Rebooting Government IT...

Posted on: November 1, 2018 - 21:12 By: carl

... in the UK in this case, but the advice could be just as relevant here. The Register has some advice for the new British Cabinet Secretary on what should be done based mainly on input to a Digital Government inquiry run by the Science and Technology Committee.

And we are up and running... again.

Posted on: October 30, 2018 - 14:50 By: carl

After a bit of work* we now have an operational website again... So step one of the journey has been completed.

Drupal has matured over the years, which is great to see, but with maturity comes complexity... it's happened before and it will happen again. In this particular case it's a bit more complex than we need it to be so we are looking at getting something lighter and nimbler... and perhaps not as mature... as in having to hand roll themes and so forth.

Anyway, we have a bit of breathing room now so on we go!

Opening up Council meetings

Posted on: September 5, 2018 - 09:29 By: aimee

Welcome to Spring!

The year’s flown by. As part of a number of conversations the Council has been having recently about being more transparent and communicative, we’ve decided to start openly publishing the decisions and actions that come out of each Council meeting.

Our reasons are multiple, and mirror some of the primary principles behind open government:

NZOSS Council for 2017-18

Posted on: November 7, 2017 - 10:18 By: dave

We are pleased to announce our new NZOSS Council - there are seven of us, with one new, and one returning, councillor!

Our new councillor is aimee whitcroft, based in Wellington, who has a strong background in Open Gov't, Open Data, and generally working in and around software. She brings the valuable skills of hyper-literacy, technical savvy, great organisational skills, and bountiful constructive energy.

Launch of 2017 Tech Manifesto

Posted on: May 24, 2017 - 09:59 By: dave

Today, 18 national technology sector communities are launching our 2017 Tech Manifesto.

The goal of this collectively composed manifesto is to guide party policy in the technical area going into the 2017 national election. It represents the united front of our many NZ-wide technology-focused communities and is, we trust, an informative and compelling read for any prospective leaders of NZ.

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