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Hack Ur Culture – Hackathon launch

24 September 2020

Launch: 24 September 2020 (Heritage Day)
18 October 2020

Ayeye! Calling all creative and tech pioneers to participate in Hack Ur Culture – a cultural heritage hackathon to shape the future of African GLAM institutions!

“Hack-Ur-Culture” is a virtual platform that brings together GLAM institutions (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) with creative minds and tech enthusiasts to bring about collaborations and innovations deriving from open cultural data.

The HSRC is partnering with a number of institutions to bring you this cultural hackathon which is being launched on Heritage Day 2020. The hackathon will run for a period of 3 weeks with final project submissions due on Sunday, 18 October 2020 at 23:59. There will be a virtual prize-giving to announce the winners on a date to be announced.

  • To help make cultural heritage data open and accessible to the public
  • To deliver impactful learning and development
  • To put the question of cultural heritage data on the agenda
  • To offer a platform of experimentation to discover what is possible for the future of GLAM institutions

Read more about the hackathon.