Join us this Saturday, September 23 @ 10:30am PT for our Experiments Day Hackathon
It’s almost that time again — October 11 — the day the Internet Archive invites you to celebrate another year of preserving our cultural heritage and the progress our community has made towards building tools that facilitate universal access to all knowledge.
Making these collections as discoverable and accessible as possible is a huge task, and we need your help! It’s often our community members who bring our items to life.
Now’s your chance!
Champions of open-access, unite: This Saturday, September 23 @ 10:30am PT, join us in person at the Internet Archive HQ or joins us remotely online for an Experiments Day Hackathon; a day of camaraderie and civic action fuelled by fresh ground coffee and abundant amounts of pizza.
Let’s team up to prototype experimental interfaces, remix content, and build tools to make knowledge more accessible to those who need it most.
What experiments would you craft with 2M hours or tv news, 5B archived images, 3M books, and petabytes of free storage? Proposed themes include #decentralization, #accessibility, #books, #scholarly-papers, #annotations.
We’ve helped backup over 2M hours of television news, hundreds of billions of webpages through time, audio for tens of thousands of live music concerts and 78rpms, and have helped digitize and lend millions of public domain and modern books. The breadth, archival quality, and uniqueness of our collections make the Internet Archive a rich terrain for experimentation and hacking. Many of our top engineers will be on hand to guide you through the APIs to build with.
Then, be sure to come back on October 11 for our annual celebration, where many of our experiments will be on display!
Join our chat: https://gitter.im/ArchiveExperiments/Lobby
Schedule + more event details: https://experiments.archivelab.org/hackathon
Watch remotely: https://archive.org/details/archive-experiments-hackathon-2017
thank you very much for your great work.
Looking forward to hear what came out of it. Great initiative!