Hack4OpenGLAM cultural hackathon took place for the first time in 2020 at the Creative Commons Global Summit. AvoinGLAM (a joint GLAM working group of Wikimedia Finland, Open Knowledge Finland, and Creative Commons Finland) is arranging it again in 2021. The event consists of a workshop day, followed by three independent working days during the CC Summit days, and a celebration event after the summit.
Hack4OpenGLAM is a co-creation event for working towards Open Access to cultural heritage. The event brings together content communities, GLAM professionals, advocates of open cultural heritage, digital creators, and tools or platform developers – from newcomers to experts – to learn, work, and create with one another.
The event takes place 20–24 September 2021 during the Creative Commons Global Summit, but you can join the collaborative activities already!
Hack4OpenGLAM focuses this year on knowledge equity – highlighting knowledge of individuals, communities, and cultures who have been left out of the spotlight of history, decolonizing cultural historical collections, and acknowledging responsible ways of sharing information online openly.
Propose a project to work on, join others in their project, bring the content of you institution and your expertise of the subject matter to the event, or come and support those who wish to use your tools.
You can participate in many ways
Arrange a workshop The hackathon is for doing and learning together. The event kicks off with a day of workshops, discussions, and project pitches. If you wish to run a workshop, register your idea and start discussing it on the community platform. This way, the workshop program can be collaboratively prepared.
Start a project A project can be as sketchy as an idea or a topic, or as detailed as an already existing project. It can be a call-to-action around a task or a challenge to solve a problem. The projects are not expected to be technical, but they can be. Newcomers and experts are equally welcome. We encourage all participants to engage in the discussions around the projects as early as possible.
The work starts already
|Registration Start by registering you project, tool, collection, or just yourself! Register now!|
|Community platform Collaboration has already started on the community platform and it continues throughout the hackathon in September. Participating projects get dedicated channels where they can start working together and growing communities around their projects!|
|Weekly meetups We are meeting to chat about Hack4OpenGLAM projects every Thursday. Join us on the call on Thursdays at 1 pm UTC.|
|Dashboard Hack4OpenGLAM Dashboard introduces the people and the projects at the event. It is a matchmaking place for the participants and a showcase of open content and projects. The dashboard shows the progression of the projects in real-time and preserves the results after the event.|
|The hackathon starts and ends with a live event The first day of the hackathon (20 September) is dedicated to live workshops, discussions, and project pitches. After three days of independent hacking on the community platform, the crowd will again convene for the live Final Gala (24 September).|
We will list the members of the team, the facilitators, and the global ambassadors here.
How you can help
How you can volunteer
On this page you can find different tasks that are available for volunteers.
Regional ambassadors will lead the effort to make Hack4OpenGLAM known in different parts of the world, and in different languages. You can help to translate this page and other key messages to your language.