Government: Come hack our data

    Date28 Oct 2009
    Posted ByAlex
    This week the Federal Government will open its data to web developers during its first hack day. Around 150 attendees are expected to descend on the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra for GovHack, where developers will be encouraged to test the effectiveness of mash ups between Australian Government data sets and commercial APIs. Event producer, John Allsopp said the Government was keen to actively open its data this way.

    "What [hack days] are really about is getting people to work with APIs and data sets that particular organisations have available, and it's becoming a relatively mainstream event in the developer world," Allsopp said.

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