Hack4Culture

15-16.04.2016

From 15 to 16 April, Centennial Hall was the venue for the overnight hackathon, which was held as part of GeekWeekWro. Its central theme was culture in the context of actions for the local community as part of a larger, global organism that is actually capable of influencing the shape oif the latter.

 

The hackathon participants spent the entire night preparing solutions that would draw upon new technologies and tools in order to improve the quality of participating in culture. In the morning, the ideas put forward by the project groups were evaluated by judges: Edwin Bendyk (curator of the City of the Future / Laboratory Wrocław programme), Jan Strycharz (programme director of the Social Innovation Workshop Foundation), Alicja Snarska (New Technologies Department at Microsoft), Łukasz Czajkowski (director of the Business Support Centre at the Wrocław Agglomeration Development Agency), Paweł Klimek (programmer and blogger connected with the .NET environment) and Tomasz Brzozowski (a business analyst, implementation consultant and software engineer).

 

Sixteen teams entered the competition. The first prize was awarded joint to the Allegro team for their project titled KUBOT, which can be used to spread information about local cultural events (this idea also received the Audience Award), and the Cluster of Disaster group for tindart, an application that combines Tinder and art to enable making friends based on art tastes. The judges awarded an honourable mention to the Mippid team, who presented an application informing about local street art and the possibilities of funding it.

 

Hack4Culture was the first event organised by Unit4 Polska in cooperation with European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016 under the banner of Mixed Coding Arts.
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