Hackfest is a day long event, taking place prior to the regular conference program on Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 on the fifth floor of  the central branch of Hamilton Public Library.  It runs from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Please submit your input on what problems/projects you would like to explore to John.

Please direct your ideas and inquiries about this year’s Hackfest to:

John Fink
Digital Technologies Development Librarian, McMaster University
jfink AT mcmaster.ca

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Hi John,

I have a Hackfest question for you. I plan to attend Access this year and would love to watch Hackfest in action. I am very interested in observing what happens at this type of event. I am not a developer though and could not contribute to any coding. Would I still be able to register for Hackfest just to observe? Is that ever done?

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I’m a Hackfest newbie. Is a laptop required? Also, HPL has 24 branches listed on its website. I assume Hackfest will be at central branch (55 York Blvd.) Can someone confirm?

“Bringing a laptop will be a really, really good idea,” says John Fink who is organizing this portion of the Access conference. If you don’t have a laptop to bring, email jfink AT mcmaster.ca directly and he’ll see what he can do.

And you’re right, it’s going to be at the Central branch on York Blvd. Thanks for pointing that out!

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