What is a hack?
A hackathon is best described as an invention marathon where participants work together in teams to create prototype projects to solve a specific challenge. Participants collaborate and share skills, learn new things and have an awesome time!
All skill levels are very welcome.
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Isn't hacking bad?
Who is this event for?
Who owns the projects?
What shall I bring?
Is there a Code of Conduct?
Do you have an archive you’d like to share with our hackers?Get in touch if you have an archive related to Birmingham that you’d like to bring to the hack.
The more we have to share with our participants, the better the prototypes. Of course your archive will remain your property, but by widening access, even if only for a day, you will contribute to a great event and perhaps walk away with new ideas, partners and champions for what you do.
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Testimonials from Hack the Archive
“The whole series of events were amazing and gave me a new thought process regarding the artwork in the gallery. It made me find myself in pieces that didn’t look like me.”