At the same time, we also awarded the third round of Coding da Vinci Stipendia. Since 2020 we have been able to award up to 4 Stipendia to the participants of each hackathon: 3 months of financial support and personalised coaching/training for the further development of hackathon projects, with the winners selected by a jury. This round the awardees included team members from the Coding da Vinci Niedersachsen 2020 projects FabSeal, a tool for reconstituting printable 3d models of stamps from photographs of wax seals, and Plantala, a web app for designing mandalas based on didactic botanical illustrations from the University of Göttigen. These stipendia are not only a great way to support some of the amazing people we meet through our hackathons to further explore the creative reuse of cultural heritage data, but also to explore opportunities and challenges for connecting these digital projects back to the institutions whose collections are represented.
Sketchnotes of ideas pitched at Coding da Vinci Schleswig Holstein 2021
Logo of project Plantala, Coding da Vinci Niedersachsen 2020
FabSeal: 3D-printed reconstructions of the original stamps from photos of a collection of traditional family seals