The Museu Picasso hosted a Europeana Hackathon in June 2011 The hackathons are workshops bringing together competent and enthusiastic software developers to build cool projects within a day or two (sketches, prototypes, even working applications).
You may be wondering: why the Museu Picasso got involved in a Hackathon?
So, the hackathon philosphy lies on Open Data context
the philosophy of making content and tools available to users is what leads the joint effort of museums+Europeana+developers: -Museums have the collections and the aim of extending knowledge and enjoyment of it to the greatest possible number of users. -Europeana currently offers access to near 20 million cultural objects, has the same aim as the Museum. -The expert developers have the skills and the talent to make the data ‘play’ and extract open applications that are made accessible to the public.
Amazing what could be done in just one and a half day!!!
- Going Mobile : applications for bringing Europeana to mobile devices - Multilingual : applications that facilitate mashups to provide translations or create multilingual tags for Europeana metadata - Going Social : applications for bringing Europeana metadata to the social networks - Data Visualization : combining data to visually and user-ftriendly present the different types of content on Europeana
Barcelona Hackathon Awards: Innovation: (shared) : Sergio Manuel Galán Nieto y Víctor Manuel Díaz Barrales , &quot;Colour art bits Bert Balcaen , &quot;Colour chronology Commercial potential : David A. Lareo , &quot;Europeana Layer App“ Social Inclusion : Luca Chiarandini y Eduardo Graells, &quot;Timebook” inspired on Facebook, aggregating info from Europeana, DBPedia and others Audience award: Luca Chiarandini y Eduardo Graells , &quot;Timebook&quot;.
Hack4Europe! Barcelona 2011
Hack4Europe! Barcelona Conxa Rodà, Museu Picasso @innova2 Europeana & Linked Data Workshop_ CitiLab Cornellà _22 nov 2011
Why the Museu Picasso got involved in a Hackathon? <ul><li>Because we firmly believe in the concepts of availability of knowledge and Open Content: </li></ul><ul><li>to spread the maximum amount of knowledge to the maxim number of people globally </li></ul>
Open Data sharing http://www.ght.org.uk/userfiles/image/webgeneral/medical-records-shelf.jpg http://www.asifocus.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/data-sharing.jpg Virtuous circle of Open: using + sharing + reusing data = heritage more available
Why a hackathon roadshow? <ul><li>To facilitate innovation in the cultural heritage sector </li></ul><ul><li>To nurture a developer community </li></ul><ul><li>To reach and engage with users </li></ul><ul><li>To show the rewards of Open Data </li></ul><ul><li>To contribute to the Digital Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>To have some fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://www.slideshare.net/DavidHaskiya/hack4europe-8324811 </li></ul>
Hack4Europe! Venues_ June 2011 <ul><li>Collections Trust, London </li></ul><ul><li>Poznan Supercomputing Center, Poznan </li></ul><ul><li>National Heritage Board, Stockholm </li></ul><ul><li>Museu Picasso, Barcelona </li></ul><ul><li>85 developers participated </li></ul><ul><li>48 prototypes created </li></ul>
Barcelona Hackathon 20 developers 17 projects http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi6orKhhuqQ
Apps _Europeana Hackathon main topics <ul><li>Going Mobile </li></ul><ul><li>Multilingual </li></ul><ul><li>Going Social </li></ul><ul><li>Data Visualization </li></ul>
Outcomes for the 3 stakeholders <ul><li>Europeana : promotion + better knowledge/awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Museu Picasso : position as agent of innovation + digital strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Developers : networking + recognition & fun </li></ul>
Challenges ( among others ) MY treasure... Overcoming resistances to open data for public use & reuse Making Hackathon prototypes become real apps