Things To Know for Participants

It’s finally upon us – there are less than 48 hours to go before Hack the City! Here’s the essential info you need to make the most of the weekend.

Where and When

We’re based in the Showroom Cinema all weekend. It’s opposite Sheffield train station at the end of the silver fountain (it’ll make sense when you come out of the station).

  • Friday: Meet us at the back of the Showroom Bar from 7pm. They serve lovely food until 9pm in case you don’t get a chance to eat before joining us.
  • Saturday: Follow the signs for Hack the City to Showroom 5. Doors open from 9:15am, and we kick off at 9:45am. We’ll keep you fed throughout the day, right up to the Show’n’Tell and Awards at 8pm, followed shortly by drinks.
  • Sunday: We’re back in Showroom 5 from 10am to build on, take forward or even start a new hack.

Hack Ideas and Datasets

You can also drill down into some of the key datasets relevant to the Open Data Institute’s Challenge Series on Crime & Justice from this wiki resource.

If you haven’t already, let people know what projects you may want to experiment with over the weekend on Twitter via the #hackthecity tag.

Friday evening is a great chance to meet other collaborators, and sound out your ideas before we enter the hack zone on Saturday, as well as to find out what other people are thinking of doing.

Kit and Caboodle

We’ll have all the usual analogue tools to break out your ideas and work up your hacks. Be sure to bring your own laptop, other digital kit or specialist equipment of choice (sketchbooks, lucky pen, VGA adaptor, spare battery, etc).

Keeping Updated

Follow the hashtag #hackthecity to keep up to date with key announcements. If you get stuck, lost or delayed, you can get hold of me via @jagusti or 07968 948527.

We’re really looking forward to seeing you all this weekend. If you are joining us on Friday, please be sure to grab a Pre-Hack ticket so we know who to keep an eye out for. If you can no longer make it, please let us know – either directly or by cancelling your ticket through Eventbrite.


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