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[BOAI] Webcast Invitation: Demystifying Hackathons with Brian Glanz Aug. 6
From: Andrea Higginbotham <andrea AT arl.org>
Tools for Open Access Advocacy: Demystifying Hackathons Another free SPARC online event Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 12:00 - 1:00PM EDT (use helpful time converter: http://bit.ly/1bSErJ6) Registration is free, but required. Please RSVP by August 1st at: ↵ http://sparc2.arl.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=120 This webcast requires both a phone dial-in and an Internet connection. Does the very word “Hackathon” have you crawling to the nearest corner, with ↵ visions of computer code dancing in your head? Have you ever wondered what ↵ exactly they are, and why you should care? Hackathons can be a great tool, ↵ bringing together groups of people to complete a set goal using the combination ↵ of their skills – computer-based and otherwise. They are not just for the ↵ technologists – your individual expertise can be a vital part of a “hack.” Open ↵ Access Week is now just around the corner (October 21-27) and a Hackathon is a ↵ great way to stir interest, involvement, and possibly create finished projects ↵ using Open Access content. Our guest speaker, Brian Glanz, is the founder of the Open Science Federation ↵ and co-founder of the American chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation. With ↵ both organizations, Brian has lots of experience participating in and deploying ↵ Hackathons where Open Access content played a critical part. For two recent ↵ examples, he points to the over 100 events associated with ↵ http://hackforchange.org in June, and July’s http://hack4ac.com in the ↵ scholarly publishing community. Brian will fully explain what Hackathons are, how you deploy them, and why we ↵ in the library community should be participating in and utilizing them. To accommodate interest in every time zone, this 1-hour event will be recorded ↵ and available on our website shortly afterwards. Please join us for a lively and interactive discussion. SPARC’s Executive ↵ Director, Heather Joseph, will be moderating questions during the webcast. Feel ↵ free to post preliminary comments and questions for Brian on the OA Week ↵ Website (http://www.openaccessweek.org/profiles/blogs/hackwebcastquestions). For additional information, contact SPARC’s Communication’s Manager, Andrea ↵ Higginbotham at andrea [at] arl [dot] org. And make sure to join Open Access Week Events at www.openaccessweek.org. Best, Andrea Andrea Brusca Higginbotham Communications Manager, SPARC 21 Dupont Circle, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 296-2296 ext 121 andrea AT arl.org www.arl.org/sparc Open Access Week 2013 October 21-27 http://www.openaccessweek.org/
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