Springer Nature invites you to participate in our upcoming hackathon. Create new applications that help researchers advance discovery, using data visualization and mixed reality.
Join us at the Microsoft Reactor in San Francisco from November 7-9 for an opportunity to build new and innovative mixed reality applications using Springer Nature’s data and research publications.
During the Hackathon, experts from Springer Nature will support teams as they work with our unique datasets. From eBooks to journals, to research tools like SN SciGraph or APIs from Bookmetrix, Unsilo or Dimensions, we’ll provide you with the metadata behind our products and services.
Dates and Time:
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 5:00 PM PST
Friday November 9, 2018 6:00 PM PST
680 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
We believe the future holds many exciting possibilities for scientific data, beyond the published page. Previous Springer Nature Hack Days have explored challenges in discovery, research data and analytics. This event in our series takes a more visual approach, inspired by advances in Mixed Reality technologies. From creating virtual science labs, to enhancing the reading experience, to interacting in real time with charts and diagrams - help shape the way we use scientific data by advancing discovery and improving research with applications that have never been thought of before. Participants will have access to billions of data points across scientific, technical, and medical publishing with applications across disciplines.
Prizes & Perks
Members of the winning team will each receive a Windows Mixed Reality Headset and an Amazon Gift Card. The winning team will also have the chance to pitch their concept to Springer Nature and win a partnership.
This event is completely free and will be held at the Microsoft Reactor in downtown San Francisco. We will provide food, drinks and snacks throughout the event. Participants will have access to HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality Headsets during the event, on loan from the Reactor (quantities are limited); mentors will be available to guide you in using these technologies. You’ll be able to network with developers and designers, and data experts from Springer Nature and other cooperating companies, and help shape the future of research data visualization, in a multidisciplinary environment.
Who should participate
Creative minds across the board are encouraged to participate -- including (but not limited to): Developers, Designers, UX Experts, PhDs, University Students, Corporate and Academic Librarians, Knowledge Managers, Corporate Researchers, Product Designers, Data Visionaries, Evangelists.
Limited space - free tickets
Save the date and register for the Springer Nature Hackathon now! Space is limited and tickets are free. We look forward to meeting you!