5:AM Hack Day Welcome

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Altmetrics Hack Day, where we’ll be thinking and talking about new ways of using, developing and working with altmetrics and altmetrics data!

Everyone who has an interest in altmetrics is welcome, this is a hack day where ideas and enthusiasm are more important than code. Whether you are just finding your feet in the world of altmetrics, are looking to build a network with like-minded people, or wanting some time to explore possibilities, the Hack Day is for you.

Last year we saw projects as diverse as a review of feminist approaches to altmetrics, charting altmetrics data from Reddit and an investigation into how altmetrics can work in the absence of DOIs. We hope we’ll get a similarly broad set of idea suggestions this year!

If you have an idea for a project you think would be interesting, you can tweet #5amhack, or add to our suggestions document [3]. All ideas are welcomed and if you don’t feel that you have the skills, someone else may be able to help. Feel free to look back at last year’s retrospective [1] and working document [2] for more ideas.

Projects can be open-ended ideas or specific small research projects. Some result in an interesting proof-of-concept, some can lead to further study.

We will start the day by reviewing ideas on the list, discussing which ones we think we can tackle, then divide into groups. We’ll work in groups throughout the day, with a break for lunch. You’re welcome to change groups at any time, and, whilst we hope you can stay for the whole day, there’s no pressure. At the end each group will present their project.

Bring a laptop and ideas if you have them, but it’s fine if you don’t. The altmetrics community is made up of a diverse range of people: researchers and developers, activists and academics: everyone has something to contribute! We’ll provide paper, pens and post-its. See you there!

Joe Wass & Mike Taylor

@joewass, jwass@crossref.org

Click here to register


[1] https://web.archive.org/web/20171214195548/http://altmetricsconference.com:80/4am-hack-day-retrospective/#more-767

[2] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fDhgpZuRDdqGXsVyOl7xu7UNJAE94-BQqsx3-rwZkpE/edit?usp=sharing

[3] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dELy5hL9rRehcWc_dI8Gl3_6TiUg7ddRUnJJUD7pAbM/edit?usp=sharing