What is a hack day? It is a time to experiment and to create things (both physical and virtual). It is an open forum: bring your own project or come to see and help with other people’s projects. For example, you might bring an item to hack (toys, VCR, etc.), or a software or hardware project you’ve been working on. We generally have a few Arduinos and electronic bits for people to play with.
Hack Days were developed for the Queen Mary University community. There was a need for a space for people to work together or at least near each other. PhD work can be isolating. Hack Days are an opportunity to play with something new or get support for current work. It is mainly attended by Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Department. All departments are invited and we aim that Hack Days grow and cross disciplines and expertise.
Hack Days is intended to be a loose forum. There will typically be some type of tutorials/demos during the session. It is also a dedicated time to come and work on a project or try something new. Pollie Barden and Andrew Mcpherson facilitate Hack Days. In the spirit of the DIY culture anyone can organize a Hack Day.