In 2012 DigitalNZ ran pre-conference workshop the day before the full conference. Also held at Te Papa, they went for only $10 each to cover catering... the costs were kept low to make them accessible to everyone, but get in quick.
Monday, November 19th
All about search
9:00 am - 12:00 pm (3 hours)
Search is hard... shouldn't we just leave this to Google? Join our panel of experts and dive into the nuts and bolts of search. Explore best practices in museum search services, the ins and outs of the Solr search platform, behind the scenes with parallel-flickr, and version three of the DigitalNZ Search API. This workshop will be run by famed NDF international keynotes Nate Solas and Aaron Straup Cope, with a special guest appearance from NZ's very own Chris McDowall.
Learn how to Make with Ponoko
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (3 hours)
A making revolution is sweeping the world, and galleries, libraries, archives, and museums can all be a part of it. Learn the basics of how to make things using a personal factory from Ponoko - electronics, homeware, fashion & furniture are all possibilities. This workshop will take you through the process of designing something, choosing materials, and ordering it in 2D or 3D. Learn about how these digital tools can be used in our organisations and public spaces.