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June 2 Science Hack Day NYC: balloon mapping workshop

by liz | May 13, 2013 14:39 13 May 14:39 | #7491 | #7491

Event details

This is a local event that is part of Science Hack Day, which coincides with both the World Science Festival and National Day of Civic Hacking. Saturday and Sunday June 2 9AM - 10PM. Balloon Mapping workshop at 2pm on Sunday led by Will Ward.


Helium will be provided, we are looking for someone from the Public Lab community to lead this workshop! If you will lead this, please add the workshop description to

The World Science Festival and New York University???s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) team up to launch Science Hack Day in New York City. This two-day event will bring together scientists, designers, developers, and innovators. Hackers work in groups to mash up ideas, media, and technologies to create quick solutions: use bacteria from dollar bills to collect NYC???s genomic data, hack micro satellites to reflect sunlight, build a distributed computer simulation of the Large Hadron Collider, and much more. Join us for hacking, workshops, and the opportunity to work side-by-side with scientists. See what you can accomplish in just two days.

How It Works: Groups form after listening to pitches by scientists. Participants can stay in one group lead by a moderator, or work with others. Awards for the best hacks will be selected by a panel of judges and presented at the finale of the Science Hack Day weekend.

Anyone interested in science, contributing ideas, or hacking is welcome. No prior experience necessary. Space is limited so registration is required to this free event. When you register, please share your interests and skills, and let us know which hack you may be interested in from our list of confirmed scientists, or suggest your own. Ages 18 and above. Learn more ??

SCHEDULE: Saturday, June 1 9:00 AM: Check-in and Breakfast 10:00 AM: Lightning Talks (scientists pitch their proposed hacks) 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM: Hacking

Sunday, June 2 9:00 AM: Check-in and Breakfast 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM: Hacking 8:00 PM: Presentations & Awards

Day 1 Workshops: ITP Prototyping Tools Workshop
Arduino Workshop

Day 2 Workshops:
3D Printing Workshop
Balloon Mapping Public Lab Workshop

Please note, the building closes at night. There is no overnight access. Science Hack Day NYC is partially supported by the Shuttleworth Foundation and NYU???s Center for Urban Science and Progress.


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