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Hackathon: Program Or Be Programmed. DataFest18 Fringe event

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38 Castle Terrace

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This will be a hands-on session building working technologies, and developing innovative scenarios and use-cases for low-cost, location-based products and services.

Run by James Stevens of SPC, Deptford, London & Mark Gaved of the Open University. Materials will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring extra materials, a suggested list will be provided.The hackathon will use MAZI project DIY WiFi networking technologies and toolkits based on Raspberry Pi.

Part 1 of the 2 part event: Program Or Be Programmed: The implications of small data, local context and “Do-It-Yourself” technologies. Presented as part of the DataFest18 Fringe Events

Event web page: https://www.datafest.global/events-feed/2017/12/20/program-or-be-programmed-the-implications-of-small-data-local-context-and-do-it-yourself-technologies

Presented by the EU H2020 funded MAZI project (Developing a DIY networking toolkit for location-based collective awareness http://www.mazizone.eu), the event will present an alternative view on data technology, focusing on “small” data, citizen empowerment and grassroots action. The MAZI project is a three year project investigating the uses of low-cost community WiFi networks and the software services that can be built with them. MAZI is working on four pilot studies, in Berlin, debating rights to the city; in London, helping marginalised communities find a voice when faced with gentrification; in Zurich, encouraging democratic participation; and in Greece, exploring how artists can help local communities reflect on their situation.

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