Will's World online hack
Date: Wednesday 5 - Wednesday 12 December 2012
Are you interested in Shakespeare? Are you tempted to take part in a hackathon or know someone else who might be? Do you have a great idea for a new app? Do you want to mash your own data with ours? Then get involved in the Will's World Online Hack event
The idea behind the hack
Over the last few months, a prototype for the Shakespeare Registry has been built as part of the Will’s World project collecting metadata describing some great resources. To encourage further innovative use of this data, we are organising a week-long online hack event between December, 5th and 12th.
This event will be entirely online to provide increased flexibility and many advantages. There is no need to travel, no limits on the number of participants or venue size, participants work when it suits them during the day, lunch time, evening or weekend, they can schedule their participation around their other commitments and used their familiar setup. Ensuring excellent communication will be a key challenge that the use of social media technologies will help us achieve. This appealing new concept, together with the well loved focus on Shakespeare and great material, promises to make for an exciting event.
Feedback on the feasibility survey proposing this format is available here
Register for free to take part in this hack here
Futher Information on the project:
Will’s World is a JISC Discovery project in which EDINA aims to demonstrate the value and principles of aggregation as a tactic. The concept behind this project is that assembling online data sources relating to one topic will add value and improve the discoverability of these resources; making it easier for developers and service providers to build services and ultimately providing an easier access for all to the data itself and enriched content based on it.
Will’s World applies this concept to the world of William Shakespeare. Our project is designing, building and populating a Shakespeare Registry of metadata of digital resources relating to Shakespeare, covering anything from its work and live, to modern performance, interpretation or geographical and historical contextual information.