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Science Hack Day San Francisco, 2013

What is Science Hack Day?

Science Hack Day is a 48-hour-all-night event for anyone excited about making weird, silly or serious things with science. Participants will join in the same physical space to see what they can prototype within 24 consecutive hours. Designers, developers, scientists and anyone who is excited about making things with science is welcome to attend – no experience in science or hacking is necessary, just an insatiable curiosity.

The mission of Science Hack Day is to get excited and make things with science! People form multidisciplinary teams over the course of the weekend: particle physicists team up with designers, marketers join forces with biologists, developers partner with school kids. By collaborating on focused tasks during this short period, small groups of hackers are capable of producing remarkable results.

What is a hack?

A hack is a quick solution to a problem – maybe not the most elegant solution, but often the cleverest. For its realisation one can use anything – different data, software, tools and materials.

Who is this for?

Imagine a Venn diagram showing the intersection of web geeks and science geeks … that’s a pretty big intersection. Science Hack Day is for anyone with an interest in bringing science and technology together. If you’re a coder, designer, scientist, hacker or just an enthusiastic person with good ideas, Science Hack Day is for you.

A global movement, you say?

Yes. Science Hack Day is a global grassroots project run by weird scientists, hackers and enthusiasts around the world on a volunteer-basis. Since its beginnings in 2010, more than 60 Science Hack Days have been held in 20 countries. The event has open source instructions for anyone to adopt and create a Science Hack Day in their own city with.

Does Science Hack Day Ljubljana have a code of conduct?

Yes! Science Hack Day Ljubljana is an inclusive event based on treating all individuals respectfully, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or software preferences. So please don’t be nasty or mean. Be nice. Be considerate. Be civil. It’s easy.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the Science Hack Day Ljubljana organizing team. They will be clearly visible, wearing either a lab coat or T-shirt with the Science Hack Day logo. Or if you spot me, Tadej Novak (I’ll be the one introducing the event on Saturday morning), please don’t hesitate to grab me. If you can’t immediately spot me or a Science Hack Day volunteer, please speak to a member of the venue staff/security and they’ll be able to get hold of me quickly.

If you require any further clarification of these terms please get in touch.