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Pleiades Hack Day: 21 November 2011

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Participants will meet virtually throughout the day to work on improving titles and descriptions for prominent and well-known places in Pleiades.


As I said in the original blog post:

I'm thinking it's time. Time we designated a particular day to give over to ganging up on Pleiades content and making it better. Looking at the low-hanging-and-annoying-fruit list, the first thing that comes to mind is improving our titles and descriptions to facilitate discovery and disambiguation. I've laid out what I see as the landscape in a document on the Pleiades site: Improving Titles and Descriptions for Prominent Places.


Monday, 21 November 2011 between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time (convert to your time zone here). Brian, Jeff, Sean, and myself will aim to be available for as much of that time as we can possibly manage. We will fast-track for review and publication suggested enhancements to Pleiades resources made during the hack day.

If you plan to participate, please try to commit at least two hours to concentrating on the hack day work. And we'll welcome all you can give beyond that!


  1. If you don't have a Pleiades account yet, please request one so you can be ready to get to work on the day.
  2. Test your login in advance to make sure something hasn't gone wrong with it (and you haven't forgotten your password). If you need a password reset, see this FAQ. If you can't remember your username, please email to request a reminder.
  3. When you're ready to start working on the 21st, login to the Pleiades IRC channel (irc:// so you can tell us that you're ready, ask questions, and collaborate with other community members to avoid duplication of effort. This is not as hard as it used to be! Check out the new Pleiades IRC FAQ for instructions. Feel free to try it out in advance to make sure everything works smoothly; we'll be happy to say hello any time (assuming we're awake!).