We were very excited to have kicked off Girl Geek’s 10th Birthday year with a hands-on workshop on data hacking from the team at Bath:Hacked.
There was a drinks reception from 6.30pm to catch up with fellow Girl Geeks and welcome new faces to the group. Followed by a presentation, dinner and a hands-on workshop.
Knowing how to glean useful insights from data is becoming an increasingly important skill to have. Leigh Dodds from the Open Data Institute, who also plays an instrumental role in Bath:Hacked events, delivered a presentation and practical workshop on ‘hacking data’ to give us a taster of what’s involved in a typical ‘hack’, the skills involved and how to get started.
The one day event is a community focused conference for Ruby developers of all skill levels. There will be talks from some of the Ruby community’s favourite speakers from around the world, including Linda Liukas, founder of Rails Girls and Saron Yitbarek, founder of CodeNewbie.
The conference will take place in Bath’s Assembly Rooms on Friday 13th March and, since we’re running it as a non-profit event, tickets are just £99 + VAT with 10% of sales being donated to Shelter. Please visit the website for more details, including our Code of Conduct and accessibility statement.
Bath Girl Geeks joined the amazing team at Bath Hacked for their weekend Hack Event on 1st and 2nd November 2014.
The Hack used open data available from the local authority as a basis for the weird and wonderful creations of the weekend! Including Eat a Food for when you cannot decide what to eat in the beautiful city of Bath!
For many of us it was our first Hack, whilst others dove straight in with their developer and coding skills. It was an amazing opportunity for us Girl Geeks to learn more about hacking open data and the end-to-end process of building an application for easy consumption of data.