First Springer Nature SciGraph Hack Day "Linked Open Data in Action"
On June 23rd 2017, we hosted our first ever Springer Nature SciGraph Hack Day "Linked Open Data in Action" in London. And what can we say? It was a very successful first SN SciGraph Hack Day, and we are convinced that this was just the prelude for many similar events to come.
Why did we host a SN SciGraph Hack Day?
Our motivation was to engage with the Linked Data researcher community, encourage developers to build cool tools with our data offering and position ourselves as Open Data research publisher. We also wanted to gather first-hand feedback from users of our data and bring together developers from different countries, acting as a hub.
What did you miss?
About 30 internal and external participants came together from different parts of Europe: we had hackers from the UK, Germany, Denmark and even Romania. A lot of different companies and institutes were involved and created a very productive working environment throughout the day.
In preparation for the event we had created suggestions of what do to with our Linked Open Data offering (Data Visualization, Information Retrieval, Linked Data Browsing and Predictive Analytics) which attendees used as a basis to brainstorm ideas together. Some also came with their own ideas.
At the end of this intense day, we had interesting presentations and demos covering the achievements of participants during the SN SciGraph Hack Day before heading out for a well-deserved drink at a nearby pub together.