Europeana launches Hack4Europe! 2012 As part of the 'Connecting Society to Culture Programme', Europeana will be inviting this year developers and designers to try out their ideas for creative re-use of the Europeana content and build applications showcasing the social and business value of open cultural data. Possible development themes include mobile apps, mash-ups, social curation, user annotations and World War One. Participants will have access to the diverse and rich Europeana collections containing over 21 million records, Europeana Search API (incl. a test key and technical documentation), digitized WW1 memorabilia collected during the Europeana WW1 road shows in spring 2012 and Europeana Linked Open Data Pilot datasets, which currently comprise about 2.5 million Europeana records available under a CC0 license. Hack4Europe! 2012 road show will include 3 hackathons in 3 different countries organised by Europeana and selected Europeana Awareness partners between 9 May and 21 June. More details on the registration to the hackathons are available at http://pro.europeana.eu/web/guest/hack4europe-2012 Each hackathon will announce at the end of the competition its own winners in 4 categories: *Best commercial viability *Greatest social impact *Most innovative app *Developers' pick 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. Check the individual event websites for registration and more details about the organisation, categories and prizes at http://pro.europeana.eu/web/guest/hack4europe-2012 The Europeana office --- This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this email. Please notify the sender immediately by email if you have received this email by mistake and delete this email from your system. P Please consider your environmental responsibility before printing this e-mail.