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 


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 


The Europeana office 




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