Science Hackday Nairobi

By Jessica Colaço
  Published 21 Nov 2011
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Science Hackday Nairobi
Venue :@iLabAfrica located atStrathmore University – See location on google maps Date : 13th January 2012 @4:00PM - 15th January 2012 @5:00PM Registration : Registration and attendance is free.. Register here What is Science Hack day? The mission of Science Hack Day is to get excited and make things with science! A Hack Day is a 48-hour-all-night event that brings together designers, developers, scientists and other geeks in the same physical space for a brief but intense period of collaboration, hacking, and building ‘cool stuff’. Hack Days were originally created by Yahoo! in 2005 and soon after became a worldwide trend. By collaborating on focused tasks during this short period, small groups of hackers are capable of producing remarkable results. Some Hack Days have a specific focus. There have already been very successful Music Hack Days and Government Hack Days. It’s time for a Hack Day focused on science! What is a Hack? A hack is a quick solution to a problem – maybe not the most elegant solution, but often the cleverest. On the web, mashups are a common example of hacking: mixing up data from different sources in new and interesting ways. Who is this for? Imagine a Venn diagram showing the intersection of web geeks and science geeks …that’s a pretty big intersection. Science Hack Day is for anyone with an interest in bringing science and technology together. If you’re a coder, designer, scientist, hacker or just an enthusiastic person with good ideas, Science Hack Day is for you. Got an idea for a science hack? Got a brainwave for a mashup? Add it here.. If you see an idea you’d like to hack/collaborate on, add your name to it! Interested in helping organize Science Hack Day Nairobi? Email Morris See you there..
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