Springer Nature Hackathon

Data Visualization & Mixed Reality

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If you are in the Bay Area, join us for the next Springer Nature hackathon.

Join us at the Microsoft Reactor in San Francisco from November 7-9 for an opportunity to build new and innovative mixed reality applications using Springer Nature’s data and research publications.

We'll be working on how mixed reality can help researchers tackle challenges in human health, humanitarian aid, the environment and building an inclusive world.

Registration for the event is completely free and will be held at the Microsoft Reactor in downtown San Francisco. We will provide food, drinks and snacks throughout the event. Participants will have access to HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality Headsets during the event, on loan from the Reactor (quantities are limited); mentors will be available to guide you in using these technologies. You’ll be able to network with developers and designers, and data experts from Springer Nature and other cooperating companies, and help shape the future of research data visualization, in a multidisciplinary environment.

To find out more and register, visit the event page. 

If you have a dataset that you'd like to recommend or make available to participants, we'd like to hear from you. I'll be there for the event and hope to have a chance to meet some of you in person.



Grace Baynes

VP, Open Science Alliances, Springer Nature

I lead on Springer Nature's approach to alliances with the research community, to speed the transition to open science and open research by working together. Interested in all aspects of open science. I've spent  over twenty years in publishing, sixteen of those working in open research, joining open access publisher BMC in 2003, and since then in roles at Nature Publishing Group and now Springer Nature. Prior to my secondment I led Springer Nature's research data strategy, policy and product development.