If you can code, why not do it in one of the coolest places around? The American Museum of Natural History is hosting a once-in-a-lifetime event for software engineers and programmers to help build cool stuff using their dinosaur data.
The Hack The Dinos challenge is a special event – it is not a hackathon where teams will mashup a couple of APIs or build trivial toy apps that never get used. It is a pro bono collaboration with the museum to advance open science and create open-source solutions to real problems faced by scientists and researchers. The museum is asking for your help to start building long-needed open-source tools and applications that will aid the AMNH paleontology division in their research and education, which could ultimately help other museums and institutions as well.
The overnight hackathon will take place from 3pm on Saturday, November 21st and last 24 hours until Sunday, November 22nd at 3pm.
Check out Hack the Dinos for more information on how you can get involved.