Report on the Will’s World Online Hack Event (Part 4/5) – Hacking

This post is the fourth part of our reflections on the organisation of an online hack for the Will’s World project.  The first post looked at the planning, the second post at the promotion  and the third post at the format of the event. Today’s post focuses on what happened during the hack – how we communicated, what hacking took place and what excited our judges… Communication A lot of...

Report on the Will’s World Online Hack Event (Part 3/5) – Event

Ready, steady, hack! This post is the third part of our reflections on the organisation of an online hack for the Will’s World project. The first post looked at the planning and the second post at the promotion for the event. After 8 weeks of planning and much anticipation, the launch day of Will’s World Online hack finally arrived! Format and hangouts The format selected was a week-long event starting with a...

Report on the Will’s World Online Hack Event (Part 2/5) – Promoting

This post is the second part of our reflections on the organisation of an online hack for the Will’s World project. Following a first post on planning the event, we are now looking at the event promotion. Wiki We used MediaWiki to setup the Will’s World Online hack wiki prior announcing the event. MediaWiki was chosen as a tool because it is easy to install, maintain and used and the team had prior...

Report on the Will’s World Online Hack Event (Part 1/5) – Planning

It’s been a couple of months since the Will’s World Hack and we wanted to reflect on the process of planning and running the Hack. We’ve decided to split our thoughts into five posts which we will be sharing over the next week or so. We would love your feedback, ideas and reflections on the Hack and on our reflections here so please do leave us comments or any questions. Why a Hack? The idea of an...

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