Last weekend I was part of the first UK Science Hack Day. Strangely it lasts a whole weekend, but the ‘day’ aspect refers to a 24 hour hack session. We were hosted by The Guardian newspaper in London (where many people also ended up sleeping there too!). The interesting aspect of the weekend was undoubtably the people; science academics who were keen on coding mixed with computer coders who were keen on science to work on joint projects.
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