connections

CTC28 – Connections

We’ve had to postpone this event which was due to take place at the ONE Tech Hub.

It will now take place in the new year. As soon as we have agreed the dates will will announce these. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

This event has the broad theme of Connections.  This is a broad area and can be interpreted in any way that attendees wish. For example, it could refer to 

  • connections between people; 
  • network connections to mobile devices or IOT devices;
  • connections between items in Linked (Open) Data such as Wikidata;
  • connecting multiple datasets such as those from Open Data Scotland;
  • connecting service users with a provider;
  • connections between well-being and funding or services;
  • or any other relevant idea you might have. 

We’ve started a list of proposed projects which could be tackled over the weekend. Have a look – and please add your suggestions too. 

If you have never been to a hackathon before or are interested in knowing more about the projects previously tackled then please check out our hackathon overview page.

We are grateful to Converged Communication Solutions Limited for their sponsorship and support.

Format

This event will be run as a physical event, with online attendance options. 

We’re working on finalising the exact format but the weekend will resemble this:

Sat 03 December 2022

  • 09:00 Open for breakfast
  • 09:30 Introductions
  • 10:00 Identify potential projects, form teams
  • 10.30 Break-out sessions to familiarise ourselves with some of the tools and platforms
  • 11.30 Projects start
  • 12.30 Lunch 
  • 13:30 Projects continue
  • 17:00 Wrap up for day one (TBC)

Sun 04 December 2022

  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Projects start
  • 12.00 Lunch 
  • 13:00 Projects continue
  • 15:00 Show and tell
  • 16:00 Event close and clean-up.

Throughout the weekend we will have regular check-ins where we speak about our projects and hear what others are doing. 

You can book a ticket now at https://ti.to/code-the-city/ctc28 

By signing up for this hack weekend, you agree to our Code Of Conduct

Who should attend?

Anyone! Despite our name, coding is a small bit of what we do. It’s essential that we have subject area specialists. In this case that might be teachers, university or college lecturers, pupils, students and those who work in policy. And those who have less formal roles too.

Of course, coders, data wranglers, designers and other techies are important to a hack weekend.

Once we have some challenges posed, we’ll create projects and teams to work on them over the weekend.

Tickets

As a charity we aim to encourage all to attend our events – and to make the barrier to attendance as low as we can make it. We also have to consider our costs of administration. So our standard tickets are just £5 (minimum) for the weekend, and £1 minimum for online.

If this is a barrier to you attending please get in touch and we can issue you with a ticket at no cost, no questions asked. 

Book ticketshttps://ti.to/code-the-city/ctc28 

Please note that we have policies for participants on acceptable conduct and Covid 19. By signing up you agree to these conditions of attendance.