Open Cultural Data Hackathon 2017
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3rd Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon

Our next Open Cultural Data Hackathon takes place on 15-16 September 2017 at the University of Lausanne, in cooperation with the Laboratoire de cultures et humanités digitales, BCU Lausanne, and further partners and sponsors.

Note that the workshop programme will start already on 14 September in the afternoon.

The hackathon is preceded by several pre-events in spring 2017:

In addition, a workshop dedicated to the Open Cultural Data Hackathon will be held at the Public Domain Event in Basel (24 April 2017).

Join us on Facebook or Twitter

  • Facebook (Swiss Cultural Data Hackathon)
  • Twitter (Hashtag: #GLAMhack2016)

Share your data in view of the next Open Cultural Data Hackathon

You may own yourself cultural data that you are ready to share. Please look at these infosheets (German / French) on how to share data. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact

For media inquiries, please contact:

  • Ramona Fritschi, ramona.fritschi(at) (French/German/English)

Documentation of earlier events is available here.

University of Lausanne, “Genopode” building. Photo by Rama, CC BY-SA 3.0 France, via Wikimedia Commons

Hackathon Programme / Registration

The hackathon programme will consist of:

  • Two longer workshops/meetups (a workshop on OpenRefine, and a GLAM+Wikidata gathering) on Thursday, 14 September, afternoon, i.e. before the official start of the hackathon
  • a main hackathon track with a plenary session at the beginning and at the end of the event and self-organized group work in between
  • a side programme with workshops on various topics, aimed at the transmission of skills and know-how related to the (re-)use of heritage data
  • possibilities for participants to re-fuel and refresh themselves in a flexible manner
  • a project presentation session on Saturday night, open to the public, followed by an apéro riche for hackathon participants and invited guests

The detailed programme and possibility for registration will follow in spring 2017.

Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon 2016 at the Basel University Library. Photo by M. Schwendener, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons


The event is organized by the OpenGLAM CH Working Group of the association, with contributions from:

Organization Committee
Oleg Lavrovsky
Frédéric Noyer, co-lead programme committee
Oliver Waddell, lead datasets team
Radu Suciu, co-organiser Geneva hackdays / Basel University Library
Lionel Walter, co-lead programme committee, co-organiser Geneva hackdays / Bern University of Applied Sciences, E-Government Institute
Beat Estermann, project coordinator
Isabelle Lucas, lead logistics
Enrico Natale
Jan Baumann
Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire de Lausanne
Jeanette Frey (Director BCUL)
Ramona Fritschi, lead communications
Université de Lausanne, Laboratoire de cultures et humanités digitales (LADHUL)
Dominique Vinck (Director LADHUL)
Martin Grandjean, pre-event Digital Humanities, Lausanne
Marianna Schismenou
Historical Museum Basel
Stefan Bürer, pre-event Wikipedia/Wikidata

If you have questions to the organization committee, please contact us here:

Sponsors / Supporting Organizations

The Cultural Hackathon is made possible by financial and/or in kind contributions from the Cantonal and University Library Lausanne, Lausanne University, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, and Further sponsoring requests are pending.