Draft, 14 June 2016
This page should be in a useful state, but still needs work before it's finished.
GovHack is an open data competition. Teams design and build apps using open government data across a single weekend.
Cultural heritage data can be difficult to interpret without context or background knowledge.
Instead of just throwing datasets at developers, we want to start talking about problems and possibilities – to put people who understand the context in contact with people who can do things with the data.
Instead of just building apps, we want to build connections between cultural institutions, researchers, students, heritage practitioners, developers, designers, and creators of all types.
Anyone interested in working with cultural heritage data is welcome. You don’t need to be a coder to participate. This is a chance for people without technical skills to learn what’s possible and build collaborations.