Training Workshop—How to Hackathon

hackathonWhat: Maker Fayre: Engaging audiences with Early English data

Who: Iain Emsley and Liz McCarthy

When: 13.30—17.00, Thursday 3 December 2015

Where: Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library (map)

Access: open to all members of the University of Oxford; free; registration is essential

Seminar: This workshop will explore the ins and outs of running a hackathon with digital data or content. In the second part of the session, participants will engage in a mini-hackathon using Early English Books Online data, followed by a discussion of the experience.

The workshop first ran as a training session at the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, on the Digital Approaches in Medieval and Renaissance Studies workshop strand, convened by Judith Siefring.

Speakers: Iain Emsley is a research associate at the Oxford e-Research Centre, working with the Software Sustainability Institute and the Square Kilometre Array. Currently reading for a Masters in Software Engineering at the University of Oxford, he has organized and attended hack sessions. His research interests include sonification.

Liz McCarthy is the Web & Digital Media Manager at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. Her research interests include social media in the cultural sector, digital literacy, digital humanities, 17th-century bookbindings, and library history.

This seminar is open to all members of the University of Oxford. It is free to attend, and reserving a place is essential.

Please meet near the Information Desk in Blackwell Hall, Weston Library (map). If you are already in the Library, you can find the Centre for Digital Scholarship on the first floor of the Weston Library, through the Mackerras Reading Room and around the gallery.

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