The Tech will hold hackathon on Saturday, May 5

The Tech will hold a hackathon on Saturday, May 5 in our office (W20-483) from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the goal of developing data visualizations and web apps related to the religion survey which was distributed to the MIT community over the weekend.

Storytellers, developers, web designers, and people who can offer innovative ways of describing the state of religion at MIT are all welcome.

The goal of the hackathon will be to develop presentable projects that can be displayed in a multimedia package that will be released on The Tech’s website on May 11. All work will be available over Github.

Example projects include:
* a Facebook app that looks at a user’s hometown, current town, and age and gives statistics about people in their area or age group
* a Facebook app that compares a user’s religious demographics with a prediction of their friends’ demographics based on their hometowns
* an interactive map that displays various religious metrics from the survey around parts of campus

New ideas are welcome!

Tentative Schedule:
10 a.m. – Introductions, split up into groups
10:30 a.m. – Brainstorm ideas for projects to work on during the day
5:30 p.m. – Start wrapping up
6 p.m. – Present your projects!

Food, drinks, and raffles for gift certificates will be provided throughout the day.

To register, go to http://bit.ly/techhack2012.

For more information, email onlinemedia@tech.mit.edu.

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