Tag: open source

Coming soon: 2nd Open Source Open Society conference

OS // OS is a professional development opportunity for managers and teams across agencies working on policy development, using open data for policy research and decision making, government ICT, technology, open government and civic engagement. Continue reading Coming soon: 2nd Open Source Open Society conference

Open sourcing our complaints code

When people make a complaint about privacy to us, the information is often sensitive and personal. For that reason, our web developers have developed a module for us that encrypts the complaint information when it is lodged online. We are making that solution available as an open source resource. Continue reading Open sourcing our complaints code

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

Common Web Platform: making code sharing better

This post discusses the work the Internal Affairs is undertaking to improve code sharing on the Common Web Platform. This includes guidance prepared by the Community Manager at SilverStripe in response to issues raised at a better code sharing workshop late last year. Continue reading Common Web Platform: making code sharing better

Common Web Platform wins Open Source Award

The Common Web Platform (CWP) was the winner in the ‘Open Source Use in Government’ category at the 2014 NZ Open Source Awards. This blog post talks about the event, how another finalist Piwik is being considered for CWP, and how CWP fits into the broader context of open source. Continue reading Common Web Platform wins Open Source Award