Hack FSM

ThumbnailThumbnailTake part in a hackathon in honor of the Free Speech Movement’s 50th anniversary! Students will design a new interface and research tools for the Free Speech Movement Digital Archive at UC Berkeley’s Bancroft Library and Digital Humanities @ Berkeley.

With a 1st place prize of one 11-inch MacBook Air per team member (retail value $999, up to 4 per team), and a second place prize of one 16 GB wi-fi iPad mini per team member (retail value $299, up to 4 per team), you won’t want to miss out!

Registration is limited to UC Berkeley students (undergrad or grad). To encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration, teams of four must comprise at least one CS student and one student from the Arts & Humanities division or the History department.

Kick-off and team formation will take place on April 1st, 4 PM – 7 PM. Entries will be judged on April 12th, 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM. While a hackathon lasting several days is a bit unusual, we are using a longer timeframe to encourage participation and collaboration from people with a variety of backgrounds, such as first-timers who would otherwise be intimidated by the hackathon format.

More information on the hackathon can be found at:
http://digitalhumanities.berkeley.edu/hackfsm