Do you have a science idea you’d like to explore, tinker on and develop among a group of peers? If so, Science Hack Day is the event for you. From November 13 – 14 the Institute For The Future in Palo Alto will be hosting a smorgasboard of science and technology enthusiasts who are coming together for two fast and furious days of idea development and prototype creation.
Science Hack Day originated in London and has hopped the pond to San Francisco. There’s a great team of sixteen science enthusiasts working on making this a huge success including Kishore Hari (UCSF), Ariel Waldman (Spacehack.org), Tantek Çelik (Microformats.org + Mozilla) and Kirsten “Dr. Kiki” Sanford (This Week In Science).
So who should attend this event? Here’s what Science Hack Day’s website has to say about that:
Science Hack Day is for anyone with an interest in bringing science and technology together (from dabbling with APIs/datasets/interface design to biotech experiments and prototyping near-space payloads). If you’re a coder, designer, scientist, citizen scientist, hacker or just an enthusiastic person with good ideas, Science Hack Day is for you.
Well that convinced me! I’ll be attending, hacking and reporting on the event. And you should come too! You can sign up here.
If you’re looking for inspiration, or would like to know what projects attendees have expressed interest in doing, check out the Science Hack Day wiki.