Date: 19th – 20th February 2022
At what will be our milestone 25th hack weekend we will be looking at what is involved in creating and sharing products openly. This might be data, information, images, software code or even hardware.
We’re working with partners and volunteers to create a growing list of possible projects which they would love you to work on with them. Or you can bring your own challenges that you would like to work on.
Whichever route you go down, the determining factor is openness – open licensing, transparency, sharing and re-use.
We’re also hoping that this event will have both a physical space in Aberdeen get together AND an online version. We will be using Zoom so that everyone can interact throughout the event – so you don’t even have to journey to Aberdeen to take part. Whether the physical space event goes head is up in the air until government guidance, and the building’s operators clarify the position.
Challenges and projects
We’re working on a final list of challenges and projects which we will keep updating in this Google doc.
So far we have
- Air Aberdeen – renewing the project which we did so much with recently.
- Open Data Scotland – see this blog post
- Artists in the AAGM collection
- Aberdeen Provosts
- The Aberdeen Granite Industry
As part of the event we will be running a Wikipedia Editathon – with training and practice in creating, and improving Wikipedia articles. This will be facilitated by Wikimedia UK’s Scotland Coordinator, Dr Sara Thomas and our own Ian Watt. This is likely to overlap with and support several of the items on the list above.
We’re working on finalising the exact format but the weekend will resemble this:
Sat 19 February 2022
- 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 (Grab some food and socially chat while you eat, or break away from the screens for a while)
- 13:30 Projects continue
- 17:00 Wrap up for day one
Sun 20 February 2022
- 09:30 Projects start
- 12.00 Lunch (Grab some food and socially chat while you eat, or break away from the screens for a while)
- 13:00 Projects continue
- 15:30 Show and tell
- 16:30 Event close
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/ctc25
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.
Of course, coders, data wranglers, designers and other techies are important to a hack 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. So our standard tickets are just £5 for the weekend.
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.