Tomorrow will see the start of Will’s World Online Hack. The opening session will take place on Google+ hangout at 1pm GMT. Most participants are in the UK but we also have someone from Spain and folks from the USA. We’re hoping you can join us but it may be a bit early for California!
If you have already registered then join us live on Google+ hangout or YouTube if you can (instructions later in this post), or checkout out the recording at a later time. If you haven’t registered to take part it’s not too late! You can still register here.
This live opening session will introduce:
The main aim of this session is to kick start the interaction and team formation! We will also be running a live check in at 5pm (GMT) which you are very welcome to join/look in on.
For the Live Launch we are using Google+ Hangouts. You can either join in via video or audio using Google+, or you can view the stream via our YouTube Channel. We will run other live sessions throughout the week, similarly, using Google+ and YouTube, but will also be available to support your fantastic hacking via Skype (WillsWorldWack), email (email@example.com), Twitter (@willsworldhack) etc.
To join in the Google+ Hangouts:
We have trialed this technology and although it sounds tricky, it’s actually pretty easy to get started with. If you have any questions please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We have scheduled at least one live session per day but if you have any comments on the timing of these or would like to see additional times added to the schedule (available from the FAQ page on the wiki or via our Google Calendar) just let us know.
Even if you are not taking part in the event itself, you can follow the development of the hack too!
We also have a hashtag for the event so look out for Shakespeare hack chatter – and add your own ideas and advice – on #willhack. You can also follow our lovely participants’ tweets via the Wills World Hack Twitter List.
For all other information about the hack – which will be added to throughout the week – please do take a look at the Will’s World Hack Wiki: http://willsworld.edina.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
If you have any feedback on the event, the format, the tools we are using, etc. then please just let us know here as a comment or through any of the channels mentioned above.