Participant Information – Useful Things to Know For Hack the Marine

A copy of the following should have landed in your mailbox if you have signed up for the Marine & Waterways Edition of Hack the City.

Thanks for signing up for Hack the Marine.

Here’s some info you may find useful for the proceedings.

Venue and Schedule

Most important – we are in different venues on each day.  Please check where you are heading before you set off.

  • Friday:
    • Lunchtime Talk and Data Dive: Sheffield Methods Institute, Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS), 219 Portobello, Sheffield S1 4DP
    • Pre-Hack Social: Red Deer, Pitt Street, Sheffield S1 4DD
  • Saturday:
    • Main Hack: Sheffield Hallam University Cantor Building, 153 Arundel Street, Sheffield S1 2NU
    • After Hack Social: Rutland Arms, 86 Brown Street, S1 4RG

Full details of the itinerary and links to venues can be found on the Schedule page of the Hack the City website.

Hack Notes

We covered off various sources of datasets from key organisations supporting the hack at the Open Data Sheffield meetup. You can find a work-in-progress document at Even now, there’s more being added to keep it relevant and easy to find resources and references.

Feel free to add to this yourself and update with other useful bits or gotchas you come across over the course of the event.  

We’ll use the same document to identify hacks and project teams that emerge over the weekend.

What to Bring

Do bring your laptop, and any other analogue or digital device that you will need (such as a sketchbook). We have post-its, markers, flipchart and so on.  You may also want to bring your own re-usable mug for Saturday so we can reduce the amount of waste the hack generates.  


We’ll be using #hackthemarine as the hashtag – use that now to give a shout out to other participants and find out who else is going, as well as share what you are doing or reach out for help on the day.  

We’ll push any updates out through that hashtag on Twitter, including how to spot us at the Pre-Hack and After Hack Socials (which will be in shared public venues) .

You don’t need a Twitter account to read those. Other useful stuff will be parked on

Photos and Videos

We will be photographing and videoing the event. If you prefer to not be captured in this way, please tell us when you arrive.

Getting In Touch

If  you need to get in touch, email or text 07968 948527 for more urgent matters.

Onwards Hack!

Other than that – we’re really looking forward to seeing you all at Hack the Marine. Travel safe, and get ready for a fun weekend.

Jag and the team at Hack the Marine

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