History Hackathon, October 23-25

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Humanities Writ Large

The HistoryHackathon adds a historical twist to the Hackathon concept. (A Hackathon is an event in which a group of people, traditionally computer programmers, assemble for a short time-frame and collaborate to produce creative or innovative pieces of software under a specific set of constraints.) It is a contest for undergraduate student teams researching historical documents and creating imaginative projects over a 72-hour window from October 23-25, 2015. Projects can include performances, essays, websites, infographics, lectures, podcasts, or anything we didn’t think of. A panel of experts will judge the projects and rank the top three teams.

The event is designed for teams of undergraduate students to undertake concentrated research in the Rubenstein Library, applying a variety of analytical methods to produce a self-contained product of their findings.

[Update: Here are the results.]