Global Game Jam 2019 – Christchurch – 25-27 January 2019

Christchurch site for Clobal Game Jam on 25 - 27 January 2019

What

Innovation – Experimentation – Collaboration

The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games – it is very universal. The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in games, while at the same time exploring the process of development, be it programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression. It is all condensed into a 48 hour development cycle. The GGJ encourages people with all kinds of backgrounds to participate and contribute to this global spread of game development and creativity.

The structure of a jam is usually that everyone gathers on Friday late afternoon, watches a short video keynote with advice from leading game developers, and then a secret theme is announced. All sites worldwide are then challenged to make games based on that same theme, with games to be completed by Sunday afternoon. In January 2018, we had 803 locations in 108 countries create 8,606 games in one weekend! GGJ 2019 is January 25-27 at a location near you… if not you can make one of your own. The jam is known for helping foster new friendships, increase confidence and opportunities within the community. The jam is always an intellectual challenge. People are invited to explore new technology tools, trying on new roles in development and testing their skills to do something that requires them to design, develop create, test and make a new game in the time span of 48 hours.

The GGJ stimulates collaboration and is not a competition.

Check out some of the games submitted around the world from 2018.

More details and faq found at the meetup event and event’s webpage.

When and Where

Friday, January 25, 2019, 6:00 PM to Sunday, January 27, 2019, 5:00 PM

School of Product Design,
University Of Canterbury,
Len Lye Building,
1 Engineering Road, Christchurch

Doors will Open at 5:30pm on Friday the 25th, the theme will be announced nationwide at about 6pm and ‘Pencils down’ is at 5pm on Sunday the 27th!

How Much

Free but you have to register here.

Age Restrictions: 18+.
Inclusiveness Policy and Code of Conduct.

More

Registration and meetup event. Christchurch Game Jam webpage.
Note: There are other NZ sites. This is the info and meetup event page is for the Christchurch site.

Global Game Jam and Event FAQ. #GGJ19

Christchurch Game Developers: web, meetup, @CHCHGameDev on facebook and twitter.

impactNPO Charity Hackathon Weekend – Christchurch – 14-16 September 2018

impactNPO logo

What

First Christchurch impactNPO Charity Hackathon Weekend – September 2018

We are pleased to announce our first Christchurch impactNPO event. To be part of this amazing weekend, all you need to do is get a ticket.

The weekend starting on Friday 14th September from 6 pm to 8 pm with networking, charity introductions, and team forming. You will be volunteering your weekend (Saturday 15th September and Sunday 16th September from 9 am to 5 pm) where we all will be giving back to the community by providing IT solutions to charities. We will be providing the food and drinks this weekend to keep you well fed and energised!

A big thank you to our lovely sponsors, (TBA) who are sponsoring the food for the weekend and BizDojo via the Collider Programme, who are sponsoring the venue.

The Charities that will be attending the event will be announced soon. Watch our Facebook page and website for details.

impactNPO

Harnessing ingenuity for good.
We are making the world a better place by facilitating connections between charities and individuals intent on enhancing their impact on the world.
We coordinate and support hackathons for charities, but our larger mission is to help individuals and organisations to run their own events in their own communities.
Find out more and get involved today!

When and Where

Friday,  14 September 2018, 6:00 PM to Sunday, 16 September 2018, 5:30 PM NZST

BizDojo Christchurch, 4 Ash Street, Christchurch.

How Much

Free. Please register here.

More

Event page with more info including FAQ.

Facebook page and website.

 

impactNPO Wellington Charity Hackathon July 2018 – Wellington – 13-15 July 2018

ImpactNPO logo

What

We are pleased to announce our second Wellington impactNPO Charity Hackathon. To be part of this amazing weekend, all you need to do is get a ticket.

The weekend starting on Friday 13th July from 6 pm to 8 pm with networking, charity introductions, and team forming. You will be volunteering your weekend (Saturday 14th July and Sunday 15th July from 9 am to 5 pm) where we all will be giving back to the community by providing IT solutions to charities. We will be providing the food and drinks this weekend to keep you well fed and energised!

What do you need to bring?

An open mind, a smile and your own computer/laptop. Don’t forget your phone, chargers or any other gadgets that you rely on.

What’s in it for me?

First and foremost we aim to help local non-profits. NPOs often have quite a lot of IT challenges. Through this, you may find that you meet new people from different companies or industries, find contacts if you’re looking for work, or get to step outside of your comfort zone and learn something new through a weekend project. Or just have a fun weekend working in a team to deliver something that is really useful to the community!

The charities you will be helping at this event will be announced shortly.

