On Saturday, New York astronomy geeks will convene at the offices of bit.ly for the first .Astronomy Hack Day! We do hack days as part of the main .Astronomy events and people have often asked us to do hack days outside of the main conference series. So when August Muench began saying he’d like to run such a thing in NYC it was very exciting.
You can still sign up on Eventbrite (although you may be added to a waiting list at this point – the plan is to widen the event and then let the waiting list in.) If you’re part of the geek elite of astronomy then I highly recommend going along. It’s just for the day and just for fun.
Go and make something, create. Share ideas, and meet the astro geeks in your area. I know so many projects and working relationships that have come from Hack Days of all kinds – they can be really productive events.
I wish I could be there, but I can’t. So I’ll just have to rely on you all to go and make this .Astronomy Hack Day awesome. I’m really looking forward to seeing what comes out of it.