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The First Fieldwork Hack!
What is a Hack Day?
A Hack Day is a 48-hour-all-night event that brings together an array of people, from scientists to developers (and anyone with good ideas) in the same physical space for a brief but intense period of collaboration, hacking, and building 'cool stuff'. A hack is a quick solution to a problem - maybe not the most elegant solution, but often the cleverest.
Who is it for?
We are working with John Bevan (from Rewired State) to bring the outdoors and technology together. If you're a geographer, biologist, IT enthusiast, coder, designer, scientist, hacker, geo-tagger or a person with bright ideas, Fieldwork Hack Day is for you.
To get excited and make things!
We want to bring together the different threads of tech to enable us to interact with the Big Wide World in smart, inspiring, thought-provoking ways. The idea is to get contributions from universities, commercial mapping, environmental agencies, technologists, coders who are GIS nuts, ruggedised tablet gurus and mobile wizards. We'll put you up for a weekend of hacking out at Slapton Ley Field Centre, with a 'Learn, Make, Test & Showoff' structure. There will be plenty of capturing of prototypes, concepts and documentation of some outstanding educational software/hardware created to turn fieldwork in to a full blown 21st century beacon of cool tech.
Some of you will be familiar with our largest centre; which incorporates a complex of 6 classrooms, IT facilities, en-suite accommodation, WiFi and home-cooked food. On the South Devon Heritage Coast, in a beautiful village with some excellent pubs. In striking distance of nature reserves, cliffs, rivers and moors.
FSC Hack Day is a free event, to get a place please register here
Date: Friday 18th - Monday 21st May 2012