A big thank you to our lovely sponsors, emhTrade who are sponsoring the food for the weekend and BizDojo, via the Collider Programme, who are sponsoring the venue.

What can we expect as results for the NPOs?

This depends on you, your team and the needs of your chosen NPO! Over the many successful weekends we have run, we have helped numerous NPOs with websites, IT infrastructure, design, branding, content as well as general advice.

When and Where

Friday, 13/07/2018, 6:00 PM – Sunday, 15/07/2018, 5:30 PM

BizDojo Wellington,
115 Tory Street, Wellington 6011

How Much

Free.  Please register for a ticket.

More

impactNPO Wellington Charity Hackathon Weekend – July 2018

About impactNPO

“Harnessing ingenuity for good.”

We are making the world a better place by facilitating connections between charities and individuals intent on enhancing their impact on the world. We coordinate and support hackathons for charities, but our larger mission is to help individuals and organisations to run their own events in their own communities.

http://www.impactnpo.org/ and Facebook.

Better Rules Hack – Tauranga – 28 + 29 July 2018

Better Rules Hack - Tauranga

What

A weekend hackathon with the aim of exploring the ideas and practice of making legislation into machine consumable ‘digital rules’ that can be reused and integrated across domains for the benefit of businesses, individuals and communities. The aim is to understand the feasibility of providing government hosted machine consumable legislation as part of Government as a Platform. We want to understand how well aligned existing standards, languages, and toolsets are for across domain integration, and what the options are for how machine consumable legislation can be presented as authoritative open data. We also want to understand the value of machine consumable legislation to community and industry.

Hackathon participants will be required to build a working demonstrator that benefits their sector or community using digital rules from more than one source, for example, legislation from multiple agencies, or trade agreements, or any other form of rules from more than one source. Teams will need to show the value of digital rules, how they made the digital rules consumable by everyone, and share their lessons learnt.

As background, see the recent work from the Service Innovation Lab on Better Rules for Government.

When and Where

Saturday 28th June and Sunday 29th July, 2018

Basement @ Basestation, 148 Durham St, Tauranga 3112.

How Much

Free.  Register here. Don’t worry if you haven’t registered (although it helps them plan catering), you are welcome to turn up on Saturday. They do ask in the spirit of team effort that you commit to the weekend if you’re joining a team challenge.

More

Tauranga event is jointly run with Venture Centre.
More information in this legalhackers page or registration page.
Legal Hackers on twitter

 

 

Better Rules Hack – Wellington – 19 + 20 May 2018

What

A hackathon with the aim of exploring the ideas and practice of making legislation into machine consumable ‘digital rules’ that can be reused and integrated across domains for the benefit of businesses, individuals and communities. The aim is to understand the feasibility of providing government hosted machine consumable legislation as part of Government as a Platform. We want to understand how well aligned existing standards, languages, and toolsets are for across domain integration, and what the options are for how machine consumable legislation can be presented as authoritative open data. We also want to understand the value of machine consumable legislation to community and industry.

Hackathon participants will be required to build a working demonstrator that benefits their sector or community using digital rules from more than one source, for example, legislation from multiple agencies, or trade agreements, or any other form of rules from more than one source. Teams will need to show the value of digital rules, how they made the digital rules consumable by everyone, and share their lessons learnt.

As background, see the recent work from the Service Innovation Lab on Better Rules for Government.

Please make sure to read the hackthon’s Code of Conduct.

When and Where

Assurity Consulting,
Level 3, 95 Customhouse Quay,
Wellington

Saturday 19th May and Sunday 20th May, 2018
9am – 4pm each day.

How Much

Free. Please register via Eventbrite.

More

More information on the Better Rules Hack page including competitions.
If you have any questions please contact us via email betterrules@legalhackers.nz.

Hack Tairāwhiti – Gisborne – 19-20 May 2018

What

Hack Tairāwhiti is a 48 hour Hackathon on the 18th – 20th of May 2018 as part of Techweek 2018. The event brings together New Zealand exporters and the country’s top tech talent together in Gisborne to unlock the region’s potential to support entrepreneurs across New Zealand.

Connecting whanau to the tech venture ecosystem plays a vital role in improving Māori prosperity, which is why Hack Tairāwhiti is so important.

Hack Tairāwhiti is being led by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) in conjunction with Te Tira Toi Whakangao (T3W), together with support from Datacom, global Māori tech companies and Māori sector investors.

Where and When

19 May 2018 – 9am – 4pm
20 May 2018 – 9am – 4pm

How Much

Free

More

Techweek page for this event