Science Hack Day is a 24 hour all-night event where anyone excited about making weird, silly or serious things with science comes together in the same physical space to see what they can prototype within 24 consecutive hours. Designers, developers, scientists and anyone who is excited about making things with science are welcome to attend – no experience in science or hacking is necessary, just an insatiable curiosity. Read more about it here.
This event is for anyone who gets excited about science and hacking, including designers, students, engineers, programmers, scientists, artists, and science-enthusiasts!
Short answer is: yes!
That's ok! This event is for anyone who appreciates science and wants to spend a weekend having fun with others.
Hacker is someone who thinks of a quick solution to a problem - maybe not the most elegant solution, but often the cleverest.
We'll help you find projects and teams. We're also hosting meet and greet meetups where you can connect with other hackers.
That's ok! We'll host meetups before Science Hack Day, and help you get inspired during the event.
It's ok, everyone says that! We'll help you find projects where your expertise and input will be super valuable.
You can read about projects from previous Science Hack Days and other hack events from the Projects page.
In addition to ample workspace to do projects and wi-fi, there will be basic electronic prototyping equipment available (soldering irons, Arduinos, etc). We will also have multiple 3D Printers on hand. For more demanding projects we have access to nearby makerspaces and fabrication labs and can help facilitate access to specific tools for your prototype..
Yes, the optional sleepover is for those older than 18.
Yes, this is a family-friendly event, though, at least one adult must be present in each team.
Yes! Science Hack Day PDX is an inclusive event based on treating all individuals respectfully, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or software preferences. So please don’t be nasty or mean. Be nice. Be considerate. Be civil. It’s easy.
We have sponsorship opportunities available at several levels and we can accept donations through PSU. And you can help spread the word or volunteer. See Contact for ways to get in touch!