Coding Da Vinci The German Hackathon on Open Culture Data
Save the Date: 26th & 27th of April in Berlin
The preliminary works on the scheduled hackathon on open culture data in Berlin are done. In March we will launch the website codingdavinci.de. The multiples datasets will be released on occasion of the hackathon under free license. So far these institutions are contributing with a selection of their data :
The Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek will provide their API, and the Wikipedia API & Wikidata API will be ready for use. The GLAM institutions will be on the spot and present their data selection and show it in its context. Their will be all kind of data: images, film, lists of monuments, of people and metadata. Quite a mix! The aim is to spur the coding of apps, games and other applications based on open culture data, such as Jüdische Orte or Valiant hearts.
We will support coders, designers and hackers that like to join the event in Berlin with travel grants. Please be aware that the general language of the event will be German. Registration starts on the homepage codingdavinci.de 12th of march.
The Hackathon starts on 26th of April with a two day event in Berlin and runs until the 5th of July. The long coding time will give participants a fair chance to develop hopefully real good stuff. Front end designers are welcomed too. The results will be presented to a jury who will elect the winners among the teams. Prizes are both money and grants.
These days we have finalized an Imagefilm (corporate video) for GLAM institutions to motivate them to open up their digital collection for reuse. The film was shot at the GLAM conference "shaping access" in Berlin last November and is in all parts under free license. For those who like to reuse the film in their fields we provide a subtitle version in English.