[open-heritage] Europeana Hackathons May/June

Sam Leon sam.leon at okfn.org
Mon Apr 23 09:19:01 UTC 2012

Hi All,

Below is some information about some Europeana Hackathons taking place in
May and June that many of you may be interested in. They'll be hacking on
the WW1 memorabilia data that has got a lot of attention of late...

"Dear all,

As part of the ‘Connecting Society to Culture Programme', Europeana will be
inviting this year developers and designers to try out their ideas for
creative re-use of

the Europeana content and build applications showcasing the social and
business value of open cultural data. Possible development themes include
mobile apps, mash-ups, social curation, user annotations and World War One.

Participants will have access to the diverse and rich Europeana collections
containing over 21 million records, Europeana Search API (incl. a test key
and technical documentation), digitized WW1 memorabilia collected during
the Europeana WW1 road shows in spring 2012 and Europeana Linked Open Data
Pilot datasets, which currently comprise about 2.5 million Europeana
records available under a CC0 license.

Hack4Europe! 2012 road show will include 3 hackathons in 3 different
countries organised by Europeana and selected Europeana Awareness partners
between 9 May and 21 June.

Each hackathon will announce at the end of the competition its own winners
in 4 categories:

•Best commercial viability
•Greatest social impact
•Most innovative app
•Developers' pick

Winners from the individual hackathons will be then further evaluated and
one finalist per category will be invited and awarded a special prize
during the Digital Agenda Assembly on 21-22 June in Brussels.
 Check the individual event websites for registration and more details
about the organisation, categories and prizes athttp://pro.europeana.eu/web/

Sam Leon
Community Coordinator
Open Knowledge Foundation
Twitter: @noeL_maS
Skype: samedleon
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