Register for the Will’s World Online Hack

The last week has been very exciting for the Will’s World team as we have been busy preparing for the Online Hack event taking place next week.  By the way, there are still a few days left to register if you fancy joining us! Taking the stage I made my YouTube stage debut in this video introducing the Will’s World project and the motivation behind the online format of the hackathon. My colleague Neil...

Join Will’s World Online Hack 5-12 Dec 2012

Are you interested in Shakespeare? Are you tempted to take part in a hackathon or know someone else who might be? Do you have a great idea for a new app? Do you want to mash your own data with ours? Then get involved in the Will’s World Online Hack! We are pleased to announce that registration for this event is now opened at http://willsworld.edina.ac.uk/wiki. This hackathon aims first to promote innovative...

Will’s World online hack survey results: Your Views!

Over the last three weeks we have been drumming up interest for our idea of an online hack event. This twist on the traditional “in person” format has exciting potential to be more flexible and make great use of social media. It seemed like a very attractive idea to us but, we wondered, what did you think? We drew up a short survey (15 questions) to capture your views, feedback and any experiences that...

Online Hack Event

Our Will’s World project is soon coming to an end. While we are busy populating the Shakespeare Registry with great data, we are keen to put this wonderful resource to good use. How can we achieve this in an unusual and fun way? How about an online hack event! The idea first came to us as we began planning a traditional hack event – something in person, overnight, possibly featuring pizza. As we started...

Asimov’s Guide to Shakespeare

We were planning to make the book chapter on Macbeth from the Asimov’s Guide to Shakespeare available for Culture Hack Scotland but unfortunately we ran out of time. Although the text for this book is readily available in PDF and other formats, there was no usable format for programmers to easily work with and mash with other content. We set out to mark up the text using a combination of automated and manual...

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