If there’s one thing that Portland’s never short of, it’s hacks. Hack Days, Hackathons, impromptu hacks… hack hack hackity hack. And this weekend is no different with two great ways to get together with other hack minded folks: Portland Science Hack Day and the Hack Oregon Project Season Kick Off.
Portland Science Hack Day begins Friday night:
Science Hack Day is a 24 hour overnight event where anyone excited about making weird, silly or serious things with science comes together at the amazing XOXO Outpost space to see what they can prototype in 24 hours. Designers, developers, scientists and anyone who is excited about making things for science are welcome to attend – no experience in science or hacking is necessary. This is the first time a Science Hack Day has been organized in Portland!
We are really excited to have Dr. Jenny Molloy, synthentic biologist and advocate for open science, help us kick off Science Hack Day with a lightning talk. Additionally we will be welcoming attendees from the Open Hardware Summit, scientists and students from OHSU and PSU, and lots of other arts and community groups around Portland.
The Hack Oregon event will be held Sunday:
Hack Oregon opens its doors twice a year to assemble interdisciplinary focus teams of volunteers to build open-data resources on important themes in Oregon. At the Summit we’ll introduce new themes for projects and assemble teams. We won’t be coding this afternoon, but it’s a exciting space for cross-pollination between disciplines while we take the afternoon to collaborate, plan, and constructively brainstorm. Some of you will get started hacking soon, and others we’ll see later as the project cycle progresses. Everyone is welcome, and we can’t wait to meet you!