[open-humanities] Coding da Vinci - first open cultural data hackathon in Germany

Helene Hahn helene.hahn at okfn.org
Wed Apr 2 19:14:09 UTC 2014

Dear list members,

currently we are organising the first 10 week hackathon on open cultural 
data in Germany that I want to inform you about and invite you to 
participate in.
We'd be happy to see you in Berlin. Please spread the word.

All the best,

Coding da Vinci (http://www.codingdavinci.de 
<http://www.codingdavinci.de/>), the first German open cultural data 
hackathon will take place in Berlin to bring together both cultural 
heritage institutions and the hacker & designer community to develop 
ideas and prototypes for the cultural sector and the public. It'll be 
structured as a 10-week-challenge running from April 26th until July 
6thunder the motto "Let them play with your toys!", coined by Jo Pugh of 
the UK National Archives. All projects will be presented online for 
everyone to benefit from, and prizes will be awarded to the best 
projects at the end of the hackathon.

The participating GLAMs have contributed a huge range of data for use in 
the hackathon, including highlights such as urban images (including 
metadata) of Berlin in the 18th and 19th centuries, scans of shadow 
boxes containing insects and Jewish address-books from the 1930s in 
Germany, and much more! In addition, the German Digital Library will 
provide their API to hackathon participants.

We're also very happy to say that for a limited number of participants, 
we'll can offer to cover travel and accommodation expenses - all you 
have to do is toapply now <http://codingdavinci.de/anmeldung/>!

All prices, challenges anddatasets <http://codingdavinci.de/daten/>will 
soon be presented online.

This hackathon is organized by:

German Digital Library 
<https://www.deutsche-digitale-bibliothek.de/>,Service Centre 
Digitization Berlin 
Knowledge Foundation Germany <http://okfn.de>,Wikimedia Germany 

Helene Hahn
Coding da Vinci - Der Kultur-Hackathon

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