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Hacking and Making at Time-Bounded Events CHI 2018 Workshop

Hacking and Making at Time-Bounded Events: Current Trends and Next Steps in Research and Event Design is a one-day workshop for researchers who are studying Hackathons, experienced event organizers, and participants interested in running their own events. The workshop will be on April 22, 2018, in Montreal, Canada, in conjunction with CHI 2018 - Engage with CHI: The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, which will take place April 21-26, 2018. SGCI's Nancy Wilkins-Diehr is one of the organizers of this event. 

The workshop aims to facilitate the consolidation of existing research, the sharing of practical experiences, and understanding the benefits that different events may offer, how they may be applied in other contexts, and how insights from studying these events may help to position the CHI community to better study, plan, and design hackathon-style events and/or collaborative systems that support new modes of production and collaboration. 

Themes of the workshop include:

  • Design variations
  • Short-term and long-term outcomes
  • Practical support for event organizers
  • Applications
  • Mediated interactions and modality transitions
  • Theoretical space of 'hackathons'

The paper submission deadline for this workshop is January 26, 2018. Full submission details can be found here: