bit of inspiration, or just want a bit of an edge over the competition, come along and see what Open Data is already achieving.
After the event, we will be hosting a short presentation and judging panel. Here you will get a chance to present your solution, with some quick feedback from our panel of expert judges. We will then be awarding spot prizes, for categories such as most helpful, best team names and funniest presentations. Our grand prizes will be awarded later, after careful consideration.
The real prize will be the ability to come together and celebrate Open Data and Open Government driving innovation and connectivity for the benefit of all New Zealanders