Hack4OpenGLAM co-creation event is arranged for the second time during the Creative Commons Global Summit 20–24 September. We are inviting Wikimedians and open knowledge advocates, GLAM professionals and community archivists, digital creators and scholars, as well as platform and tool creators to learn and work together for the benefit of Open Access to cultural heritage.
This year we focus on knowledge equity – Highlighting knowledge of individuals, communities, and cultures who have been left out of the spotlight of history, decolonizing cultural historical collections, and acknowledging responsible ways of sharing information online openly.
You can register to Hack4OpenGLAM with your project, collection, tool, platform, idea, challenge or just yourself. Register now!
You can participate in many ways
Arrange a workshop The hackathon is for doing and learning together. The event kicks off with a day of workshops, discussions, and project pitches. If you wish to run a workshop, register your idea and start discussing it on the community platform. This way, the workshop program can be collaboratively prepared.
Start a project A project can be as sketchy as an idea or a topic, or as detailed as an already existing project. It can be a call-to-action around a task or a challenge to solve a problem. The projects are not expected to be technical, but they can be. Newcomers and experts are equally welcome. We encourage all participants to engage in the discussions around the projects as early as possible.
Join with your GLAM and your collections Showcase your open collections for the participants and the world. But most importantly, join the activities yourself to learn and co-create with open cultural heritage.
Present tools, technologies and platforms Bring the tool or service you have developed, promote the use of your open platform or volunteer to offer your skills to help collaborative work. You can prepare small how-to-workshops, for example.
The work starts already
Community platform Collaboration has already started on the community platform and it continues throughout the hackathon in September. Participating projects get dedicated channels where they can start working together and growing communities around their projects!
Dashboard Hack4OpenGLAM Dashboard introduces the people and the projects at the event. It is a matchmaking place for the participants and a showcase of open content and projects. The dashboard shows the progression of the projects in real-time and preserves the results after the event.
The hackathon starts and ends with a live event The first day of the hackathon (20 September) is dedicated to workshops, discussions, and project pitches that take place on the conference platform. After three days of independent hacking on the community platform, the crowd will again convene for the live Final Gala (24 September).
We are looking for two energetic facilitators and regional ambassadors from around the world to the organizing team.
The facilitators participate in facilitating the collaborative work and meetings on the community platform in August and September before the hackathon. During the hackathon they participate in hosting the live program and facilitating idea generation and matchmaking with the participants on the community platform. They can additionally guide volunteers to their support roles.
The regional ambassadors engage GLAMs and participants in their area to join Hack4OpenGLAM, and help to communicate about the event in different areas and languages. It is also possible to be an ambassador within a specific thematic area globally.