Many of our projects in the GLAM field are events. Editathons, photo-safari, backstage tours or hackathons. Volunteers are participating, GLAM institutions are partnering and the Wikimedia staff supports the project management. Last month we celebrated the award ceremony our large GLAM hackathon Coding da Vinci here in this news letter. We also produced a little film. It was released last week. A basic learning producing a documenting video I would like to share with you. It normally takes money to engage a professional film team, but even more important is that you ought to define, what do you want to show. What shall be the main message of the video? Briefing the film team we told them, the main goal was obtaining a short promoting video to inform on Coding da Vinci as a GLAM hackathon and to spur partnerships and participation. I wonder now, if we succeeded. I would like Your feed back. Please watch the video and tell us: Does the video show
how much fun it was taking part?
who were the important stakeholder groups?
what were the outputs of Coding da Vinci?
what makes Coding da Vinci a special hackathon?
P.S. We have no subtitles yet. Give us a hand, please.
partnering for sustainability
This paragraph is looking at Coding da Vinci from an other angle. We all strive for sustainability. Organizing a hackathon this could mean the applications created through the hackathon. What do the teams need to keep working on their projects? How to spur the GLAM partners to collaborate further with the coders on the apps, websites or augmented reality, VR- applications? Is there a wider potential or even a business case? Wikimedia Deutschland cannot spend to much effort here, as it would be beyond our scope defined in our annual plan. But it is vital for the outcomes of Coding da Vinci all together to show off fancy results of re use of open GLAM data. AND gaining open GLAM content is what we want. Thus we were happy to find a partner in the Coding da Vinci network taking on this perspective. Coding da Vinci in its forth year has gained so much reputation that partners are ready to increase their engagement. After some years participating as simple content provider at Coding da Vinci the Natural History Museum Berlin was now eager to spur re use of open data among creative industries. They looked for ideas and whom to put into joint ventures. Their interests matched the ones of Coding da Vinci. So they arranged a meet-up after the hackathon with entrepreneurs, scientists and the hackers from Coding da Vinci. Together they evaluated in small groups how to continue to work on the applications and defined next steps they shall take together. We helped to invite the participants and happily watched the becoming of new alliances. The workshop was arranged and financed by the museum. I think everybody benefited. Please follow the outcomes.