Scraperwiki in association with Open Labs@LJMU are hosting the first ever Student Edition of Hacks meet Hackers.
So what’s this hack day all about? This practical day will demonstrate how student coders, programmers, web developers and designers will pair up with student journalists to produce projects and stories based around publicly available data.
Who’s it for? We want to attract students with skills in journalism, data visualisation, design, coding, programming, statistics & games development etc.
What will students get out of it? The aim is to show students journalists how to use programming and design techniques to create online news stories and features; and vice versa, to show student coders/developers/programmers how to find, develop, and polish stories and features.
What should participants bring? We would encourage students to come along with ideas for local ‘datasets’ that they are interested in. Flexibility is key for this event. If you have a laptop, please bring this too.
But what exactly will happen on the day itself? Armed with laptops and WIFI, students will be put into teams of around four to develop ideas, with the aim of finishing final projects that can be published and shared publicly. Each team will then present their project to the whole group.
When is it? 8th December 2010
Where is it? Academy of Art & Design
Time: 9.30am–5pm (food & beverages provided)
Want to know more and register your place ? Click HERE.