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Science Hack Day

Saturday, November 3, 2012 / 10:00am - Sunday, November 4, 2012 / 4:00pm
Hot Studio, 585 Howard Street (at 2nd), San Francisco, CA

What is Science Hack Day?

The mission of Science Hack Day is to get excited and make things with science! A Hack Day is a 48-hour all-night event that brings together designers, developers, scientists, and other geeks in the same physical space for a brief but intense period of collaboration, hacking, and building "cool stuff." Hack Days were originally created by Yahoo! in 2005 and soon after became a worldwide trend. By collaborating on focused tasks during this short period, small groups of hackers are capable of producing remarkable results. Some Hack Days have a specific focus. There have already been very successful Music Hack Days and Government Hack Days. It’s time for a Hack Day focused on science!

What’s a Hack?
A hack is a quick solution to a problem—maybe not the most elegant solution, but often the cleverest. On the Web, mashups are a common example of hacking: mixing up data from different sources in new and interesting ways.

Who is this for?

Imagine a Venn diagram showing the intersection of web geeks and science geeks... That’s a pretty big intersection. Science Hack Day is for anyone with an interest in bringing science and technology together. If you’re a coder, designer, scientist, hacker, or just an enthusiastic person with good ideas, Science Hack Day is for you.

Who is organizing Science Hack Day SF 2012?

Ariel Waldman
Ian Fung
Matt Biddulph
Nic Weidinger

Coming from out of town? All attendees are welcome to spend Saturday night at the event venue. (You’ll probably want to acquire a sleeping bag, though!)

Sound like fun? Then what are you waiting for?! Register and let's get hackin'!

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