hack days, makerspaces, fab labs around the uk.
makerspaces and hack events are becoming more popular around the uk, 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.
upcoming events for the diary. some are ongoing series of events and FabLabs that it is worth keeping an eye on.
Thu 13 Oct
CodeBase, 38 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH3 9SJ
A room full of talented designers, developers and entrepreneurs spending 3 days and 3 nights side by side developing new ideas, overcoming challenges and making new connections - sound good? Libraries are evolving and responding to their user’s needs with e-lending, wifi and digital access, co-working and maker spaces. What ideas do you have for the library of the future?web txt
take over the library and hack things, bring a project, find a partner, ask for help or just watch and learn!web
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.web
events that have been and gone - still often useful for finding out what happened and how it was done.
hack day at Newcastle libraries. follow up to the wuthering hacks event, reusing library data.web twt
future libraries mini forge
by Product Forge - investigating how libraries reinvent themselves as digital spaces, with a focus on e-lending, maker spaces and digital inclusion.web twt
re-using library data. a day-long hackathon to collaborate on ideas for using data released by Newcastle Libraries.web twt
a mashed library unconference day for those interested in libraries and technology. looking at new and existing ways of using technology in libraries and other information environments.web
early english books hackfest
bodleian library event. a day to celebrate the release of 25,000 early English texts from 1473 to 1700.web
THAT camp british library
the humanities and technology camp. being held at british library, these series of events encourage experimenting with digital collections.web
a making day with library data, from catalogues to metadata. brings developers, librarians and researchers together to make and experiment with the resources that are available and new ones.web
bath hacked 2.1
held in bath and sponsored by the council, weekend event for developers to use local data to create new apps and mashups.web twt
pi and mash
held at senate house library in london: 'a Mashed Library unconference day of workshops and conversation for people interested in doing fun stuff involving libraries and technology.'web twt
a good example of a public UK hack eventweb
RLUK hack day
a research libraries hack day organised off the back of releasing 17 million bibliographic records as LOD (linked open data).web
open data hack day
aimed to encourage new applications or datasets to be created and show how open data can be useful to help the work of researchers through having the data made availableweb
new york public library hack weekend
an example of an 'open book hack weekend' organised at new york public library.web
national archives hack day.
the national archives arranged a day for web developers and designers to use archive data and documents. lots of links to data.web
culture grid hack day
a hack day from the culture grid making use of the (in 2011) recently released web service. interesting web site to get an idea of hack events.web