Personal Digital Archiving (PDA) 2017 - Hackathon

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Date and Time 
April 1, 2017 to April 2, 2017
5:00pm to 12:59am
Location 
Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, Stanford University, 475 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Admission 

All attendees must pre-register by March 31 at 4 PM. This hackaton is in-person only. Up to 50 attendees will be allowed. 

Audience 
General Public
Faculty/Staff
Students
Alumni/Friends
Members
Event Sponsor 
Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford University Archives
Contact 
jschne@stanford.edu
650-497-6489

Have you ever wondered what will happen to all the data you will create over your lifetime?
Consider your email, social media data, websites, photos, videos, documents, and all the other files and traces you create and interact with on an ongoing basis. Do you know how you'll preserve the data, understand it, and use it in the future?
This event will provide an opportuntity for you to join with friends and fellow coders to create innovative solutions to the ongoing challenges facing not only individuals in the digital age, but also people in the cultural heritage and digital humanities sectors who need tools to do research in the archives of the future.
The challenge will be how best to analyze, visualize, and use the immense variety of personal data that we're all creating.
How can we best make sense of the digital strands and data that comprise a 21st century life? Join your friends! Eat our food! Win our prizes! Keep the present safe for the future!
Sponsors for this event include Stanford University Libraries' Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR) and Department of Special Collections and University Archives, and ePADD.