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GLAM Hack Philly 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:00 PM (PST)

GLAM Hack Philly 2014

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IMPORTANT: All attendees must be registered to enter Van Pelt Library the day of the event.

What is GLAM Hack Philly?

GLAM Hack Philly is a free weekend-long hackathon focused on building apps with open data from Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums. 

Who should attend?

Hackathons are for everyone. The event will bring together programmers, curators, librarians, designers, archivists and anyone else with a passion for GLAM data to build fun and interesting apps with the tremendous amount of GLAM data that is openly and freely available.  Hackathon apps need code, but they also need ideas.

To ensure that all participants are treated with respect, we have a Code of Conduct that all attendees must abide by during the hackathon.

How does it work?

We are currently seeking proposals of Data Challenges for teams to work on during the hackathon. Challenges can be as simple as a dataset and a vague idea of what could be done with that data, or could be an already identified problem with your data that you are seeking help to solve. Click here for more information on submitting challenges.

On the morning of Saturday, February 1st, participants can pitch ideas for projects related to a specific data set (based on submitted Challenges) or for broader GLAM-related applications. This could be anything from creating Omeka plug-ins to building a virtual city tour app using local digital collections. Small groups will form and participants will begin working on their projects through Sunday, with a goal to present a working prototype by Sunday afternoon.

Please see the schedule for more details.

Need more info?

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Please Note: 

 The Hackathon will run from 10am-6pm both days. Van Pelt Library requires a photo ID for entry. Attendees will need to present their photo ID on both days of the event. ALL ATTENDEES MUST BE REGISTERED TO ENTER THE LIBRARY.

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