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== NAM Hack Day 2014 ==
 
== NAM Hack Day 2014 ==
  
We're excited to say that this year NAM is running it's very first Hack Day! In about 9 hours we're looking to prototype ideas that mix technology, data and science in new and interesting ways. Perhaps you have an idea about how to combine multiple astronomical datasets, or want to build better plotting library for researchers, or need to visualise a dataset? Whatever your interests bring your laptop, enthusiasm and ideas to the NAM Hack Day on 25th June.
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We’re excited to say that this year NAM is running it’s very first Hack Day! In just a single day we’re looking to prototype ideas that mix technology, data, science and communication in new and interesting ways. Perhaps you have an idea about how to combine multiple astronomical datasets, or want to build better plotting library for researchers ? Do you need to visualise a dataset, or do you have a brilliant and innovative idea for communicating astronomy online? Whatever your interests bring your laptop, enthusiasm and ideas to the NAM Hack Day on Wednesday 25th June.
  
 
[[File:GitHub_Logo.png|right|200px|link=http://www.github.com]]
 
[[File:GitHub_Logo.png|right|200px|link=http://www.github.com]]
 
[[File: dotlogo_black.png|right|200px|link=http://www.dotastronomy.com]]
 
[[File: dotlogo_black.png|right|200px|link=http://www.dotastronomy.com]]
  
'''Where:''' Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation - http://www.icg.port.ac.uk/ (Room ...)<br />
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'''Where:''' Park Building, University of Portsmouth (http://www.port.ac.uk/maps-and-directions/)<br />
 
'''When:''' Wednesday 25th June, 9am - 5pm<br />
 
'''When:''' Wednesday 25th June, 9am - 5pm<br />
 
'''What:''' Hacking on datasets, astronomy, publishing?<br />
 
'''What:''' Hacking on datasets, astronomy, publishing?<br />
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| 9h00 || Pre-hack socialising (coffee/juice TBD)
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| 09:00 || Arrivals/coffee/snacks 
 
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| 9h30 || Participants present a brief pitch of their hack ideas
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| 09:15 || Welcome talk 
 
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| 9h45 || Identify collaborators/projects and start hacking
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| 09:30 || 60 second pitches - participants present their idea in 60 seconds (or less)
 
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| 13h00 || Lunch + status updates from hack projects
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| 10:00 || Hacking begins!
 
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| 13h30 || Hacking continues
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| 13:00 || Lunch and 60 second updates from hack teams
 
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| 16h30 || Presentation of results
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| 16:30 || Presentation of results
 
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|       || Post-hack socialising
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| 17:00  || Post-hack socialising (pub?)
 
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Note: participants are free to jump in and out of the hack day and to switch projects. There are no obligations!
 
Note: participants are free to jump in and out of the hack day and to switch projects. There are no obligations!
  
== OK I'm in. Now what? ==
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== The Hacks! ==
  
Good! Go and and fill in [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12EySCO6oY-DjGGoheTPAcdW5ylmh0pXFSNFpMVYpwSs/viewform this Google form] to register your interest.
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''Add your hacks here by requesting an account on this Wiki from edward.edmondson@port.ac.uk and add your summary and links here. Images, repos, live demos are all encouraged!''
  
Then create an account on this Wiki and add your ideas and useful datasets to the [[Hack Day Ideas]] page.
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'''Cup Orrery (or how I learned to stop coding and love making an exoplanet detector with littleBits)''' by Edward Gomez and Robert Simpson
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[[File:IMG_2376.jpg]]
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Made of two parts. First, a littleBits orrey consisting of an LED 'star' and rotating cup planet system. Then a light sensor attached to a digital readout and an optional sound readout too.
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Blog post to follow soon - will put link here.
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'''Slicing and dicing the UK''', by Kyle Willett (and suggested by Geert Barentsen) - Voronoi-tessellated maps of the US and UK by astronomy degree-granting institutions and local astronomy clubs. Made with some text scraping and rendered in d3. Full post and code to follow.
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[[File:voronoi_us.png|300px]] [[File:voronoi_uk.png|200px]]

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