[Humanist] 26.419 events Hackathon; open day

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Thu Oct 25 07:44:08 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 419.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Melissa Terras <melissaterras at gmail.com>                  (29)
        Subject: Graduate Open Day in Digital Humanities (and more) at UCL

  [2]   From:    Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>               (47)
        Subject: Manchester Hackathon

        Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:52:49 +0100
        From: Melissa Terras <melissaterras at gmail.com>
        Subject: Graduate Open Day in Digital Humanities (and more) at UCL

Hi folks,

Just to let you know about the graduate open day at UCL: if you are interested in undertaking a taught or research postgraduate qualification in Digital Humanities, do pop along and talk to us then.  Thanks!


UCL Graduate Students Open Day Wednesday 21 November 2012
UCL Department of Information Studies (DIS) is a leading centre for research and professional education in librarianship, information science, archives and records management, publishing and the digital humanities.
Come along to our Faculty and Departmental Graduate Students Open Day: talk to teaching staff, visit the campus and library, hear from researchers and chat with current students. It takes place on Wednesday 21 November 2012. From 11am in Wilkins South Cloisters, Gower Street, UCL (please register at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ah/grad-open-day/ )
And from 3pm – 7pm in DIS, Foster Court, Ground Floor, UCL (for details see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dis ).
Students benefit from studying in the UK’s largest information school, at one of the world’s top 10 universities. We offer MA/MSc/Diploma programmes in Digital Humanities; Library and Information Studies; Archives and Records Management; Publishing; Electronic Communication & Publishing and Information Science.
Our teaching is built upon an international research reputation: the department hosts three research centres and two research groups: Centre for Publishing, Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH), Centre for Archives and Records Research (ICARUS), Applied Logic Group andKnowledge Organization Group. We welcome research students (MRes, MPhil and PhD) in all these areas.
Melissa M. Terras MA MSc DPhil CLTHE CITP FHEA
Co-Director, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities
Reader in Electronic Communication
Department of Information Studies
Foster Court
University College London
Gower Street
Tel: 020-7679-7206 (direct), 020-7679-7204 (dept), 020-7383-0557 (fax)
Email: m.terras at ucl.ac.uk
Web: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/melissa-terras/
Blog: http://melissaterras.blogspot.com/
General Editor, Digital Humanities Quarterly: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/

        Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:09:57 +0100
        From: Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Manchester Hackathon

Calling all hackers, coders and creative collaborators – Manchester 
needs you to shape the future of the digital city.

For the first time ever, the City of Manchester invites you to dig 
underneath its digital skin. FutureEverything, Open Data Manchester and 
Manchester City Council are looking for experts and innovators to hack, 
code, programme and experiment with the city’s sets of open data to 
build new applications and develop future services.

Utilising the open data sets from DataGM made available by Manchester 
City Council and public sector partners, participants are welcome to 
produce anything they wish - develop applications to help people find 
their way around, stay safe, discover new experiences and everything and 
anything in between. All data is released under the Open Government Licence.

Taking place at MadLab in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter on 
Saturday 17th November, the Manchester Hackathon is set to be an 
intense, productive and exciting collaboration between the brightest 
minds in software development and data processing. Entries from both 
teams and individuals are welcome, and there are cash prizes to be won 
for the best product at the end of the session, including;

         Grand Prize – £4,600*
         Best Under 21′s Creation – £600
         Best Visualisation – £600
         Best Locative Application – £600
         Developer’s Prize – £600
         Best Solution for an Identified Problem – £600

* £1000 prize & £3,600 development funding

The event is completely free to enter and open to all. Register at: 

The prizes will be selected by a panel of independent industry experts, 
including Dave Carter (MDDA) and Lou Cordwell (magneticNorth).

The Hackathon takes place on Saturday 17th November 9am – 7pm, with a 
warmup and networking session beforehand at MDDA (Lower Ground Floor, 
117-119 Portland St, Manchester, M1 6ED) on Friday 16th November 6.30 – 

The Manchester Hackathon is partially funded under the ICT Policy 
Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and 
Innovation Framework Programme by the European Community.
Professor Andrew Prescott FRHistS
Head of Department
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL
+44 (0)20 7848 2651

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