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hack events using open data are becoming more popular, but still with very few being held in libraries. this page highlights examples of library hack events and ongoing makerspaces/fab labs based in libraries.

future events, makerspaces, fablabs

upcoming events for the diary. some are ongoing series of events and FabLabs that it is worth keeping an eye on.


st botolph's - the waiting room
address: colchester, essex, CO1 2PQ
a project sponsored by the carnegie trust, creative coop, and colchester school of art - this began as a regeneration initiative and will seek to co-locate libraries and hacker/maker spaces.
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hack the library!
address: oldham library
take over the library and hack things, bring a project, find a partner, ask for help or just watch and learn!
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exeter library fab lab
address: exeter library, exeter, devon
the new fab lab in the new exeter library. a number of 3d printers, raspberry pi mini-computers, arduino mini-computers, many events going on throughout the year, and trained volunteers.
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british library labs events
address: british library, st pancras, london
events page with regular labs days exploring data from collections.
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archive

events that have been and gone - still often useful for finding out what happened and how it was done.


future libraries product forge

 Thu 13 Oct
address: CodeBase, 38 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH3 9SJ

datamorphosis

 Sat 1 Oct
address: Newcastle City Library, 33 New Bridge Street West, NE1 8AX Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

future libraries mini forge

 Tue 21 Jun
address: The Place Hotel - 34-38 York Place , Edinburgh EH1 3HU, United Kingdom

wuthering hacks

 Sat 9 Apr
address: Bewick Hall, Level 2, Newcastle City Library, 33 New Bridge Street West, NE1 8AX Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

citymash

 Sat 13 Jun
address: city university, northampton square, EC1V 0HB

early english books hackfest

 Mon 9 Mar
address: weston library, oxford

THAT camp british library

 Fri 13 Feb
address: 30 euston square, london

stacks unbound

 Sat 22 Nov
address: Oxford e-Research Centre, 7 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG

bath hacked 2.1

 Sat 1 Nov
address: the guild, bath

pi and mash

 Sat 9 Aug
address: senate house library, london

glasgow hackathon

 Thu 29 May
address: Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Rd, Glasgow, G3 8RS

RLUK hack day

 Sat 17 May
address: senate house, london

open data hack day

 Sat 22 Feb
address: Oxford e-Research Centre, 7 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG

new york public library hack weekend

 Sat 11 Jan
address: NYPL, new york

national archives hack day.

 Sat 24 Mar
address: the national archives, kew

culture grid hack day

 Fri 11 Feb
address: discovery museum, newcastle upon tyne