Hack for Culture
Hack for Culture brought arts & cultural organisations (including the Bluecoat, Everyman Playhouse, FACT, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool Philharmonic, Tate Liverpool and Unity Theatre) together with Merseyside's Digital and Creative industries to explore and experiment with a wide variety of hidden cultural data sets.
Teams made up of designers and developers and staff from arts organisations designed and prototyped innovative products and services that utilised a variety of data sets that addressed cultural challenges and proposed new ways to work together in the future. Teams pitched their projects on the Sunday to a specialist panel with a range of prizes provided by the arts organisations above.
The event featured Bill Thompson (technology writer) as Speaker and Chair of the Judges.
If you've never participated in a Hack Day before have a look at films of similar events we've delivered: Fab Camp Liverpool and Hacks meet Hackers and have a look at the Participant Information to see the benefits of attending.You can see some photos on our flickr account and we'll add more this week, there's also a film that will go live on our youtube site very soon. See the participant's tweets by searching for #hack4culture on twitter. This was a 2-day event heldon Saturday 3rd March 9.30am - 5.30pm (building opened til 7pm for die hard hackers !) & Sunday 4 March starting 10.00am wrapping up around 3.00pm at LJMU's Art and Design Academy.
You can see who registered here.