Museums Hack Day
Saturday 16 April 2011
10am - 6pm
at the Public, West Bromwich
“What can you create using our museums open data feed?”
We are looking for web developers, designers and programmers to help us explore ideas about how our data feed can be used to create new and interesting stuff!
Bring your own laptop
Refreshments and lunch provided*
Over the last 12 months museums and archive services in the Black Country have been working together to make their collections information available online via our Black Country History website.
Metadata for our museum and archive items is available as an Application Programmer’s Interface (API) that is easy to use and quick to get started with. Via the API you can submit search queries to return metadata for individual partners or subjects. The API is based upon OpenSearch, and by default takes a Lucene style query syntax.
Our data is also fed into the Culture Grid which has its own API which includes data from dozens of cultural organisations across the UK.
We are hoping that developers will use our metadata, either on its own or mixed with other data sets to create a new widget, mashup or application.
* Please let us know if you have any special needs or dietary requirements.
Comedy Night at the Public after our event, An Audience with Imran Yusuf
Date & Time: Doors 7.30pm. Begins 8pm, Sat, 16 Apr 8.00pm - 11.00pm
Price:£10 adv | £12 otd (£5 more with food) Book with The Public
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