Springer Nature Hack Day: Advancing discovery with published research data

29th November 2017, The Stables, London

All those interested in building and using tools to advance knowledge discovery, data sharing and reuse are invited to attend the second Springer Nature hack day. 

When and where will the event take place?

Date: 29 November 2017

Time: 9.00 am - 18.00 pm

Location: Springer Nature Campus, The Stables, London 
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Register now and make sure to save the date and time in your calendar. The registration deadline is 22 November 2017.

What can you expect from the Springer Nature Hack Day?

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Help develop new applications that use data and metadata produced in scholarly research
  • Infer new research insights from published data
  • Engage with software developers and international researchers
  • Connect with the Springer Nature product, technical and research data teams
  • Provide feedback on usability of publisher and repository datasets
  • Access Springer Nature content to test and develop their tools
  • Explore and enable research data sharing and reuse

Read this blog post about what to expect from the Springer Nature Hack Day by Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, Head of Data Publishing Springer Nature.

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Why should I participate?

Advancing knowledge discovery is one of the key challenges the global research community faces today. Participating in the Springer Nature Hack Day is a great opportunity for you to engage with dedicated developers from around the globe, but also to meet our Springer Nature staff. We are curious to see which ideas and themes you would like to work on and how our data can support you in achieving your goals. Register for the Springer Nature Hack Day and join us in London.

- Henning Schoenenberger, Director Product Data & Metadata Management,  Springer Nature

What is the scope of the event?

Participants will be encouraged to explore ways to combine and mine existing publication-related datasets and metadata with external knowledge structures.

Building on the success of the last Springer Nature SciGraph Hack Day, participating teams will be encouraged to focus their efforts on three main areas:

  • Data linking
  • Data visualisation
  • Data curation

Data sources will include:

  • Springer Nature SciGraph data sets
  • Research data repositories,  related registries and databases
  • Bibliographic databases, and scholarly publishers' full text sources
  • Research data and published article metadata from CrossRef and DataCite

Participants are also welcome to propose themes, challenges and data sources ahead of the event.
Teams can be created beforehand, or on the day.

Infographic: Benefits of Open Research Data

Infographic: Benefits of Open Research Data

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

9 am
Reception with coffee and breakfast sandwiches
9.30 – 9.40 am
Welcome by Henning Schoenenberger
9.40 – 10.00 am
Springer Nature’s Research data vision by Grace Baynes
10.00 – 10.30 am
Overview of data and content sources by Michele Pasin & Tomas Ramanauskas
10.30 – 11.00 am
Present ideas and use cases to work on and to create working tracks by Iain Hrynaszkiewicz
11.00 am – 5.00 pm
6 hours hack sprint (food and drinks served throughout the event)
5.00 - 5.45 pm
Presentation of results by Henning Schoenenberger – followed by award ceremony
5.45 - 6.00 pm
Lessons learned & wrap up by Grace Baynes
6 pm-open end
Social event: let’s grab a drink @ a pub

Good to know

  • Lunch, drinks and a stable internet connection will be provided. 
  • Book some extra time on Friday evening after the official end of the event: We will invite you to join us for a beer in of the nearby pubs.
  • Venue: Springer Nature campus, The Stables Auditorium, 2 Trematon Walk, London N1 9FN, UK (View in Google Maps)

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