As all of us who follow the soda calendar should know by now, the 2nd Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon will take place on the 1 and 2 July 2016 at the Basel University Library for two days of fun, innovation and digital brainstorming: register here
Last year I had a very satisfying time working on a project called Portrait Id with a very interesting group of people, and the hackathon itself was a blast. This year I will be collecting data again from providers onto the Data Tank (a storage device shared with participants for quickly transferring TB's of data), and run a workshop on Friday afternoon:
Data, data, everywhere! And yet... When is the last time data made a difference in your life? Have you taken the time today to think through the implications of all this machine-usable information to your self-confidence, critical faculties and overall success as a human being? When has art last inspired you to get creative with Taylor Swift? Together with the global School of Data network, we are putting together keyboards and brains to spread the idea of data literacy, to work for better data, to have more fun at hackathons! Join us for a round of Advanced Data & Dragons that aims to help you become more Adventurous, Benign and Correlational in your projects.
Visit the #makeopendata wiki for details of the event and info on datasets and workshops. Please leave a note here if you have any questions or suggestions (e.g. of topics or tools to cover)!