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Science Hack Day Coming This November

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Science Hack Day is a science hacker's dream.

Do you have a science idea you'd like to explore, tinker on and develop among a group of peers? If so, Science Hack Day is the event for you. From November 13 – 14 the Institute For The Future in Palo Alto will be hosting a smorgasboard of science and technology enthusiasts who are coming together for two fast and furious days of idea development and prototype creation.

Science Hack Day originated in London and has hopped the pond to San Francisco. There's a great team of sixteen science enthusiasts working on making this a huge success including Kishore Hari (UCSF), Ariel Waldman (Spacehack.org), Tantek Çelik (Microformats.org + Mozilla) and Kirsten “Dr. Kiki” Sanford (This Week In Science).

So who should attend this event? Here's what Science Hack Day's website has to say about that:

Science Hack Day is for anyone with an interest in bringing science and technology together (from dabbling with APIs/datasets/interface design to biotech experiments and prototyping near-space payloads). If you’re a coder, designer, scientist, citizen scientist, hacker or just an enthusiastic person with good ideas, Science Hack Day is for you.

Well that convinced me! I'll be attending, hacking and reporting on the event. And you should come too! You can sign up here.

If you're looking for inspiration, or would like to know what projects attendees have expressed interest in doing, check out the Science Hack Day wiki.

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Laura is a marketer by day and nerd by night. She's the Chief Nerd Herder for Dorkbyte, a blog devoted to art, technology and science. She's been named one of the most engaging women to speak about technology and has been featured on The Setup. A member of Noisebridge, she is working on two robotics challenges, leading a puzzle team that competes in a variety of puzzle challenges throughout the US and monkeys around on ham amateur radio. She loves astronomy, Making and hardware hacking. She was most recently involved in teaching hardware circuitry at Maker Faire.Laura has executed marketing strategies and campaigns for tech startups in the Bay Area. Her work with social media has been inducted into the Viral Marketing Hall of Fame.