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Join us for a web developers' hack day
Over the weekend of 24 and 25 March, The National Archives is holding its first hack day. We will be opening up the archives to web developers and designers to encourage them to gather and exchange ideas and make use of The National Archives' data and documents.
We want to work with developers who share our interest in history, government and culture, to devise and build systems using our records, as well as datasets from across the web. Non-developers are also welcome - anyone with ideas for interesting tools, visualisations or systems developers could build using our data.
We hold millions of documents covering almost a millennium of world history: everything from Domesday Book and Cabinet Papers to the UK Government Web Archive and our Legislation API. On the day, we will have records experts from The National Archives on hand, together with colleagues from the British Museum, British Library and Wikimedia UK to talk about their data and to pitch ideas.
Follow the conversation on twitter: #hackon12