A series of events known as the Mad Hatters’ Tea Party were held regularly throughout the duration of the HAT project. timeframe.
The first event was held in London on July 17, 2014 as a brainstorming and consultation session between the HAT research team and industry on business/economic models as well as the technological issues of a multi-sided market platform for personal data. Subsequent Mad Hatters events were held in London on Nov 24, 2014 and April 17, 2015 to provide the targeted audience with updates of the project as well as to launch various HAT technologies and partnerships.
Mad Hatter events were also held in Singapore on Feb 26, 2015 and the Silicon Valley in the USA on July 13, 2015 to introduce the HAT and discuss its economic model and eco-system to the audiences in those countries. In total, the events drew more than 200 participants and sparked many conversations about the HAT and the thinking about its technology and personal data and privacy.
Here are the event recaps:
1st Mad Hatters’ Tea Party – July 17, 2014
2nd Mad Hatters’ Tea Party – Nov 24, 2014
3rd Mad Hatters’ Tea Party – April 17, 2015
Mad Hatters’ Tea Party – Singapore – Feb 26, 2015
HAT in the USA – July 2015
Following on the Mad Hatters’ Tea Party events, regular HAT Meetups were also held in London and Cambridge to bring together developers, firms, start-ups and researchers to share ideas and compare notes on what everyone is doing on the HAT.