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General Hackathon info

Published onFeb 04, 2019
General Hackathon info

Location: Microsoft NERD Center, Garage Space, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge.


  • December 12, 8:30 am - 7 pm

  • December 13, 8:30 am - 7:30 pm, including closing presentations and reception

We ask that participants commit to the full program, if possible. Breakfast, lunch, and other refreshments will be provided.

The event will feature speakers from the Met, Microsoft and MIT including:

  • Microsoft: Jennifer Chayes (Managing Director of Microsoft AI & Research Labs - New England, New York, and Montreal), Anand Raman (Chief of Staff, Data Group), Noelle LaCharite (Principal Program Manager in Microsoft's Applied AI group), Ryan Gaspar (Director Arts & Culture)

  • The Met: Loic Tallon (Chief Digital Officer), Jennie Choi (General Manager of Collections Information), Kim Benzel (Curator in Charge - Ancient Near Eastern Art), Griff Mann (Curator in Charge- Medieval Art)

  • MIT: Professor D. Fox Harrell (CSAIL, CMS/W, Center for Advanced Virtuality), Professor Azra Aksamija (CAST, Architecture, Future Heritage Lab), Samuel Klein (Knowledge Futures Group, The Underlay Project)

    As this event will culminate in a showcase reveal in a symposium in February at the Met Museum in NYC, we will be asking participants to sign nondisclosure language which agrees to a press embargo on projects created during the Hack until the February reveal at the Metropolitan Museum. This nondisclosure language will also be a blanket protection across any potential proprietary information being disclosed about Microsoft, The Met, or MIT shared during the Hack.

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