What is Science Hack Day?
Science Hack Day is a 2-day-all-night event where anyone excited about making weird, silly or serious things with science comes together in the same physical space to see what they can prototype within 24 consecutive hours. Designers, developers, scientists and anyone who is excited about making things with science are welcome to attend – no experience in science or hacking is necessary, just an insatiable curiosity.
The mission of Science Hack Day is to get excited and make things with science! People organically form multidisciplinary teams over the course of a weekend: particle physicists team up with designers, marketers join forces with open source rocket scientists, writers collaborate with molecular biologists, and developers partner with school kids. By collaborating on focused tasks during this short period, small groups of hackers are capable of producing remarkable results.
What’s a Hack?
A hack is a quick solution to a problem – maybe not the most elegant solution, but often the cleverest. On the web, mashups are a common example of hacking: mixing up data from different sources in new and interesting ways.
Does Science Hack Day SF have a code of conduct?
Yes! Science Hack Day SF is an inclusive event based on treating all individuals respectfully, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or software preferences. So please don’t be nasty or mean. Be nice. Be considerate. Be civil. It’s easy.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the Science Hack Day SF organizing team. They will be clearly visible, wearing either a lab coat or T-shirt with the Science Hack Day logo. Or if you spot me, Ariel Waldman (I’ll be the one introducing the event on Saturday morning), please don’t hesitate to grab me. If you can’t immediately spot me or a Science Hack Day volunteer, please speak to a member of the venue staff/security and they’ll be able to get hold of me quickly.
If you require any further clarification of these terms please get in touch.
What about intellectual property?
All sponsors of Science Hack Day SF acknowledge and agree that they are merely providing sponsorship for Science Hack Day event and have no claim of right or interest in any copyrightable material, notes, records, drawings, designs, inventions, improvements, developments, discoveries, and trade secrets conceived, made, or discovered by Science Hack Day attendees, solely or in collaboration with others in conjunction with the event(s) sponsored. Furthermore, Ariel Waldman, Science Hack Day event organizers and Science Hack Day volunteers acknowledge and agree they have no claim of right or interest in any copyrightable material, notes, records, drawings, designs, inventions, improvements, developments, discoveries, and trade secrets conceived, made, or discovered by Science Hack Day attendees, solely or in collaboration with others in conjunction with the event.
Do I need to register?
You must be registered under your own name to attend the event – we do not allow drop-ins, we do not allow holding multiple tickets under your name, and tickets are non-transferrable.