A two days of fun, innovation and digital brainstorming. The Hackaton is looking for non-hacking people such as heritage specialists, artists or researchers in the digital humanities to work with open data.






How to get involved

In order to be successful, the event needs you to share your programming skills, your “open data skills” or most importantly, your ideas!

You can already bring in ideas about ways to use cultural data

Have a look at the Swiss cultural data and data from heritage institutions abroad published under open licenses of Swiss Data Sources and Open Cultural Data (Worldwide).

You can help by sharing cultural data

You may own yourself cultural data that you are ready to share. Please look at these infosheets (German / French) on how to share data. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact beat.estermann@openglam.ch.

Share your discoveries of unspotted cultural data

Maybe you are aware of interesting cultural data. In preparation for the hackathon we are putting together a list of various data sources (links to interesting data). We encourage you to contribute to it by adding new items.

Share your project ideas

You can already bring in ideas about ways to use cultural data. Feel free to take part in an ongoing brainstorming on this page.

Hackathon Programme / Registration

The programme consists of:

  • a main hackathon track with a plenary session at the beginning and at the end of the event and self-organized group work in between;
  • a side programme with workshops on various topics, aimed at the transmission of skills and know-how related to the (re-)use of heritage data (the side programme is still in the making, please let us know if you have any suggestions for topics/presenters);
  • a Wikipedia atelier, targeted at existing and new Wikipedians interested in working together on GLAM-related topics (in German);
  • possibilities for participants to re-fuel and refresh themselves in a flexible manner;
  • a project presentation session on Saturday night, open to the public, followed by an apéro riche for hackathon participants and invited guests;
  • Two guided tours arranged for by the Historical Museum Basel for those who are still sticking around on Sunday (in German).


In order to take part in the programme as a regular participant, we ask you to register as soon as possible (the original deadline was set to 15 June). We are also able to provide a limited number of stays at the Basel Youth Hostel, free of charge, if you would like to stay over night in between the hackathon days.

Participation without registration: If you are just planning to attend the project presentation session on Saturday night or if you are curious and would like to peep in for a while to get a feel of the hackathon, you don’t need to register: just come to our welcome desk and ask for directions!

Directions on getting there

The closest stops (1, 3) and your destination (2) are shown here for participants arriving with public transport: Spalentor stop: bus number 30 from both the main station of the SBB or from the Badischen Bahnhof station / tram number 3 from the city centre; Entrance to the Main Library (Hauptbibliothek); Bernouillanum stop: bus number 30 from main station or Badischen Bahnhof.


During the hackathon, participants will have the possibility to attend several workshops aimed at the transmission of skills and know-how related to the (re-)use of heritage data. You’ll find below the detailed program with the workshop descriptions. The workshops will take place in Room 118 (Vortragssaal).


If you have questions to the organization committee, please contact us here: hackathon2016@openglam.ch.


1-2 Luglio 2016


Basel University Library

Schönbeinstrasse 18-20, 4056 Basel, Switzerland




sito: http://make.opendata.ch/wiki/event:2016-07

email: hackathon2016@openglam.ch