These slide supported a presentation at the Digital Agenda Summit Open Data Workshop on June 16 2011. It summarises the why, how and results of a series of hackathons Europeana arranged in early June 2011.
Why a hackathon roadshow? To
facilitate innovation in the cultural heritage sector To nurture a developer community To reach and engage with users To show the rewards of Open Data To contribute to the Digital Agenda To have some fun!
Some results in numbers About
85 developers participated With a majority being independent developers or representing SMEs Creating 48 prototypes With 14 winners in the categories and local special awards
Some development trends at the
hackathons Apps designed for mobile and slates first Apps designed to be inherently social Apps allowing users to curate content Apps integrating a gaming component Apps connecting with Wikipedia Apps visualizing Europeana content in new ways
Culture: Creativity: Growth and Open
Data Without an Open Data license we can’t move beyond prototype with any of the winners! Culture: Open Data will allow more people to find and engage with cultural content Creativity: Open Data, allowing re-mix and re-use, will fuel creativity Growth: Open Data, allowing anyone to develop services, will lead to economic growth