Guest author: Paul Stone

Photo of Paul StonePaul is CIO at the Ministry for Culture & Heritage. He is also seconded one day a week to the Secretariat to the Open Government Data and Information Reuse CE Steering Group at Land Information New Zealand (LINZ).

GovHackNZ 2015: Inspiring use of data

GovHack 2015 was an event held in early July where over 3,000 people in Australia and New Zealand gave up their entire weekend in order to create something that will be of benefit to our society using open data. About 150 keen people participated in the Wellington event. Even the Minister of Finance put in an appearance early on the Saturday. Continue reading GovHackNZ 2015: Inspiring use of data

How I Became an Open Data Convert

When I talk to my family and friends about open data…well, I soon stop. Their glazed look tells me I might as well save my breath. Just a couple of years ago I had no idea what open data was myself, then one day the penny dropped and I haven’t looked back. Luckily, there are lots of other enthusiasts out … Continue reading How I Became an Open Data Convert