Better Rules Hack

19 May 2018 - 20 May 2018 — 9:00AM - 5:30PM

Assurity Consulting, Level 3, 95 Customhouse Quay, Wellington

Get involved and build something for your sector or community by using 'digital rules' - prizes to be won!
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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.

This event is jointly run with Legal Hackers NZ and Venture Centre and will be run in Wellington, with a follow up hackathon in Tauranga on 16 & 17 June.

Further details can be found at

This event is part of the TechWeek series on Building Government’s Digital Service Innovation Capability.

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