Coding da Vinci is the first German open cultural data hackathon. Founded in Berlin in 2014, Coding da Vinci brings cultural heritage institutions together with the hacker & designer community to develop ideas and prototypes for the cultural sector and for the public. The long-term mission of Coding da Vinci is to create lasting structures within which cultural institutions and interested sectors of civil society can work together through open data. We hope to support cultural institutions through this transition as they expand their open data policies, making our cultural heritage digitally accessible for everybody.
Whilst a classic hackathon offers its participants only a short time frame - typically a weekend - to develop software applications, Coding da Vinci runs for a total of at least 6 weeks. This extended timeframe provides much-needed space for the formerly separate worlds of creative technology and cultural heritage to interact with and learn from each other.
The sprint begins with a two-day kick-off event: plenty of time for institutions to present their data sets, and for participants to make contact with the cultural heritage institutions, develop project ideas, and form teams. Over the next weeks, the teams work together to develop and submit their prototypes, before presenting them at the public award ceremony. Coding da Vinci Berlin 2017 focuses on data from institutions based in Berlin/ Brandenburg.
The hackathon kicks off 21/21 October and celebrates the results 2 December.
Coding da Vinci - Der Kultur-Hackathon is a joint project of Deutsche Digitalen Bibliothek (DDB), Open Knowledge Foundation Germany e.V. (OKF DE), Servicestelle Digitalisierung Berlin (digiS) and Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. (WMDE).
Kick-Off Coding da Vinci Berlin:
21 / 22 October 2017, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW)
Public award ceremony Coding da Vinci Berlin:
2 December 2017, Jüdisches Museum Berlin
Contact Coding da Vinci
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.