Not only in the context of Digital Humanities but also in other research areas the Open Data movement is gaining momentum. One example of this development is the International Open Data Day which is becoming more prominent every year. The City of Vienna has launched its own annual Open Data happening. But also in the context of DH Open Data is becoming a vital part of the research process as projects such as ELEXIS are opening up (research) data. One of the benefits of Open Data is that it can be used by anyone for any purpose which makes it an ideal resource for hackathons.
For this reason, the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ACDH-OeAW) is launching a virtual Open Data hackathon series, offering people all over the globe the possibility to participate and contribute without having to travel.
Participants will be given a specific Open Data set and a fixed time frame within which to solve a given task on the basis of the provided data. The best submissions will be awarded winners’ certificates and cash prizes. In the end, all submissions will be made available Open Source in order for all results created in the course of the event series to be available and reusable for the entire DH community.
- Registration is open: 17.01.2019 - 01.02.2019 (noon CET)
- 1. Hackathon (ELEXIS hack - lexicographical data): 04.02.2019 (2 p.m. CET) - 20.02.2019 (midnight CET)
- 2. Hackathon (Vienna Open Data Day hack - cartographic data): 11.02.2019 (2 p.m. CET) - 28.02.2019 (midnight CET)
- 3. Hackathon (International Open Data Day hack - textual data): 14.02.2019 (2 p.m. CET) - 02.03.2019 (midnight CET)
- Announcement of winners: 10.05.2019