Here’s a hackathon with a twist: A hack on a presidential debate *before* it’s held.
Analyze the debates, using whatever tools, data, or social media you want to use. We will make video/audio and transcripts available. Successful entries could be used by Boston.com or BostonGlobe.com, to analyze the fourth and final debate.
We are hacking before the fourth debate, so we’ll have raw material from the first three. Ideally the hacks can be implemented for the fourth and final debate.
Details: Material from the first three debates will be available before the hack starts. (The first three debates will be held: Oct. 3, Oct. 11, Oct. 16; all are from 9-10:30 p.m.)
Winners: Winners will be picked by a panel of judges.
Sponsors: The Boston Globe, the MIT Media Lab, & Hacks/Hackers Boston.
Who’s invited: Anyone who wants to hack
Where: The MIT Media Lab (E14-525), 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA.
When: Friday, Oct 19 (7-11 pm) Saturday, Oct. 20 (9-5 pm)
Cost: Free, but need to RSVP on the Hacks/Hackers Boston site. http://meetupbos.hackshackers.com/
Refreshments: Of course! Pizza, coffee, soda. Not fancy, but there will be enough caffeine and calories for all. ;-)
Transportation/parking: Some on-street available (especially on Saturday); Kendall/MIT stop on the Red Line.