Calling all Creative & Tech Pioneers: Goethe-Institut Hack-Ur-Culture Hackathon 2020

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Calling all creative and tech pioneers to participate in Hack Ur Culture – a cultural heritage hackathon to shape the future of African GLAM institutions!

“Hack-Ur-Culture” is a virtual platform that brings together GLAM institutions (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) with creative minds and tech enthusiasts to bring about collaborations and innovations deriving from open cultural data.

This is an opportunity for the creative and cultural industry to come together and learn from each other while contributing to solving key problems faced by GLAM institutions. This is an opportunity for young professionals to take up space by building the solutions they want to see in the world.

This is a completely virtual hackathon. All elements from the kick off to prize giving ceremony of Hack-Ur-Culture will be done virtually.

Eligibility

You must be over the age of 18. You must come from Sub Saharan Africa. You should be fluent in english as that will be the presentation and written submission language for Hack Ur Culture. You should have stable access to the internet as the entire hackathon will be taking place virtually.

Prizes

The winning team earns a spot to participate in the Coding Da Vinci hackathon taking place in Germany in 2021 (April or August, depending on International travel restrictions). Additionally, there will be supporting awards for impressive projects that will receive exciting cash/product prizes to be announced in the coming weeks. The winning teams will have their projects featured at the 2020 Fak’ugesi Festival’s Virtual African Heritage & Technology Exhibition.

How to Apply

Click on this registration link and complete the application form and you will hear from the organising team if your team application was successful.

Application Deadline

Deadline for team applications is 10 September 2020 at 23:59

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