[openbiblio-dev] FW: Invitation to the Europeana hackathons

Antoine Isaac aisaac at few.vu.nl
Fri Apr 20 15:41:28 UTC 2012


Certainly relevant to you!
(and maybe that can be forwarded to other OKFN circles?)




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 at http://pro.europeana.eu/web/guest/hack4europe-2012


The Europeana Office

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