Auckland's first civic hackathon
As many as 500 designers, developers and innovators are coming together for a weekend of 'hacking for good' in what will be Auckland's first 'civic hackathon'. HACKAKL:Transport - to be held on 24 and 25 May at AUT University's Sir Paul Reeves Building - is free to attend and is being supported by Auckland Transport in conjunction with AUT University and software house Propellerhead. It will bring together people who are interested in utilising open government data to develop fresh ideas that will help improve Auckland. Those keen to participate can register at the site, and check out the #hackAKL hashtag on Twitter. James Charlton is an AUT senior lecturer in creative technologies, who's one of the creator advisors for the weekend.