Video from Science Hack Day SF 2013:
What is Science Hack Day?
Science Hack Day is a 48-hour-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.
Who is organizing Science Hack Day Accra?
iSpace will be the local host for Science Hack Day Accra, on August 15th – 16th, 2015. The iSpace Foundation is a coworking tech hub for startups, innovators, social entrepreneurs, creators, developers, technologists, designers and change makers in Accra, Ghana. Founded in 2013, iSpace fills an incredible gap in the ecosystem by providing an open environment where community, talent, management, entrepreneurship, business mentorship and research meet to join forces and innovate, while facilitating the connection of great minds, ideas and talent.
iSpace provides members and the community at large with a state of the art co-working facility in the center of Accra. We offer our members a working space, high-speed Internet, mentorship opportunities, free access to iSpace events and trainings, resources and links to seed capital at an affordable rate. The impact of growth of an ecosystem happens when Resources, Connections and Training are provided.