- On 6 May 2014
- companies, digital, software, technologies
On Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th, Talent Garden Padova in association with Fondazione Comunica will be hosting #Hack4Med, the Hackathon of European Homer Project (www.homerproject.eu).
A hackathon, or hack day, is an event where experts from many web sectors partecipates, like software developers, programmers and web graphic designers. The purpose of #Hack4Med is not the same every year: some hackathons are created just for educational or social purposes, even if in many cases the conjunction point is to create an usable software. However, they tend to have a specific focus, like the programming language used, a particular operating system or application.
#Hack4Med will happen in 7 Mediterranean regions simoultaneusly (Andalusia, Corsica, Provence and Côte d’Azur, Piedmont, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Crete, Montenegro). Theme of the project: public data heritage (Open Data). Programmers, designers, civic hackers, companies, startups, Open Data passionates or simply curios people are welcome, singularly or in a team (maximum 4 people per team).
24 hours of non-stop programming to present a project based on Open Data and 700 free dataset from which to choose. There can be proposed: a web application, a data mashup, a smartphone or tablet app, an infographic or a simple prototipe or an idea.
The developed applications will have to be: in English language, relevant for the involved territory, usable from different platforms, free from copywright.
From the regional winners of May the 17th, just one will be declared as #Hack4Med absolute winner, which will be rewarded on the closing ceremony that will take place in Turin during the month of July.
By promoting the event, Fondazione Comunica shows once more to pay attention on digitalizing themes and diffusion of digital culture in our territory, in order to support technologic development and cultural condivision.
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