Join us for an Archive Experiments Hackathon
when:September 23, 2017
where:Internet Archive, San Francisco or Remote
rsvp:Register on Eventbrite
chat:ArchiveExperiments on Gitter

Champions of open-access, unite! Internet Archive will be sponsoring an Experiments day, just before their big October 11th event. Let's work together to show the world what our community is capable of — Let's make knowledge more accessible to those who need it most.

Experiments created for the hackathon have a chance of being showcased online and at the Internet Archive's public aniversary event in October.

If you cannot attend in person, remote participation will also be supported and encouraged.


  • 10:30am - Registration — join us for bagels & cream cheese + Ritual Coffee
  • 11:00am - Welcome & Introductions (streamed on youtube live for remote guests)
  • 11:45pm - Lunch: Pizza* + Time to Socialize & Brainstorm
  • 12:30pm - Project Ideas — facilitated by Sahar Massachi
  • 1:00pm - Hack Time — let the creativity begin
  • 5:00pm - Closing Remarks — find ways to continue your experiments!
  • 5:30pm - Doors close — we're a volunteer event; help us tear down!
*We'll have vegan, vegetarian, and meat pizza options from DNA Lounge

Project Topics

  • Decentralizing the Web for Academic Journals
  • Annotations for Books and Wayback
  • Metadata for Books and other multimedia: Team with Long Now Foundation's Manual for Civilization project match their library to digital copies on the Open Library. Team with Wikidata to improve Open Library author and book data.
  • Experimental Prototypes and interfaces to help users better discover and use open access content like books, music, etc.

Remote Participation


The sky is the limit:
> We have millions of hours of Television
> We have millions of Books
> We have billions of captures of the Web
> We have thousands of emulated Games
> We have millions of live concert tracks and Music
> We have hundreds of thousands of Academic Papers

Everyone is welcome:
Librarians, designers, researchers, programmers, and people with interesting ideas are all welcome!

For inquiries: