CTC28 – Connections

This hack event took place over the weekend of 18-19 March 2023 at the ONE Tech Hub, Schoolhill, Aberdeen.

We had 19 attendees on Saturday and 15 on Sunday including online participants.

The weekend was extremely productive with seven projects worked on. Details of those can be found on the main Github repo.

There is also a Wikimedia Dashboard which shows a significant number of contributions of the six attendees who worked on Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wiki Commons.

Our thanks go all of the participants and to Converged Communications Solutions Limited who sponsored the event, and to Opportunity North East who contributed the use of the ONE Tech Hub which is a great space, and where we always feel at home!

The remainder of this page is unchanged from the pre-event status.


When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. – John Muir

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 also running an Editathon on the Saturday along with Wikimedia UK’s Dr Sara Thomas, also on the theme of Connections. The Editathon will be suitable for novice Wikipedia editors as well as experienced ones. If you are into Wikidata or want to explore that there will be options too. If booking for the Editathon, please choose the ‘Editathon’ ticket on Tito. When you book, we’ll be in touch with an easy extra step to complete.


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


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 18 March 2023

  • 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 19 March 2023

  • 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 

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.


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. We’ve introduced a range of tickets to make attending as easy as possible. These include weekend physical space tickets (for the best experience), single day physical space, and online tickets. Pricing is flexible with suggested and minimum prices. Thanks to Converged Communication’s sponsorship, we’ve managed to keep prices down!

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

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