24 Hours of Awesome: Science Hack Day Portland

*

See this talk at Open Source Bridge 2017! Register today!

Accepted Session
Short Form
Beginner
Scheduled: Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 2:30 – 3:15pm

Excerpt

Science Hack Day is a free-to-attend, open-source, worldwide, volunteer-organized event aimed at bringing together scientists, developers, engineers, students, and anyone else passionate or curious about science. The goal is simple: in 24 hours form a team and make something (fun, useful, nonsensical, anything!) with science. Hear from the organizers of the first Science Hack Day in Portland on how it was put together, just how awesome it was, and how open (science, source, hardware, web) played a vital part.

Description

Science Hack Day was first conceived in 2010 out of a desire to increase public utilization of widely available open scientific data. It is now a worldwide event that anyone can organize in their own city using an open set of guidelines. By 2015, 50 Science Hack Days had been hosted in 19 different countries and just one year later Portland got its first taste.

On October 7th & 8th 2016, over a hundred people gathered to hear lightning talks by leaders in open science, data, web, and hardware and get inspired to start their projects. In one day scientists learned to solder a DNA lamp, designers learned to program a belligerent bat, engineers helped put together a microinjector for scientific research, all just to name a few projects! In this talk we’ll share our experiences in organizing this kind of event, what it was like, what we learned, and what’s next for Science Hack Day Portland. You can also learn how to host a Science Hack Day in your own city, or get involved right here in Portland!

Tags

science, open science, community, hack, hackathon, open hardware, open web

Speaking experience

Jessica gave the opening talk for Science Hack Day Portland, and has experience leading laboratories and workshops in science and bioinformatics to students from middle school to college undergraduates.

Speakers

  • Turrialba

    Biography

    I am a microbial ecologist by trade with a focus in bioinformatics and a passion for open science and education.

    Sessions

      • Title: 24 Hours of Awesome: Science Hack Day Portland
      • Track: Culture
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Science Hack Day is a free-to-attend, open-source, worldwide, volunteer-organized event aimed at bringing together scientists, developers, engineers, students, and anyone else passionate or curious about science. The goal is simple: in 24 hours form a team and make something (fun, useful, nonsensical, anything!) with science. Hear from the organizers of the first Science Hack Day in Portland on how it was put together, just how awesome it was, and how open (science, source, hardware, web) played a vital part.

      • Speakers: Jessica Hardwicke, Lilly Winfree
  • Biography

    Lilly has her PhD in neuroscience from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She is a science and data analyst with the Ontology Development Group at OHSU and a member of the Monarch Initiative.

    Sessions

      • Title: 24 Hours of Awesome: Science Hack Day Portland
      • Track: Culture
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Science Hack Day is a free-to-attend, open-source, worldwide, volunteer-organized event aimed at bringing together scientists, developers, engineers, students, and anyone else passionate or curious about science. The goal is simple: in 24 hours form a team and make something (fun, useful, nonsensical, anything!) with science. Hear from the organizers of the first Science Hack Day in Portland on how it was put together, just how awesome it was, and how open (science, source, hardware, web) played a vital part.

      • Speakers: Jessica Hardwicke, Lilly Winfree