Open Cultural Data Hackathon 2015
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1st Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon
The First Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon took place on 27 / 28 February 2015 at the Swiss National Library in Bern (see full program). Some 100 software developers, artists, researchers, and members of the heritage sector gathered to re-use more than 30 open data sets. The data and content provided by over 20 different institutions was re-used for research purposes in Digital Humanities and related areas, in the context of Wikipedia/Wikimedia, as well as for other purposes, such as apps and artistic re-mixes. The hackathon was also an excellent means for heritage institutions to enter into dialogue with software developers, researchers, Wikipedians, and to put cultural data and digitized collections to wider use.
- Alain und Laura sind neue Medien a poetic journey
- Ancestors on Wikidata automatic visualisation of family trees
- Artmap puts art.. on a map
- catexport tool for working with Wikimedia data
- Cultural Music Radio geolocalised mobile app
- Diplomatic Documents and Swiss Newspapers in 1914 interlinked & searchable
- flying Eduardo building a universal template for web apps with “Points of Interest”
- Graphing the Stateless People in Carl Durheim's Photos to reconstruct relationships
- Historical Tarot Freecell play online with ancient cards
- Historical Views of Zurich Data Upload into Wikimedia Commons
- Lausanne Historic GeoGuesser game with historic photos and modern maps
- Oldmaps online republishing historical Swiss maps
- OpenGLAM Inventory database of heritage institutions
- Picture This connected frame with historic images
- Portrait Domain alternate identity social media platform
- Public Domain Game with Web-linked cards
- Schweizer Kleinmeister: An Unexpected Journey immersive 3D-visualisation
- Spock Monroe Art Brut photo mosaic and tribute
- Swiss Games Showcase from a database of the computer game scene
- The Endless Story computer generated narration
- Thematizer enriching cultural information online
- WikiProject "Cultural heritage" Swiss monuments in Wikidata
- ViiSoo water visualisation and sonification remix
- Zürich 1799 published to Wikipedia and Commons
Also see full list of projects tagged 'glam'.
Media and blog reactions to the event:
- Freigeister hacken kulturelle Daten (Berner Zeitung)
- Kultur-Hackathon: Schweizer Kulturerbe, neu programmiert (SRF2 Kultur Kompact)
- Kultur Hackathon in der Schweizer Landesbibliothek (Digital Brainstroming Podcast)
- Zugänge zum Datenbestand von Museen, Archiven und Bibliotheken (Swisscom ICT Trends)
- Swiss Open Cultural Hackathon (Le présente d'hier et de demain)
- Interviews with the Organizers (Infoclio)
- Press & Blog review (Infoclio)
The Organizing Team would like to extend a warm thank you to all participants for their active and enthusiastic contribution! We are looking forward to seeing you soon at another hacking occasion, for “after the hackathon..is before the hackathon!”
How to get involved
In order to be successful, the event needs you to share your programming skills, your data or most importantly, your ideas!
Come and experience the Hackathon!
First of all, join us on the 27 and 28 February for two days of fun, innovation and digital brainstorming. It is great if you are a programmer and you are ready to help with your skills, but we are also looking for non-hacking people such as patrimonial specialists or researchers in digital humanities.
You can already bring in ideas about ways to use cultural data
You can help by sharing cultural data
You may own yourself cultural data that you are ready to share. Please look at these infosheet (German / French) on how to share data. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact email@example.com.
Share your discoveries of unspotted cultural data
Maybe you are aware of interesting cultural data. In preparation for the hackathon we are putting together a list of such datasets links to interesting data. We encourage you to contribute to it by adding new items.
Share Project Ideas
You can already bring in ideas about ways to use cultural data. Feel free to take part to an ongoing brainstorming on this page.
The event is organized by the OpenGLAM CH Working Group, with contributions from:
|Micha L. Rieser, project manager|
|National Library Bern|
|Matthias Nepfer, logistic head|
|Beat Estermann, dataset head|
|Frédéric Noyer, communication head|
|OGD Project Switzerland|
|ETH Bibliothek Zürich|
|Dr. Franziska Regner|
|Dr. Daniel Boos|
In addition, the Cultural Hackathon is supported by Migros Kulturprozent.
If you have questions to the organization committee, please contact us here: firstname.lastname@example.org.