DigitalNZ HackFest - Christchurch

The first DigitalNZ HackFest in Christchurch is coming up soon. We're running it from Cii/powerHouse, thanks to their kind sponsorship!

powerHouse 10am-5pm, Saturday 12 September 2009
Canterbury Innovation Incubator/powerHouse
200 Armagh St, Christchurch

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

DigitalNZ Search aggregates information about NZ digital content from more than 40 content providers and makes them available via an API. You can get a glimpse of what’s inside at

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

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.

RSVP to jo.eaton AT