Date(s) - 10/11/2017
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


3910 15th Ave NE
Seattle WA

Join us for our October Data Science Studies session!

What the Hack? Reflecting on Hacking and Hackweeks in Academia

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 2:30-3:30 pm

eScience Institute, WRF Data Science Studio, Physics/Astronomy Tower (PAT), 6th Floor, Meeting Room

This session will bring together organizers, participants, and researchers of hacking and hacking events in academia for a conversation with the data science studies community. We will consider the emerging genre of intensive time-bounded events in academia and the expectations, norms, and implications of the distinct ways of working and learning across different fields.

In particular, the eScience Institute hosts several “Hack Weeks”, including AstroHackWeek, NeuroHackWeek, and GeoHackWeek, which provide an important space for training, research, and community building in data science across these fields. Organizers from these events will be present to share perspectives from different fields and what they have learned, including Jake Vanderplas, Ariel Rokem, and Catherine Kuhn, along with others. We will also present ethnographic research about these events from the data science ethnography team.

Come join us and learn more about hacking in academia, or consider how this approach might be adapted for other fields, or share your own experiences at these events.  Please share with others in your community that may be interested!