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Heritage Hack

A two-day invention marathon to create novel, impactful tech solutions that breathe new life into Lewisham’s past.

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Look to the Past, Through the lens of the future

Join Hacksmiths for a two-day invention marathon to create novel, impactful tech solutions that breathe new life into Lewisham’s past.

People of all abilities are invited to collaborate and build awesome projects addressing the tech and digital challenges of four London heritage organisations.

Framed by the research of Goldsmiths Historian, Dr John Price, and Anthropologist, Dr Charlotte Joy, help shape how the public engage with the Horniman Museum’s new World Gallery, the Lewisham Local History Society Museum Collection, the work of the Brockley Society, and a public artwork commemorating the 1977 Battle of Lewisham.

If you are interested in coming along to talk to participants or watch the presentations on the Sunday afternoon feel free to pop in. You will not need a ticket.


17 -18 Nov 2018
10am Sat - 3pm Sun


RHB 300/300A
Goldsmiths, University of London
SE14 6NW



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What is a hackathon?

Hackathons are invention marathons for developers, designers, psychologists, researchers and more. During the event, participants ('hackers') will build projects that answer our challenges to build awesome creative projects.

Who owns the projects?

All projects built at this event belongs completely to the teams. However, to generate the widest benefit from this event, we encourage attendees to provide Open Source licenses for the results of their work.

What should I bring?

All participants will need to bring their laptop, charger(s) and any other devices they wish to work on.

Do I have to stay overnight?

No, it is not a requisite to stay over. If you would like to stay though, we'll have a small number of airbeds available. We recommend you bring sleeping bags, pillows, and a change of clothes.

Who is this event for?

This is event is aimed at all students and faculty from the Department of Computing. You must be a Goldsmiths Student or Staff member to attend.

Who is running this event?

This event is run by Hacksmiths.

Do I need a team?

You don’t need a team to take part; it’s perfectly acceptable to create a solo project. However, during the event itself, there will be opportunities to share ideas and connect with your fellow hackers to form a team. As organisers, we’ll do our best to encourage and facilitate teamwork across the weekend.

Can I start before?

While you can explore ideas before the event, you shouldn't start your project before the event itself and still enter the challenges. If you want to bring an existing project to the table, we encourage full disclosure and honesty.

What's the deal with food?

All food across the weekend will be provided. That is: lunch and dinner on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday. All dietary requirements will be considered and catered for - please make sure you provide this information upon registering.

Is there a Code of Conduct?

Yes, and you must agree to it before attending. You can find it here.

Can I come if I'm under 18?

Yup, you just have to tell us when grabbing a ticket. If you're under 16, you'll need a parent to accompany you. If you're 16 or 17, we'll just need to have a quick chat with your parent/guardian on the phone and a completed permission slip. We'll arrange this over email.

I have another question

Please contact Nathaniel Okenwa on [email protected].

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