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Hacks & Hackers Day Glasgow (#hhhglas)

Friday, March 25, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM (GMT)

Hacks & Hackers Day Glasgow (#hhhglas)

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Type Remaining End Quantity
BBC Hackers (programmers, designers etc) 8 Tickets Ended Free  
BBC Hacks (journalists/bloggers etc) 3 Tickets Ended Free  
Non-BBC Hackers (programmers/designers etc.) 2 Tickets Ended Free  
Non-BBC Hacks (journalists/bloggers etc) Sold Out Ended Free  

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Event Details

The UK Hacks & Hackers tour is going to Glasgow!

Scraperwiki, which provides award-winning tools for screen scraping,data mining and visualisation, will hold a one day practical hack day* at Pacific Quay, BBC Scotland, Glasgow, on Friday 25 March, 2011. 

Web developers and designers will pair up with journalists and bloggers to produce a number of projects and stories based on public data.

We would like to thank our sponsors and hosts BBC Scotland / BBC College of Journalism and prize sponsor Guardian Open Platform for making the event possible.

Who's it for? We hope to attract 'hacks' and 'hackers' from all different types of backgrounds: people from big media organisations, as well as individual online publishers and freelancers.

What will I get out of it?
The aim is to show journalists how to use programming and design techniques to create online news stories and features; and vice versa, to show programmers how to find, develop, and polish stories and features. To see what happened at our past events in Liverpool and Birmingham visit the ScraperWiki blog. Here's a video showing what happened in Belfast.

How much? NOTHING! It's absolutely free, thanks to our sponsors. Food and refreshments will be provided throughout the day. If you have special dietary requirements please email judith [at] scraperwiki.com.

What should I bring? We would encourage people to come along with ideas for local ‘datasets’ that are of interest. In addition we will create a list of suggested data sets at the introduction on the morning of the event but flexibility is key for this event. If you have a laptop, please bring this too.

So what exactly will happen on the day? Armed with their laptops and WIFI, journalists and developers will be put into teams of around four to develop their 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. Winners will receive prizes at the end of the day.

*Not sure what a hack day is? Let's go with the Wikipedia definition: It "an event where developers, designers and people with ideas gather to build 'cool stuff'"...

Keep an eye on the ScraperWiki blog for details about Scraperwiki events. Hacks & Hackers Hack Day Cardiff will take place on March 11 2011. For additional information please contact judith [at] scraperwiki.com.

With thanks to our sponsors:


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BBC Scotland
Pacific Quay
G51 1DA Glasgow
United Kingdom

Friday, March 25, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM (GMT)

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