The #Huckathon Blog

Our #Huckathon Adventures so far...

  • Bluedot Festival Video

    20th-22nd July 2018, Jodrell Bank, Cheshire

    Kate Booth, one of our talented volunteers from the Bluedot Festival #Huckathon has produced this fantastic video documenting her experience over the weekend:

  • Bluedot Festival 2018

    20th-22nd July 2018, Jodrell Bank, Cheshire

    Bluedot Festival is an award-winning weekend of discovery at the grounds of the Jodrell Bank deep space observatory. Set against a backdrop of the iconic Lovell Telescope, bluedot combines a music with a ground-breaking programme of live science experiments, expert talks and immersive artworks. Following winning our Award for Outstanding Contribution to Social Innovation at the University of Manchester Social Responsibility Awards, the organisers of Bluedot festival invited us to come along to do some mapping!

  • Maps from the 1960's

    Summer 2018, The University of Manchester Map Library

    Working in un-mapped parts of the world is a tremendous challenge, but as luck would have it, Uganda has been mapped before… by the British Army in the 1960’s! Even more lucky is that there is a copy of the entire series of maps in the University of Manchester map library…

  • The Award Winning #Huckathon!

    1st May 2018, The University of Manchester

    The #Huckathon team attended the University of Manchester Making a Difference Awards 2018 on Tuesday May 1st, and was lucky enough to win the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Social Innovation, for our first mapathon.

  • The University of Manchester Mapathon

    30th November 2017, The Univerity of Manchester

    The 30th of November 2017 saw the first ever #Huckathon, which happened even before we had come up with the name! The UoM Mapathon was hosted by the Geography Department at the University of Manchester, and was our first attempt at running such an event. A mapathon is an event where volunteers gather together and create maps of areas that have not previously been mapped, normally for the purposes of humanitarian work.