#SciCommHack@CERN: Organizational Meeting
Science Communication Hackathon: exploring technologies and prototyping for science communication and outreach
Science communication today, as it is at CERN, takes many forms. From art expressions to exhibitions to social media engagement, its increasing complexity comes with a myriad of challenges. With this in mind, we would like to hold a hackathon to break down these challenges and solve them by imagining possible new tools.
In this organizational meeting, we will present a draft framework for the hackathon and discuss some organizational aspects in detail to ensure that sufficient resources are available to make this hackathon a success. If you are interested in collaborating with us or in helping organize aspects of the hackathon, please join us at noon at IdeaSquare.
Coffee will be available. Please feel free to bring your lunch with you.
About the presenters:
Sameed is a physicist and science communicator from the University of Manchester currently working with the ALPHA experiment at CERN. In addition to his regular job of conducting precision measurements with antimatter atoms, Sameed regularly contributes to science communication and outreach activities organized by CERN, IPPOG, The Royal Society, UKRI, Khwarizmi Science Society, Royal College of Art, and The Brilliant Club. With the help of local experts and sponsors, Sameed is currently developing new initiatives that are tailor-made to improve STEM education in South and Southeast Asia.
Liyana is a communications consultant for different organizations in Switzerland like IdeaSquare (CERN), Malaysian Association of Geneva, Impact Hub Geneva and a mentor for the SDG Summer School by the University of Geneva. She also designs and runs communications courses for underserved communities, job-seekers, young francophone students and refugees looking to improve their English. Her passion lies in elevating small entrepreneurs through transnational innovative collaboration, demonstrated through her projects in science outreach, community building, and policy research involving Switzerland, Malaysia, and Pakistan.