various resources relating to hacks and hack events
guides to running hackathons, codes of conduct, and tools.
socrata guide to running a tech event, including sponsorship, promoting, scheduling, and pitching ideas.website
socrata and API evangelist bundle together resources for running a hackathon, including a step by step hackathon guide and free data hosting options.website
guides to library hacks and makerspaces - the current situation, where to find them, and opinion.
public libraries news updated page on the current state of 3d printers and makerspaces in uk libraries.website
part of the mashed library wiki pages, advice for organising events.website
a paper describing the origins of mashups, data formats, licensing and retrieval of data online, and focus on the role of libraries as publishers or consumers.website
posts around diversity in hack events and hackathons - how to ensure that hacks appeal to all.
from spotify labs - how gender diversity was made a requirement for a hackathon.website
from medium.com - how to get better representation at your hackathon. talks about food, encouraging beginners, prizes and having a code of conduct.website
a look at the lack of female makerspace members and what to do about it.website
case study of how to get more girls involved in maker spaces and maker faires.website
an article explaining why it's good for everyone when makerspaces are more inclusive.website
first hand experiences of library hack days. if you have a post you want to share here please send it in. or if you'd like to write one, it can be hosted here.
post exploring the value of hack days, from experience of the spot on conference at the british library. including pros and cons and ideas to improve.website
a pro-hack days post around the context of an NHS hack day in Cardiff.website
when hack events encourage beginners they can be a great environment for learning. but it can also be useful to point people towards online learning resources to use before and after the hacks.
four three-hour software skills sessions focused on the needs and requirements of the library professionals.website
a network of volunteer led coding clubs for children aged 9-11. search to see the nearest clubs near you.website
an interactive learning environment with tools covering many major languages as well as general goals (develop a website).website