hack/reduce opens membership application process
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Membership applications are now live for hack/reduce, Boston’s big data hacker space. hack/reduce is a non-profit 501 c3 community space with a mission to help create the talent and technologies that will shape Boston’s future in a big data-driven economy. In addition to providing workshops and events to the community, hack/reduce will be making its big data cluster, data sets, and work space available, free of charge, to a select set of members.
To apply, teams and individuals should complete the membership application on the hack/reduce website. Those submitting applications before Sunday, October 14, 2012 will get a chance to attend a hack/reduce preview night to get a sneak peek at the space and meet other applicants.
hack/reduce’s membership goal is to be inclusive of all subject areas important to Boston: from biotech and medical device to consumer web, energy, information technology, telecommunication, music, art and more. “hack/reduce values diversity,” explains Abby Fichtner, hack/reduce’s executive director. “We want to bring in all the disciplines that make Boston great – if it’s something that can make an impact, we want it here.”
hack/reduce membership will be a meritocracy based on people’s ability to innovate and to help build the hack/reduce community. Applications are now being accepted for Resident Hackers and Contributors:
In addition to Resident Hackers and Contributors, hack/reduce will be inviting Fellows to join as members. Fellows are known experts in Boston’s big data community and will contribute by teaching workshops, providing domain expertise at industry-specific hackathons and bringing guidance and wisdom.
hack/reduce is Boston's big data hacker space. A 501 c3 non-profit, hack/reduce provides the community space and the resources - intense compute power, large data sets, and subject matter experts - that are critical for working with big data. Supported by Boston’s venture capital and technology leaders, and the State of Massachusetts, the goal is to cultivate a community in Boston that creates big data experts. Visit www.hackreduce.org.
Abby Fichtner, 703-615-3394