They’re not saying as much but anything can happen when you get together a bunch of smart people and tell them to just go nuts with their technology and tools and thinking with their brains and what-not…
On the other hand, maybe the first ever Science Hack Day Chicago is an opportunity for anyone with a cool idea to get help from “software developers, designers, scientists, web enthusiasts, educators, and [people] with a passion for making cool things.” The original idea comes from the eggheads at Yahoo! (do they still call themselves ‘yahooligans’?) – cities around the world participate and now we finally have an event to call our own.
Did I mention it’s free? There, I just did. A handful of speakers kick things off, there’s an hour of brainstorming to come up with great hack ideas, and then teams divide up to choose projects and get to work. There will be plenty of food and drinks, and on Sunday everyone everyone gets together to check out the hacks and award prizes to the top dogs.
They’re holding this gig at the Adler Planetarium, so that tells you it’s legit. One time I went to a science day at Mr. Beef on Orleans and I came away knowing less than when I arrived except about delicious giardiniera, about which now I am a foremost authority.
They are also rumored to throw one hell of a crazy after-party. Here’s secret footage from last year’s bacchanal:
Okay, so not really…
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