Wednesday 17th September 3.30pm – 5pm
Hosted kindly by Boost
Level 8, 75 Ghuznee Street, Wellington
The Google Hangout for the meeting is here
Better APIs for Business is one of the initiatives within the Better Public Services Result 9 programme. Result 9 is tasked to reduce the effort for businesses dealing with government by 25% by 2017 as well as providing a service experience on the same level as the private sector.
Result 9 works in collaboration across a number of agencies (MBIE, IR, ACC, Stats, MPI, Customs, Callaghan Innovation, NZTE) to make sure that joined-up government services aren’t a one-off event, but an ongoing commitment from agencies to improve businesses perceptions of interacting with government.
APIs are a core enabler for providing integrated business customer centric services with the help of third parties and intermediaries. Together with the industry the Better APIs initiative is going to support the acceleration of API development in agencies, develop an API Ecosystem with the Result 9 agencies and the GCIO and establish an API marketplace to connect supply and demand.
Oliver will give an overview of the current activities and talk about the next steps on the Better APIs action plan.
Oliver is an experienced software developer and architect who has worked on a number of business critical integration projects both here in Wellington and his previous home Germany. He has supported DOC releasing their first open data sets, helped Customs and MPI integrating their systems to provide a single view for traders and is now working with the Result 9 agencies to accelerate their API development efforts and create a prospering API ecosystem.
Besides his main job he has developed an open data based Android app for finding and booking huts, camp sites and backpacker style accomodation and loves to build ‘stuff’ with his growing collection of Arduinos and Raspberry Pis.