This inspired Meetups in London
The Barbican - www.barbican.org.uk, Meet us at the public space coffee area in the main hall on floor G
Golden Ln, London, GB EC1Y (map)
On Saturday 28th January we're getting together for an Open Economics Hackday a one-day gathering to build and research 'cool stuff' related to a economics (usually of a digital variety) in under 24 hours.
Meeting up in London and online, we'll be wrangling data and building apps all day. Whether you're a social scientist, student, coder or just someone with an interest there will be something for you to do: just be prepared to dive in and help build something.
Where: London (The Barbican) and Online (so you can join from anywhere in the world)
Who: Anyone! Coder, data wrangler, economists, illustrator or writer?
As with all hackdays, exactly what gets work on gets decided on the day (you can add suggestions to the etherpad). However, one particular idea, which we could become a submission to Apps4Italy, is set out below at http://openeconomics.net/hackday-january-2011/.