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

This post is the fifth and final 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 , the third post at the format of the event and the fourth post at how things unfold during the hack. In this last post we look back over the hack and reflect on the experience. All’s Well That Ends...

Shakespeare Through The Ages

In December I took part in the Will’s World hack organised by EDINA. I was involved with the collection of the data and so had a pretty good idea of what the registry contained but it was still challenging to come up with a novel way of exploiting this information. My first thought was to process the marked-up play texts and add links to any relevant content in the registry. This way I’d be using the two...

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...

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