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Join us for Hackday 10 April 2011

Join us for a hackfest open day at the State Library of Western Australia on Sunday 10 April between 11am and 4pm, and be part of the national Libraryhack.

The national Libraryhack competition invites people to create mashups and apps using publicly available and reusable data. Re-mix library datasets and create new content, or re-purpose them and build new apps, and be in the running to win a great prize. The datasets for use can be found at: http://libraryhack.org/data/

Come to the State Library for a taster session and start thinking about what you might create to be able to enter the national competition. We’ll have mashing experts and specialists from the Australian Web Industry Association on hand to help you navigate your way through the wealth of info released for mashups.

There will be computers available for use on the day, but you can also bring along your own laptops, notebooks and iPads and join in the fun at the Discovery Lounge on the ground floor at the State Library. There is free wifi access and there is no charge to join in the hackfest open day activities, but bookings are essential. Book online at: http://slwa.wa.gov.au/whats_on/hackday.

Don’t have the technical skills to bring your great idea for new ways to use library data to life? You can still win a prize by entering the ideas competition, which closes on 20 April 2011. Submit your idea for mashups and apps using library data from across Australia and New Zealand to be eligible. For details see: http://libraryhack.org/ideas/

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