By York University Libraries
Date: February 22nd – 23rd 2017
Time: 9:00am Feb 22nd – 5:00pm Feb 23rd
Location: Steacie Science and Engineering Library.
Do you love crunching data? Creating breathtaking visualization? Or do want to learn how to do those things? Do you have a brilliant business involving data idea but you are not sure how to build it? Do you think that there’s some wisdom hidden in someone else’s data that can help us understand the world better? Are you a go-getter who will hack your way to your goals?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, we invite you to participate in the Third Steacie Library Hackfest!
What is a Hackfest? If you haven’t been to one, it is about spending two days collaborating with your fellow students on a particular project, and bringing the project to reality! Students from disciplines such as Computer Science and Engineering, Fine Arts, Business, Digital Media, and Health will work together to share ideas and create solutions.
If you want to gain experience bringing an idea to life, or just want to participate in a fun collaborative environment, mark your calendar for the Annual Steacie Library Hackfest supported by LaunchYU, on February 22nd-23rd, 2017. We look forward to seeing you there!
Breakfast, lunch, and caffeine provided!
If you have any concerns or to update us on your attendance,
please use our contact form below.
Below are some resources, which might aid you in your project.
Vassilios received his Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in 2001, and joined York University in the fall of the same year. He is interested in software engineering, in particular software maintenance, reverse engineering and software clustering.
As a commercialization manager at MaRS Innovation, Hassan divides his time between projects located in York University’s Innovation York office and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s Technology Transfer office, located in the Sunnybrook Research Institute.
James “Jim” Freemantle (BSc Physics Waterloo, MSc Physics York University), is the York University Project Manager for the OSIRIS-REx Lidar Altimeter (OLA) Science Support Team on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. Before OLA he was the Project Manager for the Canadian Met Sensor on board the Phoenix Mars Lander. Jim has had a long career using remote sensing to monitor environmental change. When not chasing down the OLA team for project reports and deliverables, Jim enjoys pounding the pavement as a long distance runner.
Taha is a web developer, and a lifelong nutella enthusiast. He’s also a Microsoft Student Partner with a focus on Infrastructure, Cloud and Developer Tools. A lot of his time is spent talking to other developers, particularly students, and mentoring them at various Hackathons.
Mona Elayyan currently works at York University, Scott Library Reference as a the Environmental Studies and English Literature Liaison Librarian. She holds three degrees from the University of Toronto: a Masters of Information, an Electrical Engineering and English Specialist. Mona is excited to be at her first Hackfest at Steacie Library and cannot wait to see the creative projects students will create.
Walter Giesbrecht has been the data librarian at York University Toronto since 1998; prior to this he was an organic chemist, atmospheric chemist, seabird biologist, crayfish biologist, medical research technician, and science librarian.
Krassimir Gadjokov is a Senior Security Consultant at TELUS. He’s extremely experienced in professional in Cyber Security, Application and System Security. He also has vast knowledge of information and communication technology and is deeply knowledgeable in system analysis as well as business processes.
Stacy Allison-Cassin is the W.P. Scott Chair in E-Librarianship, an endowed chair position which she began at York University in January 2015. She is researching the application of Linked Open Data (LOD) in libraries and archives through the development of a framework to map the folk music scene in Toronto during the 1960s.
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