We are just one week away from Think Up’s Make A Scape Hackathon!
On 2nd March, at Fablab London, we’ll be joined by students, lecturers and designers to propose, develop and test creative ways of using Make A Scape in a university context. By definition a Hackathon is an intensively collaborative event where programmers, developers, designers and project managers come together to develop software. Our focus is educational so we’ll be adding students and academics to the mix, and challenging them to see how far they can push the boundaries of our Make A Scape app for educational outcomes. There is also a chance our friends at the University of Texas will drop by via satellite link.
Next week’s hack will be building on the first Make A Scape workshop we ran with the University of Manchester in November 2015. This event saw students experimenting and giving feedback on the app, as well as creating learning activities. The ideas proposed, at our coming hackathon, will be developed collaboratively within teams and put to the test during the event. As a key outcome we will collate developed concepts, and credit their creators, through publishing a free Lecturer’s Guide to Make A Scape. This guide will support universities as to how to use Make A Scape as a tool in the lecture hall. It will also inform the Make A Scape University partnerships we are developing – more on that later in the year.
Like all good brainstorms the hackathon will be washed down with free beer and pizza. There are still a few places left so follow the link here if you are interested to join in.