I hope you will find this message interesting. In May this year together
with Europeana Foundation, Polish National Audiovisual Institute and IT
University of Copenhagen we are organizing a series of hackathons under
a common name Hack4Europe! 2012.
Hack4Europe 2012 Copenhagen is being coordinated by Poznań
Supercomputing and Networking Center in cooperation with IT University
of Copenhagen. The event will take place on 10 and 11 May 2012 at IT
University in Copenhagen.
Hack4Europe 2012 Warsaw is being coordinated by National Audiovisual
Institute in cooperation with Poznań Supercomputing and Networking
Center. The event will take place on 26 and 27 May 2012 at National
Audiovisual Institute in Warsaw.
Also in this series:
Hack4Europe!Germany, 5-6 June, Berlin
Organised by the Europeana Collections 1914-1918
Hack4Europe! Belgium, 13-15 June 2012, Leuven
Organised by Europeana
Hackathons are contests for software developers, and Hack4Europe! series
is focused on Europeana API and creative reuse of the data aggregated by
Europeana. Participants will be encouraged to try out their ideas for
creative reuse of the Europeana content and build prototypes showcasing
the social and business value of open cultural data. The suggested (but
not obligatory) themes are:
- Going mobile: Applications that bring Europeana to the mobile
devices be they smartphones or tablets! Take advantage of geo-data and
- Mashing-up: Mash-up with other APIs and combine and enrich
Europeana content with other free content from e.g. Wikipedia.
- Social curation: Applications that allow users to curate
Europeana content a share it with the world and each others on social
- User annotations: Applications that let users enrich Europeana
objects with comments, tags, links to external sources, or links to
other Europeana objects. This can be in the form of a game.
- World War One: Special attention will be on applications built to
showcase the human interest side of world war one based on the material
collected during the Europeana collection days.
You can find out more about prototypes developed during previous
hackathons on this website:
Best prototypes will be awarded prizes in the four categories:
- best commercial viability
- greatest social impact
- most innovative
- developers’ pick (voted by hackathon participants)
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.
If you would like to participate in one of these hackathons, please
check out the details and register for:
Digital Libraries Team Leader - Network Services Department
Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poznań, Poland