G.Hack troops returned from another successful workshop taking place at IRCAM as part of Music Tech Fest 21-23 November. We taught a group of women from different tech/ music backgrounds (and countries) how to hack Web Audio API to make a soundmap of Centre Pompidou, got the ‘thumbs up’ from the participants and the MTF organizers (so another collaboration might just be on the cards!). A BIG THANK YOU goes to our supervisors (Tony Stockman, Nick Bryan-Kinns and Simon Dixon), the amazing Mark Plumbley and the QMUL Platform Grant panel who approved the G.Hack travel funding application!
And what can we say about the G.Hack troops Patrizia, Katja, Magdalena and Nela ??? Well .. they certainly went ‘above and beyond’ by working at evenings and weekends to make this workshop a great success and to ‘represent’ QMUL as a place of female tech-talent ! (hmm this sounds like a title for a TV show, maybe a project for 2015 ?). Magda discovered her passion for teaching coding (so you might find her following in her father’s footsteps when she submits her PhD). Katja discovered hacking into Leapmotion and Web Audio API can be pretty addictive (and is probably poking around the code right now!). Patricia discovered her expertise in French and coding are better than she thought they were and Nela discovered her greatest talent might just be in “public speaking” having presented not once but twice in the course of the weekend (sounds like she might be following in her father’s footsteps too!).
Whilst the future of the MTF G.Hack team is slowly unravelling we leave you with some photos from the event (including the amazing G.Hack poster designed by our colleagues at MTF in French and English!)