Hackathon Proposals

Instructions for Submitting Hackathon Proposals

Hackathon proposals should focus on a single technical or conceptual problem set. A proposal should briefly describe the relevance of the topic to the preservation community and what outcome the organizers anticipate. Hackathons are intended as long-running events, with a full day kick-off on the first iPRES day and with regular gatherings during the conference. The individual organizers are responsible for the structure and schedule of each hackathon. Each hackathon team should prepare a short presentation (3-5 minutes) to present their work during the iPRES closing session.

The hackathon is an attempt to experiment and work for an intense period of time on a specific challenge. Framed as an in-depth and extended version of a workshop, as part of iPRES we want to give space throughout the conference to rethink, retool, or develop new methods and tools. In this sense the hackathon is a hands on experiment in collaborative learning.

In case we receive multiple proposals around the same topic or experiment we would like to open the conversation between proposals to see whether they can be merged or bridged.

Some criteria need to be taken into account:

  • The number of organizers should be between 2 and 3;
  • organizers should be experienced in the topic or tool in such a way that they can explain and help set up the necessary technology;
  • the proposal should consist of a focused topic, a clear structure and a (set of) aims to achieve during iPRES;
  • in addition, the proposal should describe how the hackathon’s process and result will engage the larger community at iPres 2019.
  • Template: For all submissions authors have to use the iPRES 2019 templates
  • Submission format: Save submission to format of the template.
  • Submission upload: Upload your submission in pdf-format to Easy Chair. During the EasyChair submission process, the following selections must be made:
    • Type of submission: Select Hackathon
    • Conference Theme(s) Addressed: Choose one or more relevant terms from the Call for Contributions:
      • Collaboration: a Necessity, an Opportunity or a Luxury?
      • Designing and Delivering Sustainable Digital Preservation
      • Exploring New Horizons
      • Building Capacity, Capability and Community
      • The Cutting Edge: Technical Infrastructure and Implementation
  • Further Instructions: ¬†Follow the instructions given in the template to make sure all relevant information is available for the review process.