DigitalNZ API HackFest - Auckland - 7 November 2009

The DigitalNZ API HackFest is making its way to Auckland, thanks to Telecom for offering a venue and WiFi!

10am-5pm, Saturday 7 November 2009
Telecom, Hereford St, Auckland

DigitalNZ is a publicly funded, not-for-profit initiative that aims to make NZ digital content easy to find, share and use. DigitalNZ Search aggregates information about NZ digital content from more than 65 content providers and makes them available via an API. You can get a glimpse of what’s inside at

Come along and

  • Make nice stuff using the DigitalNZ API
  • Whip up some code samples to help other developers kick-start their own DigitalNZ API creations
  • Consume pizza, beer and sugary confections

Here are just a few examples of what you could get up to:

  • Image analysis of thumbnails and search by colour
  • Build an advanced search based on DigitalNZ facets
  • Example mashup with Eventfinder
  • Road-test the Ruby Gem
  • Extend the DigitalNZ Timeline app from MIT's Simile project

We're not just looking for developers. Other people we'd also love to come along are designers who can help make the apps look shiny or people with great ideas for apps.

Bring yourself and your laptop. We'll provide the WiFi. This is a low-key event - feel free to come along for however long you can, even just a couple of hours.

Numbers are limited, so please RSVP to jo.eaton AT