Hackers & Designers Summer Talks & Summer Academy

July 29, 2015 — August 7, 2015

An international group of engineering, programming, design and art students will congregate in Amsterdam for a 10 day summer school program hosted by native Amsterdam community Hackers & Designers (H&D). The program is intensive and workshop based and will include additional public components for which also non-summer school attendees are invited to attend.
About Hackers & Designers
Hackers & Designers is a non-profit cross-disciplinary community of programmers, engineers, designers, and artists. Hackers & Designers began two years ago and has mainly been focused on helping working professionals from tech-oriented fields connect with professionals from the creative sector, and the other way around. Hackers & Designers has, up until this point organized monthly meet-ups where collaborative and inclusive workshops (1-3 hours) are given.
Hackers & Designers is initiated by Anja Groten, James Bryan Graves and Selby Gildemacher.
About the summer school
This summer, 29 July - 7 August 2015, H&D has broadened their meet-up concept and has invited an international group of ambitious participants for a 10 full-day immersive program of longer, in-depth workshops which focus on learning, researching and discussing all by creating. Students will be representing BE, BG, DE, NL, US, UK, ES, SK, TH, ZA and more.
About the public program
In addition to student workshops, Hackers & Designers has invited cross-disciplinary speakers from around the world to take the participants and the public into a deeper conversation around topics, which have arose in a modern digital society. Anyone and everyone, not just students, are invited to join the H&D Summer Talks on Friday, 7 August 2015, an evening of discussion around algorithmic work, life and death. The speakers promise an informed evening offering insights and diverse perspectives into their research, professional and artistic practices, but all the while maintaining the satirical and humorous approach of Hackers & Designers.