Open Data Day Wellington, 2017. Credit: aimee whitcroft.

International Open Data Day: Wellington

International Open Data Day dawned bright and beautiful this year in Wellington.

And, instead of getting out into Wellington’s all-too-rare sunshine, a group of open data and environment enthusiasts gathered at the National Library’s beautiful space to spend the day conceptualising, designing and prototyping environment-related products and services.

Check out the video below for more on the event. You can also read more — including about the 6 awesome projects — over on’s blog.

Rapid prototyping with environmental datasets — International Open Data Day 2017 (

The event was organised and sponsored by, Open Data NZ, Statistics NZ, National Library, LINZ and GovHack NZ.

GovHack NZ is NZ’s largest open data/open government hackathon, and happens across the country 28–30 July 2017. This year, Nick and I are leading it as part of the social good/volunteering component of our GovWorks NZ work.